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The Lord the priest's inheritance. Chap. xix. Chris the true Propbet. ritance among their brethren: the LORD 18.I will raise them up a Prophet from is their inheritance, as he hath said unto among their brethren, like unto thee, them.

and will put my words in his mouth; 31 And this fall be the priest's due and he shall speak unto them all that I from the people, from them that offer a shall command him. facrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and 19 And it shall come to pass, that whothey thall give unto the priest the thoul- foever will not hearken unto my words der, and the two cheeks, and the maw. which he shall speak in my name, I will

4 The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy require it of him. wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the 20 1 But the prophet, which mall pre. Aleece of thy sheep, Malt thou give him. sume to speak a word in my name, which

5 For the LORD thy God hath chofen I have not commanded him to speak, or him out of all thy tribes, to stand to mi- that fall speak in the name of other nister in the name of the Lord, him and gods, even that prophet Mall die. his fons for ever.

21 And if thou say in thine heart, 6 And if a Levite come from any of How shall we know the word which the thy gates out of all Israel, where he so- Lord hath not spoken? journed, and come with all the desire of 22 When a prophet speaketh in the bis mind unto the place which the LORD name of the Lord, if the thing follow thall choose ;

not, nor come to pass, that is the thing 7 Then he shall minister in the name which the LORD hath not spoken, but of the LORD his God, as all his brethren (the prophet hath spoken it prefumptuthe Levites do, which stand there before oully: thou shalt not be afraid of him, the LORD.

CHA P. XIX. 8 They shall have like portions to eat, 1 The cities of refuge. 4 Their privilege. beside that which cometh of the sale of 16 The punishment of a fulse witness. his patrimony. When thou art come into the land WHEN the Lord thy God hath cut

off the nations, whose land the wbich the LORD thy God giveth thee, LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou thou shalt not learn to do after the abo- fucceedest them, and dwellest in their minations of those nations.

cities, and in their houses; 10 There shall not be found among ? Thou shalt separate three cities for you any one that maketh his fon' or his thee in the midst of thy land, which the daughter to pats through the fire, or that LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it. useth divination, or an observer of times, 3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and or an enchanter, or a witch,

divide the coasts of thy land, which the 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with LORD thy God giveth thec to inherit, infamiliar spirits, or a wizard, or a necro- to three parts, that every Nayer may flee mancer.

thither. 12 . For all that do these things are an 4 | And this is the case of the sayır, abomination unto the Lord: and becaufe which shall Aee thither, that he may live: of these abominations the Lord thy God Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, doth drive them out from before thee. whom he hated not in time past;

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD 5 As when a man goeth into the wood thy God.

with his neighbour to hew wood, and his 14 For these nations, which thou Malt hand fetcheth a stroke with the ax to cut postess, hearkened unto obfervers, of down the tree, and the head Nippeth from times, and unto diviners : but as for the helve, and lighteth upon his neiglithee, the LORD thy God hath not suffer- bour, that he die ; he shall flee unto one ed thee fo to do

of those cities, and live : 15 S The LORD thy God will raise up 6 Lelt the avenger of the blood pursue unto, thee, a: Prophet from the midst of the Player, while his heart is hot, and thee, of thy brethren, like unto me ; overtake him, because the way is long, unto him ye shall hearken;

and Nay him; whereas he was not wor. 16 According to all that thou deliredst thy of death, inasmuch as he hated him. of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the not in time past. day of the assembly, saying, Let me not 7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, hear again the voice of the LORD, my Thou Malt separate three cities for thee. God, neither let me see this great fire 8 And if the LORD thy God enlarge any more, that I die not.

thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fa17 And the LORD said unto me, They thers, and give thee all the land which have well spoken that which they have he promised to give unto thy fathers ; spoken

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The punishment of a false witness. DEUTERONOMY. The priest's exhortation to battle. mandments to do them, which I com-(the LORD thy God is with thee, which mand thee this day, to love the LORD brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; 2. † And it shall be, when ye are come then shalt thou add three cities inore for nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall thee, beside these three:

approach and speak unto the people, 1o That innocent blood be not shed in 3. And thall say unto them, Hear, o thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth Ifrael, ye approach this day unto battle thee for an inheritance, and so blood be against your enemies : let not your hearts upon tice.

faint, fear not, and do not tremble, nei. 11 But if any man hate his neigh-ther be ye terrified because of them; hour, and lie in wait for him, and rifi 4 For the LORD your God is he that up againit him, and smite him motally gocth with you, to fight for you against that he die, and fleeth into one of thefe your enemies, to save you. cities:

5 And the officers shall speak unto the 12 Then the elders of his city hall send people, saying, What man is there that and fetch him thence, and deliver him hath built a new house, and hath not deinto the hand of the avenger of blood, dicated it? let him go and return to his that he may die.

