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CHAP. XX. The ten commandments. 69 7 gAnd Moses came and called for the near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, elders of the people, and laid before their lest the Lord break forth upon them. faces all these words which the LORD | 23 And Moses said unto the LORD, commanded him.

The people cannot come up to mount Si8 And all the people answered togeth nai : for thou chargedst us, saying, Set er, and said, All that the LORD hath bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. spoken we will do. And Moses returned 24 And the LORD said unto him, Athe words of the people unto the LORD. way, get thee down, and thou shalt come

9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, || up, thou, and Aaron with thec : But let. I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that not the priests and the people break the people may hear when I speak with | through, to come up unto the LORD, lest thee, and believe thee for ever. And he break forth upon them. Moses told the words of the people unto || 25 So Moses went down unto the peo the LORD.

Il ple, and spake unto them. 10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go

CHAP. XX. into the people, and sanctify them to-day || 1 The ten commandments. 22 Idolatry and to-morrow, and let them wash their forbidden. 24 Of what sort the altar clothes,

should be. 11 And be ready against the third day: || A ND God spake all these words, say- . for the third day the LORD will come down h ing, in the sight of all the people upon mount. 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have Sinai.

| brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the out of the house of bondage. people round about, saying, Take heed to 3 Thou shalt havenoother godsbefore me. yourselves, that ye go not up into the 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any mount, or touch the border of it ; whoso || graven image, or any likeness of any thing ever tocheth the mount shall be surely Il that is in heaven above, or that is in the put to death :

earth beneath, or that is in the water un13 There shall not an hand touch it, | der the earth : . but he shall surely be stoned or shot 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to through : whether it be beast or man, it | them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquilong, they shall come up to the mount. |ty of the fathers upon the children unto

14 And Moses went down from the | the third and fourth generation of them mount unto the people, and sanctified the that hate me ; people ; and they washed their clothes. 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands

15 And he said unto the people, Be of them that love me, and keep my comreally against the third day: come not at mandments. your wives.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the 16 9 And it came to pass on the third | LORD thy God in vain : for the LORD day in the morning, that there were thun- will not hold him guiltless that taketh his ders and lightnings, and a thick cloud up- | name in vain. a the mount, and the voice of the trump- || 8 Remember the sabbath-day to keep et exceeding loud ; so that all the people || it holy that suas in the camp trembled.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all 17 And Moses brought forth the peo- | thy work : ple out of the camp to meet with God; and 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath they stood at the nether part of the mount. Il of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not

18 And mount Sinai was altogether on do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy a smoke, because the LORD descended daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maidupon it in fire: and the smoke thereof as- || servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger cended as the smoke of a furnace, and the || that is within thy gates : whole mount quaked greatly.

11 For in six days the LORD made hear19 And when the voice of the trumpet Il en and earth, the sea, and all that in them sounded long, and waxed louder and is, and rested the seventh day : wherefore Lauder, Moses spake, and God answered the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and him by a voice.

hallowed it. 20 And the LORD came down upon 12 Honour thy father and thy mother ; mount Sinai, on the top of the mount : that thy days may be long upon the land and tlie Lord called Moses up to the top which the LORD thy God giveth thee. of the mount; and Moses went up.. 13 Thou shalt not kill.

21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. down, charge the people, lest they break 15 Thou shalt not steal. throngh unto the LORD to gaze, and ma 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness ny of them perish.

against thy neighbour. 2. And let the priests also which come il 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's

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Divers laws. house, thou shalt not covet thy neigh- 8 If she please not her master, who hatii bour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his betrothed her to himself, then shall he let maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange any thing that is thy neighbour's.

nation he shall have no power, seeing he 18 Ånd all the people saw the thun- || hath dealt deceitfully with her. " derings, and the lightnings, and the noise 9. And if he have betrothed her unto his of the trumpet, and the mountain smok son, he shall deal with her after the maning: and when the people saw it, they || ner of daughters. removed, and stood afar off.

10 If he take him another wife ; her 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak || food, her raiment, and her duty of marthou with us, and we will hear: but let riage shall he not diminish. not Gud speak with us, lest we die.

