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The descent of God on the mount. CHAP. XX, XXI. The ten commandments.

15 And he said unto the people, Be ready 8 Remember the sabbath-day to keepit holy. against the third day: come not at your 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy

work: 16 | And it came to pass on the third day 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the in the morning, that there were thunders LORD thy God: in it ihou shalt not do any and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceed- thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor ing loud; so that all the people that was in thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy the camp trembled.

gates : 17 And Moses brought forth the people out 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven of the camp to meet with God; and they and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and stood at the nether part of the mount. rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD

18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it. smoke, because the LORD descended upon it 12 Honour thy father and thy mother; that in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as thy days may be long upon the land which the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount the LORD thy God giveth thee. quaked greatly.

13 Thou shalt not kill. '19 And when the voice of the trumpet 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, 15 Thou shalt not steal. Moses spake, and God answered him by a 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against voice.

thy neighbour. 20 And the LORD came down upon mount 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's LORD called Moses up to the top of the wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-sermount; and Moses went up.

vant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing 21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, that is thy neighbour's. charge the people, lest they break through | 18 | And all the people saw the thunderunto the LORD to gaze, and many of them ings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the perish.

trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and 22 And let the priests also which come near when the people saw it, they removed, and to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the stood afar off. LORD break forth upon them.

19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thoil 23 And Moses said unto the LORD, The with us, and we will hear: but let not God people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for speak with us, lest we die. thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear the mount, and sanctify it.

not: for God is come to prove you, and that 24 And the Lord said unto him, Away, get his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, not. and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses and the people break through, to come up drew near ụnto the thick darkness where unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon God was. them.

22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus 25 So Moses went down unto the people, thou shalt say unto the children of Israel; Ye and spake unto them.

have seen that I have talked with you from CHAP. XX.

heaven. 1 The ten commandments. 18 The people are

23 Ye shall not make with ine gods of silver, afraid. 20 Moses comforteth them. 22 Idola- neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. try is forbidden. 24 of what sort the altar 24 | An altar of earth thou shalt make unto should be.

me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burntAN

ND God spake all these words, saying, offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep,

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have and thine oxen: in all places where I record brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of my name I will come unto thee, and I will the house of bondage.

bless thee. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone, image, or any likeness of any thing that is for if thon lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast in heaven above, or that is in the earth poiluted it. beneath, or that is in the water under the

26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto earth:

mine altar, that thy nakedness be not disco5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, vered thereon. nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am

CHAP. XXI. a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the 1 Laws for men-servants.

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whose ear is bored. 7 For women-servants fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

12 For manslaughter. 16 For stealers of men,

17 For cursers of parents. 18 For smiters. 22 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of For a hurt by chance. 28 For an oz that them that love me, and keep my command

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and ordinances. he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall | 24 Eve for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for go oat free for nothing.

hand, font for foot, 3 If he came in by him-ell, he shall go out 25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, by himself: if he were married, then his wife stripe for stripe. shall go out with him.

26 And if a man smite the eye of his ser4 If his master have given him a wife, and vani, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; she have borne him sons or daughters, the he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. wife and her children shall be her master's, 27 And if he unite out his man-servant's and he shall go out by himself.

tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth; he shall 59 And if the servant shall plainly say, ! let hiin go free for his tooth's sake. love my master, my wife, and my children;129 Ifan ox gore a man or a woman, that will not go out free:

they die: then the ox -hall be surely stoned, 6 Then his master shall bring him unto the and his tleshi shall not be eaten; but the judges: he shall also bring him to the door, ou ner of the ox shall be quit. or unto the door-post: and his master shall 29 But if the ox were wont to push with his bore his ear through with an aul; and he horn in time past, and it hath been testified shall serve him for ever.

to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, 7 And if a man sell his daug bter to be a but that he hath killed a man or a woman; maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men- the or shall be stoned, and his owner also servants do.

shall be put to death. 8 If she please not her mer, who hath | 30 Ii there be laid on him a suin of money, betrothed her to himself, iron shall he let then he slo:ill give for the ransom of his life her be redeemed: to sell her unit strange whatsoever is laiil upon him. nation he shall have no power, seeing he 31 Whether he have gored a son, or have hath dealt deceitfully with her.

gorela daughter, according to this judgment 9 And if he have betrothed her to his shall it be done into him. son, he shall deal with her after the manner 32. If the ox shall push a man-servant, or of daughters.

maid-vervant; he shall give unto their mas10 If he take him another wise: her food, ter thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall her raiment, and her duty of marriage shall be stoned. he not diminish.