houli, left he die in the battle, and ano13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but(ther man dedicate it. thou shalt put away the guilt of inno 6 And what man is he that hath plantcent blood from Ifrael, that it may goled a vineyard, and hath not yet eaten of well with thee.

it? let him also go and return unto his 14. Thou shalt not remove thy neigh-house, left he die in the battle, and anobour's landmark, which they of old time ther mari eat of it. hiave set in thine inheritance, which thou 7 And what man is there that hath be. shalt inherit in the land that the LORD trothed a wile, and bath not taken her? thy God giveth thee to poffefs it. let him go and return unto his house, lest

15 One witness shall not rile up against he die in the batile, and another man a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, take her. in any fin that he linneth: at the mouth 8 And the officers Mall speak further of two witnesscs, or at the mouth of unto the people, and they fall fay, What three witnesles, ihall the matter be esta- ma is there that is fearful and faint. blished.

hearted? let him go and return unto his 16 9 If a false witness rise up against housi, left his brethren's heart faint as any man to testify against him ihat which well as his heart. is wrong;

9 And it shall be, when the officers 17 Then both the men, between whom have n'ade an end of speaking unto the the controversy is, shall stand before the people, that they shall make captains of Lord, before the priests and the judges, the armies to lead the people. which thall be in those days ;

10 ? When thou comelt nigh unto a 18 And the judges shall make diligent city to fight against it, then proclaim inquisition: and, behold, if the witnets he peace unto it. a false witness, and hath testified falsely u And it Mall be, if it make thee an. against his brother;

Twer of peace, and open unto thee, then 19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he it thrall be, that all the people that is had' thought to have done unto his bro- found thercin mfl be tributaries unto ther: fo shalt thou put the evil away thee, and they fall serve thee. from among you.

12. And it it will make no peace with 20 And those which remain Mall hear, thee, but will make war against thee, and fear, and shall henceforth commit 10 then thou shalt beliege it : more any such evil among yoll.

13 And when the Lord thy God hath 21 And thine eye shall not pity; but delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt life Mall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for smite every male thereof with the edge tootlı, hand for hand, foot for fout. of the sword: С НА Р. XX.

14 But the women, and the little ones, 2 The priesi's exhortation to encourage the and the cattle, and all that is in the city,

people to battle. 10 How to itje the cities eren all the spoil thereof, Malt thou take that accept or refuse the proclamation of unto thyself; and thou thalt eat the spoil peace. 16 What cities must be devoted. of thine enemies, which the Lord thy CHEN thou goeit out to battle God hath given thee.

against thine enemies, and feelt 15 Thus shalt thou dounto all the cities borses, and chariots, and a people more cubich are very far off from thee, which Jhin thou, be not afraid of them: for are not of the cities of these nations.

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Expiation of an uncertain murder. Chap. xxi. A subborn fon is to be stoned to death.

16 I But of the cities of these people, ple Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and which the LORD thy God doth give thee lay not innocent blood unto thy people for an inheritance, thou shalt fave alive of Israel's charge. And the blood shall nothing that breatheth:

be forgiven them. 17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; 9 So shalt thon put away the guilt of namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, innocent blood from among you, when the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the thou Malt do that which is right in the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD light of the LORD. thy God hath commanded thee:

10 When thou goest forth to war a18 That they teach you not to do after gainst thine enemies, and the LORD thy all their abominations, which they have God hath delivered them into thine hands, done unto their gods; so should ye fin and thou hast taken them captive, against the LORD your God.

11 And seest among the captives a beau. 19 When thou shait besiege a city a long tiful woman, and halt a delire unto her, time, in making war against it to take it, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife ; thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof 12 Then thou shalt bring her home to by forcing an ax against them : for thou thine house; and Me shall save her head, mayeft eat of them, and thou shalt not and pare her nails; cut them down (for the tree of the field 13 And Nie shall put the raiment of her is man's life) to employ them in the fiege: captivity from off her, and shall remain

20 Only the trees which thou knowest in thine house, and bewail her father and that they be not trees for meat, thou her mother a full month: and after that shalt destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt go in unto her, and be her thou thalt build bulwarks against the husband, and the Mall be thy wife. city that maketh war with thee, until it 54 And it shall be, if thou have no debe subdued.

light in her, then thou thalt let her go CHA P. XXI.

whither she will; but thou shalt not fé!! 1 The expiation of an uncertain murder. her at all for money, thou shalt not make

Is The firsborn is not to be disinherited merchandise of her, because thou hart upon private affection. 18 A lubborn humbled her. son is to be stoned to death.

