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Ex. 25. 31-39; 31.

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13. 11; Heh. 9. 2 ! Num. 4.7: I Chr. 9.

32; 2 Chr. 24

ch. 31: 1 Sam. 91. 6; Mt. 12. 4; M.2

26 : Lk. 64 2ch. 6. 16; 21. 22; EL.

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9, 10; 1. & 21.

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e Ex. 18.15, 16: Nam.

37. 3; 36 5,6 d Deu. 18. 9; 17. 7. • see refe. ch. 2. 2

The oil for the lamps; the shew-bread. 24 AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, " Command the children of Israel, Ex. 27. 30, 31. 2 that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps 3 to burn continually. Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the

congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the 4 LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations. He shall

order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the Lord continually. 5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve "cakes thereof : two tenth - ELD 6 deals shall be in one cake. And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, 7. upon the pure table before the Lord. And thou shalt put pure frankincense

upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made 8 by fire unto the LORD. Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD

continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant. 9 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons'; and they shall eat it in the holy place :

for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the Lord made by fire by a perpetual statute.

Punishment of blasphemy; various laws. 10 AND the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, ? went

out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a 11 man of Israel strove together in the camp; and the Israelitish woman's son

y blasphemed the name of the LORD, 2 and 3 cursed. And they brought him

unto Moses : (and his inother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Vibri, of 12 the tribe of Dan :) and they put him in ward, that the mind of the Lord might Sum 32 13 be showed them. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Bring forth him 14 that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him « lay their hands 15 upon his head, and let all the congregation 'stone him. And thou shalt speak

unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God I shall bear his ch. 5.1; 20. 17. Ex. 16 sin. And he that s blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to

death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD,

shall be put to death. 17 * And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death. And he that GOA : Ex 18 killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast. And if a man cause a blemish 19 in his neighbour; as " he hath done, so shall it be done to him; breach for 20 breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so 21 shall it be done to him again. And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: 22 mand he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death. Ye shall have "one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the

God. 23 And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him

that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.

The sabbatic year; and year of jubilee. 25 AND the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, Speak unto the 2 children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give 3 you, then shall the land keep (rest] Pa sabbaths unto the Lord. Six years thout

shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in 4 the fruit thereof; but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land,

a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. 5 9 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither 12 Ki 12 2.

gather the grapes of thy vine undressed : for it is a year of rest unto the land. 6 Ånd the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant,

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71. 10, 19; Mi, 12. 31; Mk 3. 28: John 10 31 36; Jana...

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19. 21; M. 38;

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ver. 17. nch. 17. 10; 19. 34;

Ex. 12. 19; Nuo 15. 16, 29.

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1 There were many such persons among the Hebrews; be exhausted by over-cropping. (2.) To remind them and they occasioned' no little mischief. The notice of of their own equality, as sons of Israel and subjects of this man's parentage shows the bad consequences which Jehovah : for which reason no servitude or personal commonly follow such mixed marriages. Children are apt, liability could be prolonged beyond the specified period, in such cases, to take after the worse side.

except by a voluntary public act on the part of the ser2 He spoke disrespectfully of Jehovah. This heinous vant. It is doubtful whether the sabbatic year began with sin was treason under the theocracy, and was punished the civil or the sacred year; whether the three years by death.

mentioned in ver. 21 were three full years, or parts of 3 The sabbatic year and the jubilee seem to have had three consecutive years; and whether the jubilee was the two objects : (1) To keep before the people God's claim forty-ninth or the fiftieth year–or, rather, whether it as sole proprietor of the land, which they held only as his was part of each of those years, as beginning with Tiari, gift, upon certain conditions ; two of which were, that it which was the first month of the civil and seventh of should be permanently inalienable from the family of year; while the sabbatic year began with Abib, the first the owner (see 1 Kings xxi. 3), and that it should not month of the sacred year.

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.eh. 16. 30; 23. 24, 27.

Jer34. ; Lk. 4. 18, 19; Ro, & 21; Gal. 31 u ver. 13; Num. 36. 4.

vers. 6. 7. 5 ver. 10; ch. 27. 24:

Num. 36. 4.

