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ousness; and place such over them, | These are the words which thou shalt to be rulers of thousands, and rulers speak unto the children of Israel, of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and 7 And Moses came and called for rulers of tens;

the elders of the people, and laid 22 And let them judge the people before their faces all these words at all seasons; and it shall be, that which the Lord commanded him. every great matter they shall bring 8 And all the people answered tounto thee, but every small matter gether, and said, All that the Lord they shall judge; so shall it be easier bath spoken we will do. And Moses for thyself, and they shall bear the returned the words of the people burden with thee.

unto the Lord. 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and 9 And the Lord said unto Moses, God command thee so, then thou Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, sbalt be able to endure, and all this that the people may hear when I people shall also go to their place in speak with thee, and believe thee for peace.

ever. And Moses told the words of 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice the people unto the Lord. of his father-in-law, and did all that 10 And the Lord said unto Moses, he had said.

Go unto the people, and sanctify 25 And Moses chose able men out them to-day and to-morrow, and let of all Israel, and made them heads them wash their clothes, over the people, rulers of thousands, 11 And be ready against the third rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, day; for the third day the Lord will and rulers of tens.

come down in the sight of all the 26 And they judged the people at people upon mount Sinai. all seasons; the hard causes they 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto brought unto Moses, but every small the people round about, saying, Take matter they judged themselves. heed to yourselves, that ye go not up

27 And Moses let his father-in-law into the mount, or touch the border depart; and he went his way into his | of it; whosoever toucheth the mount own land.

shall be surely put to death; CHAPTER XIX.

13 There shall not a hand touch it, Got's dealings with the people at Sinai. but he shall surely be stoned, or shot TX the third month, when the child through; whether it be beast or man, I dren of Israel were gone forth out it shall not live; when the trumpet of the land of Egypt, the same day soundeth long, they shall come up to came they into the wilderness of the mount. Sinai.

14 And Moses went down from the 2 For they were departed from mount unto the people, and sanctified Rephidim, and were come to the the people; and they washed their desert of Sinai, and had pitched in clothes. the wilderness; and there Israel 15 And he said unto the people, Be camped before the mount.

ready against the third day; come 3 And Moses went up unto God, not at your wives. and the Lord called unto him out of 16 And it came to pass on the third the mountain, saying, Thus shalt day in the morning, that there were tbou say to the house of Jacob, and thunders and lightnings, and a thick tell the children of Israel;

cloud upon the mount, and the voice 4 Ye bave seen what I did unto of the trumpet exceeding loud; so the Egyptians, and how I bare you that all the people that was in the on eagles' wings, and brought you l camp trembled.

| 17 And Moses brought forth the 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey people out of the camp to meet with my voice indeed, and keep my cove- God; and they stood at the nether nant, then ye shall be a peculiar part of the mount, treasure unto me above all people; 18 And mount Sinai was altogether for all the earth is mine:

on a smoke, because the Lord de6 And ye shall be unto me a king-scended upon it in fire; and the dom of priests, and a holy nation. I smoke thereof ascended as the smoke

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of a furnace, and the whole mount | Lord will not hold him guiltless that quaked greatly.

taketh his name in vain. 19 And when the voice of the 8 Remember the sabbath day, to trumpet sounded long, and waxed keep it holy. louder and louder, Moses spake, and 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and God answered him by a voice.

do all thy work ; 20 And the Lord came down upon 10 But the seventh day is the sabmount Sinai, on the top of the bath of the Lord thy God; in it thou mount; and the Lord called Moses shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy up to the top of the mount; and | son, nor thy daughter, thy man serMoses went up.

vant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy 21 And the Lord said unto Moses, cattle, nor thy stranger that is within Go down, charge the people, lest they thy gates; break through unto the Lord to gaze, 11 For in six days the Lord made and many of them perish.

heaven and earth, the sea, and all 22 And let the priests also, which that in them is, and rested the come near to the Lord, sanctify them- seventh day; wherefore the Lord selves, lest the Lord break forth upon blessed the sabbath day, and halthem.

lowed it. 23 And Moses said unto the Lord, 12 Honour thy father and thy moThe people cannot come up to mount ther; that thy days may be long Sinai; for thou chargedst us, saying, upon the land which the Lord thy Set bounds about the mount, and God giveth thee. sanctify it.