11 And if he do not these three unto 20 And Moses said unto the people, l her, then shall she go out free without Fear not : for God is come to prove you,

money. and that his fear may be before your faces, i 12 | He that smiteth a man, so that he that ye sin not.

die, shall be surely put to death 21. And the people stood afar off, and | 13 And if a man lie not in wait, but Moses drew near unto the thick darkness God deliver him into his hand; then I where God was.

will appoint thee a place whither he shall 22 And the LORD said unto Moses, || flee. Thus thou shalt say unto the children of 14 But if a man come presumptuously Israel ; Ye have seen that I have talked | upon his neighbour, to slay him with with you from heaven.

guile; thou shalt take him from mine al23 'Ye shall not make with me gods of tar, that he may die. silver, neither shall ye make unto you. 15 And he that smiteth his father, or gods of gold.

his mother, shall be surely put to death. 24 | An altar of earth thou shalt make li 16 And he that stealeth a man, and unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, he shall surely be put to death. thy sheep, and thine oxen : in all places ! 17 And he that curseth his father, where I record my name I will come un- | or his mother, shall surely be put to to thee, and I will bless thee.

25 And if thou wilt make me an altar | 18 | And if men strive together, and one · of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn | smite another with a stone, or with his fist,

stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, and he die not, but keepeth his bed : thou hast polluted it.

19 If he rise again, and walk abroad 26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps upon his staff, then shall he that smote unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be | him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss not discovered thereon.

of his time, and shall cause him to be CHAP. XXI.

throughly healed.. 1 Laws for servants, 12 for man-slaugh 20 And if a man smite his servant, or

ter, 16 man-stealers, 17 cursers of pa his maid, with a rod, and he die under his rents, and several others.

| hand; he shall be surely punished. N OW these are the judgments which 21 Notwithstanding, if he continue à IV thou shalt set before them.

day or two, he shall not be punished : for 2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six he is his money. years he shall serve: and in the seventh | 22 If men strive, and hurt a woman he shall go out free for nothing.

with child, so that her fruit depart from 3 If he came in by himself, he shall go her, and yet no mischief follow : he shall out by himself: if he were married, then || be surely punished, according as the womhis wife shall go out with him.

an's husband will lay upon him ; and he 4. If his master have given him a wife, shall pay as the judges determine. and she have born him sons or daughters ; 23 And if any mischief follow, then the wife and her children shall be her mas- thou shalt give life for life, ter's, and he shall go out by himself.

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand 5 And if the servant shall plainly say, for hand, foot for foot, I love my master, my wife, and my chil. 25 Burning for burning, wound for dren ; I will not go out free:

wound, stripe for stripe. 6 Then his master shall bring him unto 26 And if a man smite the eye of his the judges; he shall also bring him to the servant, or the eye of his maid, that it door, or unto the door-post: and his mas perish; he shall let him go free for his ter shall bore his ear through with an awl; | eye's sake, and he shall serve him for ever.

27 And if he smite out his man-servant's 7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a tooth, or his maid-servänt's tooth; he shallmaid-servant, she shall not go out as the let him go free for his tooth's sake. men-servants do.

1:28 I If an ox gore a man or a woman,

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and ordinances.' 71 that they die : then the ox shall be surely 8 If the thief be not found, then the stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; | master of the house shall be brouglit unbut the owner of the ox shall be quit to the judges, to see whether he have put

29 But if the ox were wont to push with his hand unto his neighbour's goods. his han in time past, and it hath been tes- | 9 For all manner of trespass, whether tified to his owner, and he hath not kept it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, him in, but that he hath killed a man or or for any manner of lost thing which ana woman ; the ox shall be stoned, and other challengeth to be his: the cause of his owner also shall be put to death. | both parties shall come before the judges;

30 If there be laid on him a sum of mon- and whom the judges shall condemn, he ev, then he shall give for the ransom of I shall pay double unto his neighbour. his life whatsoever is laid upon him.

10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour 31 Whether he have gored a son, or an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast have gored a daughter, according to this to keep ; and it die, or be lurt, or driven judgment shall it be done unto him. away, no man seeing it:

32 If the ox shall push a man-servant, 11 Then shall an oath of the Lord be ar maid-servant; he shall give unto their between them both, that he hath not put master thirty shekels of silver, and the || his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and ox shall be stoned.

the owner of it shall accept thereof, and 33 | And if a man shall open a pit, or he shall not make it goodl. if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, 12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall and an ox or an ass fall therein ;

|| make restitution unto the owner thereof. 34 The owner of the pit shall make it | 13 If it be torn in pieces; then let him good, and give money unto the owner of bring it for witness, and he shall not make them; and the dead beast shall be his. good that which was torn.

