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ness in the sight of the Lord thy man shall die; and thou shalt put God, in transgressing his covenant, a way the evil from Israel.
3 And bath gone and served other 13 And all the people shall hear, gods, and worshipped them, either and fear, and do no more presumpthe sun, or moon, or any of the host tuously. of heaven, which I have not com- 14 When thou art come unto the manded;
land which the Lord thy God giveth 4 And it be told thee, and thou hast thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt heard of it, and inquired dilligently, dwell therein, and shalt say, I will and, behold, it be true, and the thing set a king over me, like as all the certain, that such abominatioir is nations that are about me ; wrought in Israel;
15 Thou shalt in any wise set him 5 Then shalt thou bring forth that king over thee, whom the Lord thy
or that woman, which have God shall choose; one from among committed that wicked thing, unto thy brethren shalt thou set king over thy gates, even that man or that thee; thou mayest not set a stranger woman, and shalt stone them with over thee, which is not thy brother, stones, till they die,
16 But he shall not multiply horses 6 At the inouth of two witnesses, or to bimself, nor cause the people to three witnesses, shall be that is return to Egypt, to the end that he worthy of death be put to death; but should multiply horses; forasmuch at the mouth of one witness he shall as the Lord bath said unto you, Ye not be put to death.
sball henceforth return no more that 7 The bands of the witnesses shall way. be first upon him to put bim to death, 17 Neither shall he multiply wives and afterward the hands of all the to himself, that his heart turn not people. So thou shalt put the evil away; neither shall he greatly multiaway from among you.
ply to himself silver and gold. 8 If there arise a matter too hard 18 And it shall be, when he sitteth for thee in judgment, between blood upon the throne of his kingdom, that and blood, between plea and plea, be shall write him a copy of this law and between stroke and stroke, being in a book out of that which is before matters of controversy within thy the priests the Levites; gates; then shalt thou arise, and get 19 And it shall be with him, and he thee up into the place which the sball read therein all the days of his Lord thy God shall choose.
life; that he may learn to fear the 9 And thou shalt come unto the Lord his God, to keep all the words of priests the Levites, and unto the this law and these statutes, to do them; judge that shall be in those days, 20 That his heart be not lifted up and inquire; and they sball show thee above his brethren, and that be turn the sentence of judgment;
not aside from the commandment, to 10 And thou shalt do according to the right hand, or to the left; to the the sentence, which they of that place end that he may prolong his days in which the Lord shall choose shall his kingdom, he, and his children, in show thee; and thou shalt observe to the midst of Israel. do according to all that they inform
CHAPTER XVIII. thee;
The Lord is the priests' and Leites' inherit 11 According to the sentence of the
ance-the alminations of the nations to law which they shall teach thee, and be arrded-Christ the Prophet is to be according to the judgment which they heard- The presumptuous prophet is to die. sball tell thee, thou shalt do; thou THE priests the Levites, and all shalt not decline from the sentence the tribe Levi, shall have no which they shall show thee, to the part nor inheritance with Israel; they right hand, nor to the left.
shall eat the offerings of the Lord 12 And the man that will do pre made by fire, and his inheritance. sumptuously, and will not hearken 2 Therefore sball they have no inunto the priest that standeth to heritance among their brethren; the minister there before the Lord thy Lord is their inheritance, as he hath God, or unto the judge, even that said unto them.
3 And this shall be the priest's due the Lord my God, neither let me see from the people, from them that offer this great fire any more, that I die not. à sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; 17 And the Lord said unto me, and they shall give unto the priest They have well spoken that which the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and they have spoken. the maw.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet 4 The first fruit also of thy corn, of from among their brethren, like unto thy wine, and of thine oil, and the thee, and will put my words in his first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt mouth; and he shall spenk unto them thou give him.
all that I shall command him. 5 For the Lord thy God hath chosen 19 And it shall come to pass, that him out of all thy tribes, to stand to whosoever will not hearken unto my minister in the name of the Lord, words which he shall speak in my him and his sons for ever.