& ver. 17; ch. 19. 13;

1 Sam. 12. 3. 4: Mic

2. 2; 1 Cor. 6 & o eh. 27. 18.

e ver. 14.
d ver. 43: see refs, ch,

19. 14. 32.
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12. 10: 3. 12.27.29; Ps. 4. 8; Pro. 1. 33

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and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth 7 with thee, and for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the

increase thereof be meat. 8 And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven

years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and 9 nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the 1s. 27. 13; 63. 4.

tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the 10 trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year,

and 'proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof : 1.61 1–3, 63.4:

it shall be a jubilee unto you; "and ye shall return every man unto his posses11 sion, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth

year be unto you: 'ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself * ver: 5. 12 in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the jubilee; it 13 shall be holy unto you: "ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In 14 the year of this jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession. And if

thou sell aught unto thy neighbour, or buyest aught of thy neighbour's hand, 15 ye shall not oppress one another: baccording to the number of years after the

jubilee thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number of years 16 of the fruits he shall sell unto thee : according to the multitude of years thou

shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the number of the years of the fruits

doth he sell unto thee. 17

Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; d but thou shalt fear thy God : 18 for I am the LORD your God. Wherefore ye

shall do my statutes, and keep my 19 judgments, and do them; Sand ye shall dwell in the land in safety. And the *"% 6: Deinu.

land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. 20 And if ye shall say, 'What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, * we shall not 21 sow, nor gather in our increase : then I will command my blessing upon you 22 in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years. And ye shall h. 26. 5; Exe. 3.

sow the eighth year, and eat yet of "old fruit until the ninth year; until her. Mi. 0.3? 26:

fruits come in ye shall eat of the old store. 23 • The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine ; for ye are 24 strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession ye shall 35 grant å redemption for the land. If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold

away some of his possession, and if'any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall 26 he redeem that which his brother sold. And if the man have none to redeem it, 27 and himself be able to redeem it; then let him count the years of the sale Ch.22 15

thereof, and restore the overplus? unto the man to whom he sold it; that he may 28 return unto his possession. But if he be not able to restore it to him, then that

which is sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it until the year of

jubilee: "and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession. 29 And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it 30 within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year may he redeem it. And if it be not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the

a walled city shall be established for ever to him that bought it throughout his 31 generations: it shall not go out in the jubilee. But the houses of the villages

which have no wall round about them shall be counted as the fields of the 32 country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee. Notwith

standing the cities of the Levites, and the houses of the cities of their posses33 sion, may the Levites redeem at any time. And if a man purchase of the Levites,

then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the veryone

year of jubilee : for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession 34 among the children of Israel. But " the field of the suburbs of their cities may

not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession. 3.5 And if thy brother be waxen poor, 4 and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt

relieve (strengthen] him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he 36 may live with thee. Take thou no usury of him, or increase : but "fear thy 37 God; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money 38 upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. "I am the LORD your God,

Lk12. 29. Phil. 4.

6: Heh. 13. 5, 6. k vers. 4, 5. I see Ex. 16. 29; Deu.

28. & my K. 19. 29. * Jos. 5. 11, 12. • 1 Ki. 21. 3; Eze.

48. 14. P Den, 32, 43; 2Chr.

7. 20; Ps. 861: Hox. 9.3: Jori2. 18; 3. 2.

39. 12119. 19; Ilah 11. 9,13; 1 Pei. 2.11.

Ru. 2. 20: 4. 3-6 . see Ru. 3. 2, 9, 1!:

4. 34: Is. 59. 20;

Jer. 32. 7. 8. t vers. 50-52.

ver. 13.

Rre Num. 35. 2; Jos.

21. 2, ele.

see Ac. 4. 36, 37. – Dett, 157, Ps.

37. 26; 41. 1: 112 5, 9; Pro. 14. 31; Lk. 6 35; Ac. 11. 29: Rom. 12. 10; Gal.

2 10; 1 John 2. 17. 6 Mt. 25. 35. • Ex. 22. 25: Deu. 23

19; Ne. 5. 7: Ps. 15. 5; Pro. "A 8: Eze.

18., 13, 17; 22. 12. d ver. 17; Ne 5.9. • eh. 22. 32, 33; Es.

20. 2.

1 Had the Israelites duly observed this institution, at the jubilee (ver. 28). this constantly recurring miracle would have been to 3 This exception gave opportunity for Gentile prosethem a perpetual witness of the Divine authority of their lytes and others to settle under the beneficent sway of the laws.

King of Israel. ? That is, he shall pay the value of the income for the 4 This provision, especially when viewed in contrast years still remaining until the jubilee; but if he be unable with the practices of other ancient nations, illustrates the to pay this, still his portion of land shall return to him kindly spirit of the Hebrew laws.