13 Thou shalt not kill. 24 And the Lord said unto him, 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Away, get thee down, and thou shalt 15 Thou shalt not steal. come up, thou, and Aaron with thee; 16 Thou shalt not bear false witbut let not the priests and the people ness against thy neighbour. break through to come up unto the 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighLord, lest he break forth upon bour's house, thou shalt not covet thy them.

neighbour's wife, nor his man ser25 So Moses went down unto the vant, nor his maid servant, nor his people, and spake unto them. ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is CHAPTER XX.

thy neighbour's. The ten commandments.

18 And all the people saw the thunAND God spake all these words, derings, and the lightnings, and the A saying,

noise of the trumpet, and the moun2 I am the Lord thy God, which tain smoking; and when the people have brought thee out of the land of saw it, they removed, and stood afar Egypt, out of the house of bondage. | off,

3 Thou shalt have no other gods 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak before me.

thou with us, and we will hear; but 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee | let not God speak with us, lest we any graven image, or any likeness of die. any thing that is in heaven above, or 20 And Moses said unto the people, that is in the earth beneath, or that | Fear not; for God is come to prove is in the water under the earth; you, and that his fear may be before

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself your faces, that ye sin not. to them, nor serve them; for I the 21 And the people stood afar off, Lord thy God am a jealous God, and Moses drew near unto the thick visiting the iniquity of the fathers darkness where God was. upon the children unto the third and 22 And the Lord said unto Moses, fourth generation of them that hate Thus thou shalt say unto the children me;

of Israel, Ye have seen that I have 6 And showing mercy unto thou- talked with you from heaven. sands of them that love me, and keep 23 Ye shall not make unto you gods my commandments.

of silver, neither shall ye make unto Thou shall not take the name of you gods of gold. the Lord thy God in vain; for the l 24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice he die, shall be surely put to death. thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy 13 And if a man lie not in wait, peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine but God deliver him into his hand oxen; in all places where I record then I will appoint thee a place my name I will come unto thee, and whither he shall fee. I will bless thee.

14 But if a man come presumptu25 And if thou wilt make me an ously upon his neighbour, to slay him altar of stone, thou shalt not build it with guile; thou shalt take him from of bewn stone; for if thou lift up / mine altar, that he may die. thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted 15 And he that smiteth his father,

or his mother, shall be surely put to 26 Neither shalt thou go up by death. steps upto mine altar, that thy naked - 16 And he that stealeth a man, and ness be not discovered thereon. selleth him, or if he be found in his CHAPTER XXI.

hand, he shall surely be put to death. Sundry laws.

17 And he that curseth his father, N OW these are the judgments or his mother, sball surely be put to

W which thou shalt set before death. them.

18 And if men strive together, and 2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six one smite another with a stone, or years he shall serve; and in the with his fist, and he die not, but seventh he shall go out free for keepeth his bed; nothing.

19* If he rise again, and walk abroad 3 If he came in by himself, he shall upon his staff, then shall he that go out by himself; if he were married, smote him be quit; only he shall pay then his wife shall go out with him. for the loss of his time, and shall

4 If his master have given him a cause him to be thoroughly healed. wife, and she have borne him sons or 20 And if a daughters; the wife and her children or his maid, with a rod, and he die sball be her master's, and he shall go | under his band; he shall be put to out by himself.

death. 5 And if the servant shall plainly 21 Notwithstanding, if he continue say, I love my master, my wife, and a day or two, and recover, he shall my children; I will not go out free; not be put to death, for he is his ser

6 Then his master shall bring him vant. unto the judges; he shall also bring 22 If men strive, and hurt a woman hin to his door, or unto the door with child, so that her fruit depart post; and his master shall bore his from her, and yet no mischief follow; ear through with an awl; and he he shall be surely punished, according sball serve him for ever.

as the woman's husband will lay 7 And if a man sell his daughter to upon him; and he shall pay as the be a maid servant, she shall not go judges determine. out as the men servants do.