name, I will require it of him. 6 And if a Levite come from any of 20 But the prophet, which shall thy gates out of all Israel, where he presume to speak a word in my name, sojngrned, and come with all the which I have not commanded him to desire of his mind unto the place speak, or that shall speak in the which the Lord shall choose ;
name of other gods, even that prophet 7 Then he shall minister in the shall die. naine of the Lord his God, as all his 21. And if thou say in thine heart, brethren the Levites do, which stand How shall we know the word which there before the Lord.
the Lord bath not spoken? 8 They shall have like portions to 22 When a prophet speaketh in the eat, besides that which cometh of the name of the Lord, if the thing follow sale of his patrimony.
not, nor come to pass, that is the 9 When thou art come into the land thing which the Lord bath not which the Lord thy God giveth thee, spoken, but the prophet hath spoken thou shalt not learn to do after the it presumptuously ; thou shalt not bo abominations of those nations.
afraid of him. 10 There shall not be found among
CHAPTER XIX. you any one that maketh his son or
The cities of refuge--The landmark not to be his daughter to pass through the fire, remered-Two witnesses ut the least - The or tbat useth divination, or an ob- punishment of a false witness. gerver of times, or an enchanter, or a CHEN the Lord thy God hath witch,
cut off the nations, whose land 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with the Lord thy God giveth thee, and familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a thou succeedest them, and dwellest Decromancer.
in their cities, and in their houses; 12 For all that do these things are 2 Thou shalt separate three cities an abomination unto the Lord; and for thee in the midst of thy land, because of these abominations the which the Lord thy God giveth thee I ord thy God doth drive them out
to possess it. from before thee.
3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the and divide the coasts of thy land, Lord thy God.
which the Lord thy God giveth thee 14 For these nations, which thou to inherit, into three parts, that every shalt possess, hearkened upto obser- slayer may flee thither. very of times, and unto diviners; but 4 And this is
of the as for thee, the Lord thy God hath slayer, which shall flee thither, that not suffered thee so to do.
he may live; Whoso killeth his 15 The Lord thy God will raise op neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated unto thee a Prophet from the midst not in time past ; of thee, of thy brethren, like unto 5 As when a man goeth into the me; unto him ye shall hearken; wood with his neighbour to hew
16 According to all that thon de- wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke siredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb with the axe to cut down the tree, in the day of the assembly, saying, and the head slippeth from the helve, Let me not beåt again the voice of and lighteth upon his neighbour, that
he die; he shall fee unto one of those and the judges, which shall be in cities, and live;
those days ; 6 Lest the avenger of the blood 18 And the judges shall make dili. pursue the slayer, while his heart gent inquisition; and, behold, if the is hot, and overtake him, because witness be a false witness, and bath the way is long, and slay him : testified falsely against his brother; whereas he was not worthy of death, 19 Then shall ye do unto him, as inasmuch as he hated him not in he had thought to have done unto
his brother; so shalt thou put the 7 Wherefore I command thee, say- evil away from among you. ing, Thou shalt separate three cities 20 And those which remain shall for thee.
hear, and fear, and shall henceforth 8 And if the Lord thy God enlarge commit no more any such evil among thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy you. 'fathers, and give thee all the land 21 And thine eye shall not pity; which he promised to give unto thy but life shall go for life, eye for eye, fatbers ;
tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot 9 If thou shalt keep all these com- for foot. mandments to do thein, which I
CHAPTER XX. command thee this day, to love the
Erhortation to battle Who are to be disLord thy God, and to walk ever in
missed from wur-The proclamatim of his ways; then shalt thou add three
peace-Trees of man's meat must not be cities more for thee, beside these destroyed. three:
THEN thou goest out to battle 10 That in nt blood be not shed in thv land, In the Lord thy God horses and chariots,and a people more giveth thee foi un inheritance, and than thou, be not afraid of them ; for so blood be upon thee.
the Lord thy God is with thee, which 1 But if any man hate his neigh- brought thee up out of the land of bour, and lie in wait for him, and Egypt. rise up against him, and smite him 2 And it shall be, when ye are come mortally that he die, and fleeth into nigh unto the battle, that the priest one of these cities :
shall approach and speak unto the 12 Then the elders of his city shall people. send and fetch him thence, and de- 3 And shall say unto them, Hear, liver him into the band of the aven- O Israel, ye approach this day unto ger of blood, that he may die. battle against your enemies; let not 13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but your hearts faint, fear not, and do thou shalt put away the guilt of in- not tremble, neither be ye territied nocent blood from Israel, that it may because of them; go well with thee.