15 If a man have two wives, one IF

one be found Nain in the land which beloved, and another hated, and they the LORD thy God giveth thee to pof- have born him children, both the befess it, lying in the field, and it be not loved and the hated ; and if the firstknown who hath sain him :

born son be her's that was lated; 2. Then thy elders and thy judges shall 16 Then it shall be, when he maketh come forth, and they shall measure unto his sons to inherit that which he hath, that the cities which are round about him he may not make the fon of the beloved that is sain :

firstborn before the fon of the hated, 3 And it shall be, that the city which is which is indeed the firstborn : next unto the Nain man, even the elders 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of that city shall take an heifer, which of the hated for the firstborn, by giving. hath not been wrought with, and which him a double portion of all that he hath: hath not drawn in the yoke;

for he is the beginning of his strength a 4 And the elders of that city shall the right of the firstborn is his. bring down the heifer unto a rough val 18 À If a man have a stubborn and reley, which is neither eared nor fown, bellious fon, which will not obey the and Mall strike off the heifer's neck there voice of his father, or the voice of his in the valley :

mother, and that, when they have chast5 And the priests the sons of Levi fall ened him, will not hearken into them: come near ; for them the Lord thy God 19 Then shall his father and his ino. hath chosen to minifler unto him, and ther lay hold on him, and bring him out to bless in the name of the LORD; and unto the elders of his city, and unto the by their word thall every controversy gate of his place; and every stroke be tried ;

20 And they shall say unto the elders 6 And all the elders of that city, that of his city, This our fon is stubborn and are next unto the Nain mar, fhall wash rebellious, he will not obey our voice ; their hands over the heifer that is be- be is a glutton, and a drunkard. headed in the valley:

21 And all the men of his city fhalt 7 And they shall answer and say, Our stone him with stones, that he die: so hands have not Med this blood, neither Malt thou put evil away from among have our eyes seen it.

you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. 8 Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy peo 23. And if a man have committed a

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Of humanity to brethren. DEUTERONOMY. The punishment of whoredom. sin worthy of death, and he be to be put 13

If any man take a wife, and go in to death, and thou hang him on a tree : unto her, and hate her,

23 His body shall not remain all night 14 And give occasions of speech against upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise her, and bring up an evil name upon her, bury him that day; (for he that is hanged and say, I took this woman, and when I is accursed of God;) that thy land be not came to her, I found her not a maid : defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth 15 Then shall the father of the damsel, thee for an inheritance.

and her mother, take and bring forth the CHAP. XXII.

tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the i Of humanity towards brethren. s Divers elders of the city in the gate:

laws. 22 Of adultery. 25 Of rape. 16 And the damsel's father shall say 28 Of fornication. 30 Of incell. unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto HOU shalt not see thy brother's on this man to wife, and he hateth her;

17 And, lo, he hath given occafions of self from them : thou thalt in any case speech against her, saying, I found not bring them again unto thy brother. thy daughter a maid ; and yet these are

2 And if thy brother be vot nigh unto the tokens of my daughter's virginity. thee, or if thou know him not, then thou And they ihall ipread the cloth before shalt bring it unto thine own house, and the elders of the city. it shall be with thee until thy brother 18 And the elders of the city shall seek after it, and thou ihalt reitore it to take that man and chalise him ; him again.

19. And they shall amerce him in an 3 În like manner shalt thou do with hundred Mekels of silver, and give them his afs; and so shalt thou do with his unto the father of the damfel, because raiment; and with all lost thing of thy he hath brought up an evil naine upon a brother's, which he hath loft, and thou virgin of Ifrael: and he shall be his wife; haft found, shalt thou do likewise : thou he may not put her away all his days. mayest not hide thyself.

20 But if this thing betrue, and the tokens 4 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass of virginity be not found for the damfel: or his ox fall down by the way, and hide 21 Then they fall bring out the damthyself from them : thou shalt surely help fel to the door of her father's house, and him to lift them up again.

the men of her city shall stone her with 5 The woman Ihall not wear that stones that the die: because the hath which pertaineth unto a man, neither wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore fall a man put on a woman's garment: in her father's house : fo shalt thou put for all that do so are abomination unto evil away from among you. the Lord thy God.

22 If a man be found lying with a 6 If a bird's nest chance to be before woman married to an husband, then they thee in the way in any tree, or on the Mall both of them die, both the man that ground, whether they be young ones, or lay with the woman, and the woman: 10 eggs, and the dam litting upon the young, thalt thou put evil away from Israel. or upon the eggs, thou thalt not take the 23 If a damtel that is a virgin be bedam with the young :

trothed unto an husband, and a man find 7 But thou shalt in any wife let the her in the city, and lie with her; dam go, and take the young to thee; 24 Then ye shall bring them both out that it may be well with thee, and that unto the gate of that city, and ye Mall thou mayest prolong thy days.

stone them with stones that they die; the 8 When thou buildest a new house, damsel, because she cried not, being in then thou shalt make a battlement for thy the city; and the man, because he hath roof, that thou bring not blood upon humbled his neighbour's wife: fo thou? thine house, if any man fall from thence. shalt put away evil from among you.