35 And if one man's ox hurt another's 14 | And if a man borrow aught of that he die, then they shall sell the live || his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the ox, and divide the money of it, and the owner thereof being not with it, he shall dead or also they shall divide.

surely make it good. 36 Or if it be known that the ox hath 15 But if the owner thereof be with it, used to push in time past, and his owner he shall not make it good: if it be an hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay hired thing, it came for his hire. ex for ox, and the dead shall be his own. 16 And if a man entice a maid that CHAP. XXII.

is not betrothed, and lie with her, he 1 Of theft. 5 Of damage. 7 Of trespasses. I shall surely endow her to be his wife. 14 borrowing. 16 of fornication. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give 18 Of Wischerafi, and other offences. her unto him, he shall pay money accordFa man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and | ing to the dowry of virgins. I kill it, or sell it ; he shall restore five 18 I Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a 19 I Whosoever lieth with a beast shall sheep.

surely be put to death. 2 If a thief be found breaking up, and 20° f He that sacrificeth unto any god, be smitten that he die, there shall no save unto the LORD only, he shall be blood be shed for him.

utterly destroyed. 3 If the sun be risen upon him, there | 21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranshall be blood shed for him : for he should ger, nor oppress him : for ye were stranmake full restitution; if he have nothing, gers in the land of Egypt. then he shall be sold for his theft.

22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or 4 If the theft be certainly found in his fatherless child. hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or 23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and sheep; he shall restore double.

they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear 5 If a man shall cause a field or their cry; vegard to be eaten, and shall put in his 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I beast, and shall feed in another man's will kill you with the sword; and your feld: of the best of his own field, and of wives shall be widows, and your children the best of his own vineyard shall he || fatherless. make restitution.

25 | If thou lend money to any of my 6 I fire break out, and catch in thorns, | people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not so that the stacks of corn, or the standing be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou COTT, or the field be consumed therewith; || lay upon him usury. he that kindled the fire shall surely make 26‘If thou at all take thy neighbour's restitution.

raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it 7 & If a man shall deliver unto his unto him by that the sun goeth down: • neighbour money or stuff to keep, and | 27 For that is his covering only, it is his

it be stolen out of the man's house; if the raiment for his skin: wherein shall he thief be found, let him pay double.. 1 sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he

72 Of slander and false witness. EXODUS.

An Angel pircmised. crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavgracious.

ened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened 28 1 Thou shalt not revile the gods, || bread seven days, as I commanded thee, nor curse the ruler of thy people. || in the time appointed of the month Abib;

29 I Thou shalt not delay to offer the for in it thou camest out from Egypt: first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: and none shall appear before me empty :) the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give 16 And the feast of harvest, the firstunto me.

fruits of thy labours, which thou hast 30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine sown in the field : and the feast of in-gathoxen, and with thy sheep: seven days itering, which is in the end of the year, shall be with his dam; on the eighth day when thou hast gathered in thy labours thou shalt give it me.

out of the field. 31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: 17 Three times in the year all thy males neither shall ye eat any fiesh that is torn | shall appear before the Lord God. of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to 18 À Thou shalt not offer the blood of the dogs.

my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither CHAP. XXIII.

shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until 1 0f slander and false witness. 2 Of other the morning

offences and duties. 20 An Angel prom- 19 The first of the first-fruits of thy ised, with a blessing, if they obcy him. land thou shalt bring into the house of the THOU shalt not raise a false report: LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe

1 put not thine hand with the wicked a kid in his mother's milk. to be an unrighteous witness.

20 | Behold, I send an Angel before 2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude | thee, to keep thee in the way, and to to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a bring thee into the place which I have cause to decline after many to wrest || prepared. judgment :

21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, 3 | Neither shalt thou countenance a provoke him not; for he will not pardon poor man in his cause.

your tansgressions: for my name is in him. * 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or 22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his his ass going astray, thou shalt surely | voice, and do all that I speak; then I will bring it back to him again.

be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth adversary unto thine adversaries. thee lying under his burden, and wouldest 23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, forbear to help him, thou shalt surely and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and help with him.

the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the 6 T Thou shalt not wrest the judgment | Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebof thy poor in his cause.

|| usites; and I will cut them off. 7 Keep thee far from a false matter ; | 24 Thou shalt not bow down to their and the innocent and righteous slay thou | gols, ror serve them, nor do after their not: for I will not justify the wicked. works; but thou shalt utterly over

8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the throw them, and quite break down their gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the images. words of the righteous.

25 And ye shall serve the LORD your 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: God, and he shall bless thy bread, and for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing | thy water; and I will take sickness away ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. from the midst of thee.

10 And six years thou shalt sow thy land, 26 There shall nothing cast their young, and shalt gatlier in the fruits thereof: nor be barren, in thy land: the number

11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it of thy days I will fulfil. rest and lie still; that the poor of thy 27' I will send my fear before thee, and people may eat: and what they leave, the will destroy all the people to whom thou beasts of the field shall eat. In like man- shalt come, and I will make all thine enener thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and mies turn their backs unto thee. with thy oliveyard.