4 For the Lord your God is he that 14 Thou shalt not remove thy neigh- goeth with you, to fight for you bour's landmark, which they of old against your enemies, to save you. time bave set in thine inheritance, 5 And the officers shall speak unto which thou shalt inherit in the land the people, saying, What man is there that the Lord thy God giveth thee to that hath built a new house, and hath possess it.
not dedicated it ? let himn go and re15 One witness shall not rise up turn to his house, lest be die in the against a man for any iniquity, or for battle, and another man dedicate it. any sin, in any sin that he sinneth ; 6 And what man is he that hath at the mouth of two witnesses, or at planted a vineyard, and hath not yet the mouth of three witnesses, shall eaten of it? let him also
go and the matter he established.
return unto his house, lest he die in 16 If a false witness rise up against the battle, and another man eat of it any man to testify against him that 7 And what man is there that bath which is wrong;
betrotbed a wife, and bath not taken 17 Then both the men, between her ? let him go and return unto his whom the controversy is, shall stand house, lest he die in the battle, and before the Lord, before the priests another man take her.
& And the officers shall speak fur- 1 of them, and thou shalt not cut ther unto the people, and they shall | them down (for the tree of the field say, What man is there that is fear- is man's life) to employ them in the ful and faint-hearted? let him go i siege; and return unto his house, lest his 20 Only the trees which thou knowbrethren's heart faint as well as his est that they be not trees for meat, beart.
thou shalt destroy and cut them 9 And it shall be, when the officers down; and thou shalt build bulwarks have made an end of speaking unto against the city that maketh wai the people, that they shall make with thee, until it be subdued. captains of the armies to lead the
CHAPTER XXI. people. 10 When thou comest nigh unto a
Of uncertain murler-Cuptire taken to wife
- The first-lunn not tole di inherited--Of city to fight against it, then proclaim a stubburn sim- The malefactor. peace unto it.
one be found slain in the land 11 And it sball be, if it make thee which the Lord thy God giveth answer of peace, and open unto thee, thee to possess it, lying in the field, then it shall be, that all the people and it be not known who hath slain that is found therein shall be tribu. bim; taries unto thee, and they shall serve 2 Then thy elders and thy judges thee.
shall come forth, and they shall 12 And if it will make no peace measure unto the cities which are with thee, but will make war against round about him that is slain; thee, then thou shalt besirge it; 3 And it shall be, that the city
13 And when the Lord thy God which is next unto the slain inan, bath delivered it into thine bands, even the elders of that city shall thou shalt smite every male thereof take a heifer, which hath not been with the edge of the sword;
wrought with, and which hath not 11 But the women, and the little drawn in the yoke; ones, and the cattle, and all that is 4 And the clders of that city shall in the city, even all the spoil thereof, bring down the heifer unto a rough stalt thou take unto thyself; and valley, which is neither eared nor thou shalt eat the spoil of thine sown, and shall strike off the heifer's enemies, which the Lord thy God neck there in the valley. hath given thee.