9 Thou Malt not fow thy vineyard 25 ( But if a man find a betrothed with divers feeds : left the fruit of thy damsel in the field, and the man force seed which thou hart fown, and the fruit her, and lie with her : then the man only of thy vineyard, be defiled.

that lay with her shall die : 10 Thou Malt not plow with an ox 26 But unto the damfel thou shalt do and an ass togetier.

nothing; there is in the damsel no fin 11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of worthy of death: for as when a man divers forts, as of woollen and linen to. rifeth against his neighbour, and Nayeth gether.

him, even fo is this matter: 12. Thou shalt make thee fringes upon 27. For he found her in the field, and the four quarters of thy vesture, where the betrothed damsel cried, and there was with thou coverest tb:felf.

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Yosus must be kept.

Chap. xxix, xxiv. Divers laws and ordinances. 28 ( If a man find a damsel that is a 13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou hold on her, and lie with her, and they wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig be found;

therewith, and shalt turn back and cover 29 Then the man that lay with her that which cometh from thee: Thall give unto the damsel's father fifty 14 For the LORD thy God walketh in Shekels of silver, and he shall be his wife; the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, because he hath humbled her, he may and to give up thine enemies before thee; not put her away all his days.

therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he 30 1 A man shall not take his father's fee no unclean thing in thee, and turn wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

away from thee: CHAP. XXIII.

15 Thou Thalt not deliver unto his 1 Who may, or may not enter into the con- master the servant which is escaped from gregation. 9 Uncleanness to be avoided in his master unto thee: the hoft. 21 Of vows. 24 Of trespasses. 16 He shall dwell with thee, even a

E that is wounded in the stones, or mong you, in that place which he shall not enter into the congregation of the him beft: thou shalt not oppress him. LORD.

17 There shall be no whore of the 2 A bastard shall not enter into the daughters of lfrael, nor a sodomite of congregation of the LORD; even to his the tons of Israel. tenth generation fhall he not enter into 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a the congregation of the Lord.. whore, or the price of a dog, into the

3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not house of the LORD thy God for any vow: enter into the congregation of the LORD; for even both these are abomination unto even to their tenth generation shall they the LORD thy God. not enter into the congregation of the 19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to Lord for ever:

thy brother ; usury of money, usury of 4 Because they met you not with victuals, usury of any thing that is lent bread and with water in the way, when upon usury: ye came forth out of Egypt; and be 20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend cause they hired against thee Balaam the upon usury; but unto thy brother thou son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, halt not lend upon usury: that the LORD to curse thee.

thy God may bless thee in all that thou s Nevertheless the LORD thy God rettest thine hand to in the land whither would not hearken unto Balaam ; but thou goest to poffess it. the Lord thy God turned the curse into 21 | When thou shalt vow a vow un. a blessing unto thee, because the LORD to the LORD thy God, thou shalt not thy God loved thee.

Nack to pay it: for the LORD thy God 6. Thou shalt not seek their peace nor will surely require it of thee; and it their prosperity all thy days for ever. would be lin in thee.

7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; 22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it for he is thy brother : thou shalt not ab- Mall be no fin in thee. hor an Egyptian ; because thou wast a 23 That which is gone out of thy lips stranger in his land.

thou Malt keep and perform ; even a free 8 The children that are begotten of will offering, according as thou hast vowthem fall enter into the congregation of ed unto the LORD thy God, which thou the Lord in their third generation. haft promised with thy mouth.

9 When the host goeth forth against 24 ? When thou comest into thy neigh. : thine enemies, then keep thee from every bour's vineyard, then thou mayest eat wicked thing.

grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but 10 If there be among you any man, thou shalt not put any in thy vessel. that is not clean by reason of uncleanness 25 When thou comeft into the Itanding that chanceth him by night, then shall he corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayeit go abroad out of the camp, he Mall not pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou come within the camp:

Înalt not move a sickle unto thy neigh11 But it shall be, when evening com. bour's standing corn. eth on, he Mall wash himself with water:

CH A P. XXIV. and when the sun is down, he shall come 1 Of divorce. 6, 10 Of pledges. ? Of mans into the camp again.

stealers. 8 Of leprosy. 14 The hire is to be 12 Thou Malt have a place also with given. 16 Of justice. 19 Of charity.

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