33 9 And if a man shall open a pit, or if a 11 And if he do not these three unto her, man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an then shall she go out free without money: ox or an ass fall therein;

12 | He that siniteth a man, so that he die, 34 The owner of the pit shall make it good, shall be surely put to death.

and give money unto the owner of them; 13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God de- and the dead beast shall be his. liver him into his hand; then I will appoint 35 And if one man's ox hurt another's that thee a place whither he shall flee.

he die, then they shall sell the live ox, and 14 But if a man come presumptuously upon divide the money of it, and the dead ox also his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou they shall divide. shalt take him from mine altar, that he may 36 Or if it be known that the ox hath used die.

to push in tiine past, and his owner hath not 15 And he that smiteth his father, or his kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox, mother, shall be surely put to death. and the dead shall be his own. 16 And he that stealeth a man, and selleih

CHAP. XXII. him, or if he be found in his hanı, he shall 1 of theft. 5 of damage. 70j trrspasses. 14 surely be put to death.

Of borrowing. 16 Of forniration. 18 Of 17 | And he that curseth his father or his witchcraft. 19 Of bestiality. 20 of idolatry. mother, shall surely be put to death.

21 of strangers, dors, and fatherless. 25 18 1 And if men strive together, and one Of usury. 26 of pledges. 28 of rcrerence to smite another with a stone, or with his fist,

magistrutes. 20 (of the first-fruits. and he die not, but keepeth his bed: Faman shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and

19 If he rise again, and walk abroad upon kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and 2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be shall cause him to be thoroughly healed. smitten that he die, there shall no blood be

20 And if a man smite his servant, or his shed for him. maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; 3 If the sun be risen upon him there shall he shall be surely punished.

be blood shed for him: for he should make 21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day full restitution; if he have nothing, then he or two, he shall not be punished : for he is shall be sold for his theft. his money.

4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand 22 9 If men strive, and hurt a woman with alive, whether it he ox, or ass, or sheep; he child, so that her fruit depart from her, and shall restore double. yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely 59 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard punished, according as the woman's husband to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the shall feed in another man's field: of the best judges delermine.

of his own field, and of the best of his own 23. And if any mischief follow, then thou vineyard shall he make restitution. shalt give life for life,

6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so

il then shall an oath of the Lord be hip T Hot thy hand with the wicked to be an

Of trespass, borrowing, &c. CHAP. XXIII. Of slander, false witness, &c. that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, and it shall come to pass, when he crieth or the field be consumed therewith; he that unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious. kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. 28 | Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor :7 If man shall deliver unto his neigh- curse the ruler of thy people. bour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen 29 | Thou shalt not delay to offer the first out of the man's house; if the thief be found, of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the first let him päy double.

born of thy sons shalt thou give unto me. 8 If the thief be not found, then the master 30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, of the house shall be brought unto the judges, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be to see whether he have put his hand unto with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt his neighbour's.goods.

give it me. 9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be 31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neifor oš, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for ther shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of any manner of lost thing which another beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the challengeth to be his: the cause of both dogs. parties shall come before the judges; and

CHAP. XXIII. whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay 1 of slander and false witness. 3, 6 Of justice. double unto his neighbour.

4 0f charitableness. 10 of the year of rest. 10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour an 12 of the sabbath. 13 of idolatry. 14 Of the ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast to keep; three feasts. 18 Of the blood and the fat of the and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man

sacrifice. 20 An Angel is promised, with a seeing it:

blessing, if they obey him. tween them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the unrighteous witness. owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall 2. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do not make it good.

evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to 12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall decline after many to wrest judgment: make restitution unto the owner thereof. 3 | Neither shalt thou countenance a poor 13 If it be torn in pieces; then let him bring man in his cause. it for witness, and he shall not make good 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his that which was torn.

ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it 14 | And if a man borrow aught of his back to him again. neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee thereof being not with it, he shall surely lying under his burden, and wouldest formake it good.

bear to help him, thou shalt surely help with 15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he him. shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, 6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of it came for his hire.

thy poor in his cause. 16 1 And if a man entice a maid that is not Keep thee far from a false matter; and betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for endow her to be his wife.

I will not justify the wicked. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her

8 And thou shalt take no gift; for the gift unto him, he shall pay money according to blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words the dowry of virgins.

of the righteous. 18 | Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: 19 | Whosoever lieth with a beast shall for ye know the beart of a stranger, seeing surely be put to death.

ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 20 | He that sacrificeth unto any god, save 10 And six years thou shalt sow thy land, unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly de- and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: stroyed.

11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it 21 | Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people oppress him: for ye were strangers in the may eat: and what they leave the beasts or land of Egypt.

of the field sball eat. In like manner thou 22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or father- shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy less child.

oliveyard. 23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they 12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; on the seventh day thou shalt rest :' that 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son kill you with the sword; and your wives shall of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be be widows, and your children fatherless. refreshed. 259 If thou lend money to any of my peo

13 | And in all things that I have said unto ple that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to you, be circumspect; and make no mention him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon of the name of other gods, neither let it be

heard out of thy mouth. 26. If thou at all take thy neighbour's rai- 14.1 Three times thou shalt keep a feast ment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him unto me in the year.

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Moses buildeth an altar. appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou

CHAP. XXIV. cament out from Egypt: and none shall ap- 1.

Monis is called up into the mountain. 3 The pear before me empty :)

people promise obedienre. 4 Moses buildethe 16 And the feast of harvext, the first-fruits un altar, and twelre pillars. 6 He sprinkleth of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the

the blood of the corenunt. 9 The glory of God

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of the people. 1.3.Moses unth into the mounin ihe nil of the year, when thou hast ga-! imen, whore he continuuth forty days and forty thered in by labours out of the field.

mights. 17 Three times in the year all thy malen V!) he said to Moses, ('ome up unto shall appear before the LORD God.

the Lord, thou, and Jarun, Wadah, 18 1 'Thou shalt not offer the blood of my, ami Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; sacrifice with leavened bread: neither shall, and worship ve afar off. the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morn » And Jones aloue shall come near the ing.

LURD: but they shall not come nigh; neither 19 The first of the first-fruit of t. lanu shall the people go up with bim, thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD 39 And Mone's came and told the people thy God. Thou shalt 1198 speile an hidin his all the words of the LORI), and all the judgmother's milk.

ments: and all the people answered with 20 g Behold, I send an Angel before ther, I one voice, and said, All the words which the to keep thee in the way, and 10 bring thee; Lord hath said will we do. into the place which I have prepared. 19 An Moses u rute all the words of the

21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, pro- LORD, an: rose up early in the morning, and voke him not; for he will nou par !on your builded an altar under the hill, and twelve transgressions : for my name is in him. 'pillar-according to the twelve tribes of Izrael.

22 But it thou shalt indeed obey his voices. 5 And he sent young men of the children and do all that I speak; then I will be an' of Israel, which offered burnt-offerings, and enemy unto thinc eneinies, and an adversary sacriticed peace-offerings of oxen unto the unto thine adversaries.

LORI). 23 For mine Angel shall go before them, i ( 1 And Moses took half of the blood, and and bring thee in into the . Imorites, and the put it in basons; and half of the blood he Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaan.' sprinkled on the altar. ites, and the Ilivites, and the Jebusites; and; ở And he took the book of the covenant, I will cut thein off.

and read in the audience of the people: and 24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods,' they said, All that the Lord hath said will nor serve them, nor de after their works: we do, and be obedient. but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and! 3 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled quite break down their images,

it on the people, and said, Behold the blood 25 And ye shall serve the Lord yerir God, it'the covinaut, which the Lorn hath made and he shall bless thy bread, an:l thy water:/ with you concerning all these words. and I will take sickness away froin ile mid-1 94 Then went up Hoses, and laron, Naof thier.

dah), and Ibilnu, and seventy of the elders 26 There shall nothing cast their young, of Israel: nor be barren, in thy land: the number of 10 And they saw the God of Israel: and thy days I will fulfil.

there was under his feet as it were a paved * I will send my fear before ther, and will work of a sapphire-stone, and as it were the destroy all the people to whom thou shalt body of heaven in his clearness. come, and I will make all thine enemies turn 11 And upon the nobles of the children of their backs unto thee.

Israel he laid not his hand : also they saw 28 And I will send hornets before thee, God, and did eat and drink. which shall drive out the Hivite, the Ca 12 And the Lord said unto Moses, Come naanite, and the Hittite from before thee. up to me into the mout, and be there : and

23 I will not drive them out from before I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, thee in one year; lest the land become ce- and commandments which I have written; solate, and the beast of the field multiply that thou mayest teach their. against thee.