5 And the priests the sons of Levi 15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the shall come near; for them the Lord cities which are very far off from thy God hath chosen to minister unthee, which are not of the cities of to bin, and to bless in the name of these nations.
the Lord; and by their word shall 16 But of the cities of these people, every controversy and every stroke which the Lord thy God doth give be tried ; thee for an inheritance, thou shalt 6 And all the elders of that city, save alive nothing that breatheth; that are next unto the slain man,
17 But thou shalt utterly destroy shall wash their hands over the heifer them; namely, the Hittites, and the that is beheaded in the valley; Amorites, the Canaanites, and the 7 And they shall answer and say, Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Je- Our hands have not shed this blood, busites; as the Lord thy God hath neither have our eyes seen it. commanded thee;
8 Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy 18 That they teach you not to do people Israel, whom thou hast reafter all their abominations, which deemed, and lay not innocent blood they have done unto their gods; 80 unto thy people of Israel's charge. should ye sin against the Lord your And the blood shall be forgiven God.
them. 19 When thou sbalt besiege a city 9 So shalt thou put way the guilt a long time, in making war against of innocent blood from among you, it to take it, thou shalt not destroy when thou shalt do that which is the trees thereof by forcing an are right in the sight of the Lord. against them; for thou mayest eat 10 When thou goest forth to war
against thine enemies, and the Lord | among you; and all Israel shall thy God hath delivered them into hear, and fear. thine hands, and thou hast taken 22 And if a man have committhein captive,
ted a sin worthy of death, and he be 11 And seest among the captives a to be put to death, and thou hang beautiful woman, and hast à desire him on a tree; unto her, that thou wouldest have her 23 His body shall not remain all to thy wife;
night upon the tree, but thou shalt 12 Then thou shalt bring her home in any wise bury him that day; (for to thine house; and she shall shave he that is hanged is accursed of her head, and pare her nails; God :) that thy land be not defiled,
13 And she shall put the raiment which the Lord thy God giveth thee of her captivity from off her, and for an inheritance. shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full
CHAPTER XXII. month; and after that thou shalt go of humanity tmward brethren-The xez is to in unto her, and be her husband, and
be distinguished by apparel Confusion is
to be avoided - The punishment of him that she shall be thy wife.
slunulereth his wife--Of adultery, of rape, 14 And it shall be, if thou have no of furnicution— Incest. delight in her, then thou shalt let her HOU shalt not see thy brother's go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou bide thyself from them; thou shalt shalt not make merchandise of her, in any case bring them again unto because thou hast humbled her, thy brother.
15 If a nan have two wives, one 2 And if thy brother be not nigh beloved, and another hated, and they unto thee, or if thou know him not, bave borne him children, both the then thou shalt bring it unto thine beloved and the bated; and if the own house, and it shall be with thee first-born son be hers that was hated; until thy brother seek after it, and
16 Then it shall be, when he ma- thou shalt restore it to him again. keth his sons to inherit that which he 3 In like manner shalt thou do with bath, that he may not make the son his ass; and so shalt thou do with of the beloved first-born before the his raiment; and with all lost things son of the hated, which is indeed the of thy brother's, which he hath lost, first-born ;
and thou hast found, shalt thou do 17 But he shall acknowledge the likewise; thou mayest not hide thyson of the hated for the first-born, self, by giving him a double portion of 4 Thou shalt not see thy brother's all that he bath; for he is the begin- ass or his ox fall down by the way, ning of his strength; the right of the and hide thyself from them; thou first-born is his.
shalt surely help him to lift them up 18 If a man have a stubborn and again. rebellious son, which will not obey 5 The woman shall not wear that the voice of his father, or the voice which pertaineth unto a man, neiof his mother, and that, when they ther shall a man put on a woman's have chastened him, will not hearken garment; for all that do so are abounto them;
mination unto the Lord thy God. 19 Then shall his father and his 6 If a bird's nest chance to be bemother lay hold on him, and bring fore thee in the way in any tree, or him out unto the elders of his city, on the ground, whether they be and unto the gate of his place; young ones, or eggs, and the dam
20 And they shall say unto the eld- sitting upon the young, or upon the ers of his city, This our son is stub- eggs, thou shalt not take the dam born and rebellious, he will not obey with the young; our voice; he is a glutton, and a 7 But thou shalt in any wise let drunkard.
the dam go, and take the young to 21 And all the men of his city shall thee; that it may be well with thee, stone him with stones, that he die; and that thou mayest prolong thy 80 shalt thou put evil away from days.