23 And if any mischief follow, then 8 If she please not her master, who thou shalt give life for life, hath not betrothed her to himself, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, then sball he let her be redeemed; to band for hand, foot for foot, tell her unto a strange nation he 25 Burning for burning, wound for shall have no power, seeing he hath wound, stripe for stripe. to do this dealt deceitfully with her. | 26 And if a man smite the eye of

9 And if he have betrothed her unto his servant, or the eye of his maid, his son, he shall deal with her after that it perish; he shall let him go the manner of daughters.

free for his eye's sake. 10 If he take him another wife, her 27 And if he smite out his man food, her raiment, and her duty of servant's tooth, or his maid servant's marriage, shall he not diminish. tooth; he shall let him go free for his

11 And if he do not these three tooth's sake. unto her, then shall she go out free | 28 If an ox gore a man or a woman, withont money.

that they die; then the ox shall be 12 He that smiteth a man, so that surely stoned, and his flesh shall not

be enten; but the owner of the ox | man's field; of the best of his own shall be quit.

field, and of the best of his own vine29 But if the ox were wont to push yard, shall he make restitution. with his born in time past, and it 6 If fire break out, and catch in bath been testified to his owner, and thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or he hath not kept him in, but that be the standing corn, or the field, be hath killed a man or a woman; the consumed therewith; he that kindled ox shall be stoned, and his owner the fire shall surely inake restitution. also shall be put to death.

7 If a man shall deliver unto his 30 If there be laid on him a sum of neighbour money or stuff to keep, money, then he shall give for the and it be stolen out of the man's ransom of his life whatsoever is laid house; if the thief be found, let him upon him.

pay double. 31 Whether he have gored a son, or *8* If the thief be not found, then the have gored a daughter, according to master of the house shall be brought this judgment shall it be done unto unto the judges, to 8 him.

have put his hand unto his neigh32 If the ox shall push a man ser- bour's goods. vant or a maid servant; he shall give 9 For all manner of trespass, whether unto their master thirty shekels of it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for silver, and the ox shall be stoned. raiment, or for any manner of lost

33 And if a man shall open a pit, thing, which another challengeth to or if a man shall dig a pit, and not be his, the cause of both parties shall cover it, and an ox or an ass fall come before the judges; and whom therein;

the judges shall condemn, he shall 34 The owner of the pit shall make pay double unto his neighbour. it good, and give money unto the l10 If a man deliver unto his neighowner of them; and the dead beast bour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or shall be his.

any beast, to keep; and it die, or be 35 And if one man's ox hurt hurt, or driven away, no man seeing another's, that he die; then they it; shall sell the live ox, and divide the 11 Then shall an oath of the Lord money of it; and the dead ox also be between them both, that he hath they shall divide.

not put his hand unto his neighbour's 36 Or if it be known that the ox goods; and the owner of it shall hath used to push in time past, and accept thereof, and he shall not make his owner hath not kept himn in; he it good. shall surely pay ox for ox; and the 12 And if it be stolen from him, he dead shall be his own.

shall make restitution unto the owner CHAPTER XXIL

thereof. Sundry laws.

13 If it be torn in pieces, then let TF a man shall steal an ox, or a him bring it for witness, and he shall I sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he not make good that which was torn. shall restore five oxen for an ox, and 14 And if a man borrow aught four sheep for a sheep.

of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or 2 If a thief be found breaking up, die, the owner thereof being not with and be smitten that he die, there it, he shall surely make it good. shall no blood be shed for him.