13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Jo. 30 By little anıl little I will drive them out shua: and Moses went up into the inount of from before thee, until thou be increasel, God. and inherit the land.

14 T And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye 31 And I will set thy bounds from the Red here for us, until we come again unto you: sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and and behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: from the desert into the river: for I will de- if any inan have any matters to do, let him liver the inhabitants of the land into your come unto them. hand; and thou shalt drive them out before 15 || And Moses went up into the mount, thee.

and a cloud covered the mount. 32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, 16 And the glory of the Lord abode upon nor with their gods.

mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six 33 They shall not dwell in thy land, lest days: and the seventh day he called unto they make thee sin against me: for if thou Moses out of the midst of the cloud. serve their gods, it will surely be a snare 17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD upto thee.

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The ark, mercy-seat, and table. CHAP. XXV.

The golden candlestick. mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. | 21 And thou shalt put the mercy-sea: ałyve

18 And Moses went into the midst of the upon the ark; and in the ark thou shall put cloud, and gat him up into the niount: and the testimony that I shall give thee. Moses was in the mount forty days and forty 22 And there I will meci with thee, and I nights.

will commune with thee from above the mer. CHAP. XXV.

cy-rcat, from between the two cherubimo 1 What the Israelites must offer for the making which are upon the ark of the testimony, of

of the tabernacle. 10 The form of the ark. 17 all things which I will give thee in comThe mercy-seat, with the cherubims. 23 The mandment unto the childien of Israel. table, with the furniture thereof. 31 The can 23 | Thou shalt also make a table of shisdlestick, with the instruments thereof. tim-wood: two cubits shall be the length

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that a cubit and a half the height thercof. they bring me an offering: of every man that 24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure golol, giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take and make thereto a crown of gold round my offering.

about. 3 And this is the offering which ye shall 25 And thou shalt make unto it a border of take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, a hand-breadth round about, and thou shalt 4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and make a golden crown to the border thereot fine linen, and goats' hair,

round about. 5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' | 26 And thou shalt make for it four rings of skins, and shittim-wood,

gold, and put the rings in the four corners 6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, that are on the four feet thereof. and for sweet incense,

27 Over against the border shall the rings be 7 Onyx-stones, and stones to be set in the for places of the staves to bear the table. ephod, and in the breast-plate.

28 And thou shalt make the staves of shit8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that tiin-wood, and overlay them with gold, that I may dwell among them.

the table may be borne with them. 9 According to all that I shew thee, after 29 And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pat- and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and tern of all the instruments thereof, even so bowls thereof, to cover withal : of pure golu shall ye make it.

shalt thou make them. 10 And they shall make an ark of shit- 30 And thou shalt set upon the table shew tin-wood: two cubits and a half shall be the bread before me always. length thereof, and a cubit and a half the 31 | And thou shalt make a candlestick of breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the pure gold: of beaten work shall the

candleheight thereof.

stick be made: his shaft, and his branches, 11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shali within and without shalt thou overlay it, and be of the same. shalt make upon it a crown of gold round 32 And six branches shall come out of the about.

sides of it; three branches of the candle12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for stick out of the one side, and three branches it, and put them in the four corners thereof; of the candlestick out of the other side: and two rings shall be in the one side of it, 33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, and two rings in the other side of it. with a knop and a flower in one branch; and

13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim- three bowls made like almonds in the other wood, and overlay them with gold.

branch, with a knop and a flower: fo in the 14 And thou shalt put the staves into the six branches that come out of the candlestick. rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may 34 And in the candlestick shall be foor be borne with them.

bowls made like unto almonds, with their 15 The staves shall be in the rings of the knops and their flowers. ark: they shall not be taken from it. 35 And there shall be a knop under two

16 And thou shalt put into the ark the tes- branches of the same, and a knop under two timony which I shall give thee.

branches of the saine, and a knop under 17 And thou shalt make a mercy-seat of two branches of the same, according to the pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the six branches that proceed out of the candle Jength thereof, and a cubit and a half the stick. breadth thereof.

36 Their knops and their branches shall be 18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of of the same: all of it shall be one beaten gold, of beaten work shalt thou make then, work of pure gold. in the two ends of the inercy-seat.

37 And thou shalt make the seven 19 And make one cherub on the one end, thereof: and they shall light the lanıps there and the other cherub on the other end: even of, that they may give light over against it. of the mercy-seat shall ye make the cheru 38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffbims on the two ends thereof.

dishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. 20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth 39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat it, with all these vessels.

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