28 And I will send hornets before 12 q Six days thou shalt do thy work, thec, which shall drive out the Hivite, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: the Canaanite, and the Hittite from bethat thine ox and thine ass may rest, and fore thee. the son of thy handmaid, and the stran 29 I will not drive them out from beger, may be refreshed.

fore thee in one year; lest the land be13 | And in all things that I have said come desolate, and the beast of the field unto you be circumspect : and make no multiply against thee. mention of the names of other gods, ! SO By little and little I will drive them neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. out from before thee, until thou be in

14 | Three times thou shalt keep a creased, and inherit the land. feast unto me in the year.

31 And I will set thy bounds from the

The peonie promise obedience. CHAP. xxv. Moses goeth up into mount Sinai. 73 Red sea even unto the sea of the Philis- || ter Joshua : and Mases went up into the tines, and from the desert unto the river: mount of God. for I will deliver the inhabitants of the 14 | And he said unto the elders, Tarry land into your hand; and thou shalt drive ye here for us, until we come again unto them out before thee.

you: and behold, Aaron and Hur are with 32 Thou shalt make no covenant with you: if any man have any matters to do, them, nor with their gods.

I let him come unto them. 33 They shall not dwell in thy land, 15 | And Moses went up into the mount, lest they make thee sin against me: for and a cloud covered the mount. if thou serve their gods, it will surely be 16 And the glory of the Lord abode a sare unto thee.

upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered CHAP. XXIV.

it six days; and the seventh day he called 1 Moses is called up into the mountain. 3 unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

The people promise obedience. 6 Moses 11 17 And the sight of the glory of the afirinklesh the blood of the covenant. LORD was like devouring fire on the top 15 He goeth up into the mount.

of the mount in the eyes of the children AND he said unto Moses, Come up un- of Israel. A to the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Na- 18 And Moses went into the midst of dah, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: of Israel; and worship ye afar off. and Moses was in the mount forty days

2 And Moses alone shall come near the and forty nights. LORD: but they shall not come nigh; |

CHAP. XXV. neither shall the people go up with him. 1 The offering for the tabernacle. 10 The

3 And Moses came and told the peo form of the ark. 17 The mercy-seat. 23 ple all the words of the LORD, and all the The table. 31 The candlestick. judgments: and all the people answered AND the LORD spake unto Moses, with one voice, and said, All the words

A saying, which the LORD hath said will we do 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that

4 And Moses wrote all the words of they bring me an offering : of every man the LORD, and rose up early in the morn- | that giveth it willingly with his heart ye ing, and builded an altar under the hill, shall take my offering. and twelve pillars according to the twelve 3 And this is the offering which ye shall tribes of Israel.

take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, 5 And he sent young men of the chil U 4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, dren of Israel, which offered burnt-offer and fine linen, and goats hair, ings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen 5 And rams skins dyed red, and badgunto the LORD.

ers skins, and shittim wood, 6 And Moses took half of the blood, 6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing and put it in basons; and half of the blood oil, and for sweet incense, he sprinkled on the altar.

7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in 7 And he took the book of the cove- || the ephod, and in the breast-plate. nant, and read in the audience of the peol 8 And let them make me a sanctuary ; ple: and they said, All that the LORD that I may dwell among them. hath said will we do, and be obedient. 9 According to all that I shew thee af

8 And Moses took the blood, and sprin- ter the pattern of the tabernacle, and the kled it on the people, and said, Behold pattern of all the instruments thereof, the blood of the covenant, which the LORD even so shall ye make it. hath made with you concerning all these 10 | And they shall make an ark of words.

shittim wood : two cubits and a half shall 99 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, be the length thereof, and a cubit and a Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and elders of Israel :

a half the height thereof. 10 And they saw the God of Israel : 11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure and there was under his feet as it were a gold, within and without shalt thou overpared work of a sapphire-stone, and as it lay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of Bere the body of heaven in his clearness. gold round about. 11 And upon the nobles of the children 12 And thou shalt cast four rings of

Israel he laid not his hand: also they gold for it, and put them in the four cor$1w God, and did eat and drink.

ners thereof; and two rings shall be in the 12 And the LORD said unto Moses, one side of it, and two rings in the other Come up to me into the mount, and be i side of it. there : and I will give thee tables of 13 And thou shalt make staves of shit

one, and a law, and commandments tim wool, and overlay them with gold. shich I have written ; that thou mayesti 14 And thou shalt put the staves into teach them.

the rings by the sides of the ark, that the 13 Ind Moses rose up, and his minis- ' ark may be borne with them.

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