15 But if the owner thereof be with 3 If the sun be risen upon him, it, he shall not make it good; if it be there shall be blood shed for him ; for a hired thing, it came for his bire. he should make full restitution ; if he 16 And if a man entice a maid

hen he shall be sold that is not betrothed, and lie with her. for his theft.

he shall surely endow her to be his 4 If the theft be certainly found in wife. his hand alive, whether it be ox, or 17 If her father utterly refuse to ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. I give her unto him, he shall pay money

5 If a man shall cause a field or according to the dowry of virgins. vineyard to be eaten, and shall put 18 Thou shalt not suffer a murderer in his beast, and shall feed in another to live.

19 Whosoever lieth with a beast | his ass going astray, thou shalt surely shall surely be put to death.

bring it back to him again. 20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, 5 If thou see the ass of him that sare unto the Lord only, he shall be hateth thee lying under his burden, utterly destroyed.

and wouldest forbear to help him, 21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, thou shalt surely help with him. Dor oppress him; for ye were strangers 6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgin the land of Egypt.

ment of thy poor in his cause. 22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or 7 Keep thee far from a false matfatherless child.

ter; and the innocent and righteous 23 If thon afflict them in any wise, slay thou not; for I will not justify and they cry at all unto me, I will the wicked. surely hear their cry;

8 And thou shalt take po gift; 24 And my wrath shall wax bot, for the gift blindeth the wise, and and I will kill you with the sword : perverteth the words of the rightand your wives shall be widows, and eous. your children fatherless.

9 Also thou shalt not oppress a 25 Ii thou lend money to any of stranger; for ye know the heart of a my people that is poor by thee, thou stranger, seeing ye were strangers in shalt not be to him as a usurer, nei- the land of Egypt. ther shalt thou lay upon him usury. I 10 And six years thou shalt sow

26 If thou at all take thy neigh- tbv land, and shalt gather in the hour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt | fruits thereof: deliver it unto him by that the sun | 11 But the seventh year thou shalt goeth down:

let it rest and lie still; that the poor 27 For that is his covering only, it of thy people may eat: and what is his raiment for his skin; wherein they leave the beasts of the field sball be sleep? and it shall come to l shall eat. In like manner thou shalt pase, when he crieth unto me, that deal with thy vineyard, and with thy I will bear; for I am gracious.

olive-vard. 28 Thou shalt not revile against 12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, God, nor curse the ruler of thy peo- and on the seventh day thou shalt ple.

rest: that thine ox and thine ass inay * 29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the rest, and the son of thy handmaid, first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy and the stranger, may be refreshed. liquors; the first-born of thy sons | 13 And in all things that I have shalt thou give unto me.

said unto you be circumspect; and 30 Likewise shalt thou do with make no mention of the name of tbine oxen, and with thy sheep; se other gods, neither let it be heard Ten days it shall be with his dam : | out of thy mouth. on the eighth day thou shalt give it 14 Three times thou shalt keep a me.

feast unto me in the year. 31 And ye shall be holy men unto 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of me; neither shall ye eat any flesh unleavened bread ; (thou shalt eat unthat is torn of beasts in the field ; ye | leavened bread seven days, as I coinsball cast it to the dogs.

manded thee, in the time appointed CHAPTER XXIII.

of the month Abib; for in it thou caSandry law-An angel promised. mest out from Egypt; and none shall M HOU shalt not raise a false re-appear before me empty ;)

1 port; put not thine hand with 16 And the feast of harvest, the the wicked to be an uprighteous wit first-fruits of thy labours, which thou Dess.

hast sown in the field; and the feast 2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude of ingathering, which is in the end to do evil; neither shalt thou speak of the year, when thou bast gathered in a cause to decline after many to in thy labours out of the field. wrest judgment;

17 Three times in the year all thy 3 Neither shalt thou countenance a males shall appear before the Lord wicked man in his cause.

God. 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or ! 18 Thou shalt not offer the blood

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