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12; 1 KL 9.22 ; Ki, 4. 1; Ne & 5; Jer. 34. 14

A vers. 10, 2

Cor. 2 * Eph. 6. 9Col. 1 Iver. 46; Ex. 13 ver. 17; Es. 1. 17.* 21; Deu. 25 18; Mal. 3.5

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which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of

Canaan, and to be your God. 39 And 'if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold? unto : 92 Dea. 15 40 thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant: but as an hired ser

vant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year 41 of jubilee: and then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children s with «Ez. 21. a

him, and shall return unto his own family, and "unto the possession of his fathers 42 shall he return. For they are 'my servants, which I brought forth out of the liver. 65; Ro 6 22; 43 land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. * Thou shalt not rule over 44 him 'with rigour; but "shalt fear thy God. Both thy bondmen and thy bond

maids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; 45 of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover of " the children of " I. 64. 3, 6

the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their

families that are with you, which they begat in your land : and they shall be 46 your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children

after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever:
but over your brethren the children of Israel, p'ye shall not rule one over another P var. 43.

with rigour.
47 And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth e rers 25, 35.

by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to 48 the stock of the stranger's family: after that he is sold he may be redeemed 49 again ; one of his brethren may redeem him: either his uncle, or his uncle's son, Ne. 5. 5.

may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem 50 him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself. And he shall reckon with him

that bought him from the year that he was sold to him unto the year of jubilee:

and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years, 'according Job 7. 1; Ie. 16. 14; 51 to the time of an hired servant shall it be with him. If there be yet many years

behind, according unto them he shall give again the price of his redemption out 52 of the money that he was bought for. And if there remain but few years unto

the year of jubilee, then he shall count with him, and according unto his years 53 shall he give him again the price of his redemption. And as a yearly hired child

servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigour over him 54 in thy sight. And if he be not redeemed in these years, then " he shall go out in 55 the year of jubilee, both he, and his children with him. For • unto me the 1933 r. 44

children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your

God. Law against idolatry ; prophetic promises and threatenings. 26 YE shall make you y no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, [or, pillar,) neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow

down unto it: for I am the Lord your God. 2 • Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. 3 • If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; • then 4 I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and

2 5 the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And "your threshing shall reach

unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall 6 eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. And I will give

peace in the land, and "ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid : and I

will rid (cause to cease) i evil heasts3 out of the land, neither shall * the sword go 7 through your land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before 8 you by the sword. And 'five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of

you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by 9 the sword. For I will " have respect unto you, and * make you fruitful, and 10 multiply you, oand establish my covenant with you. And ye shall eat Pold 11 store, and bring forth the old because of the new. And I will set my tabernacle 12 among you: and my soul shall not 'abhor you. • And I will walk among you, 13 and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. "I am the LORD your God,

which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen ; ' and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

» But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; Dem. 15LAB 15 and if ye shall · despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that

yer. 41: Es. 21. 2, & I ver. 42

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1 Slavery already existed in a modified form; and, although not at once absolutely forbidden, it was put under great restraints preparatory to its ultimate suppression.

2 Those being national laws, the sanctions are of a

corresponding nature. Hence the promise relates to national prosperity; and the threatening to national calamities.

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Aver. 36: I. 53. 5;

Pro. 281.
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16 ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will

do this unto you;' I will even appoint over you o terror, consumption, and the

burning ague, that shall “consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and yes 17 shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my

face against you, and 'ye shall be slain before your enemies : 8 they that hate you

shall reign over you; and “ye shall flee when none pursueth you. 18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you 19 'seven times more for your sins. And I will * break the pride of your power; Ps. 196.41, 42, 20 and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass : 2 and your

* strength shall be spent in vain: for " your land shall not yield her increase,

neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits. 21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring 22 seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. •I will also send wild Deu

. 18. 23; Jer. 14 beasts among you,” which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle,

and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate. 23 And if ye' will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary 24 unto me; then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet 25 seven times for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge

the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities,

* I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand 26 of the enemy.

* And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven,s and they shall deliver you your bread again

by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied. 27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; 28 then I will walk contrary unto you also " in fury; and 1, even I, will chastise 29 you seven times for your sins. And

ye

shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the 30 Hesh of your daughters shall ye eat. 4 And I will destroy your high places, and

cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, 31 and my soul shall'abhor you. And I will make your cities waste, and bring

your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet 32 odours. And I will bring the land into desolation : and your enemies which 33 dwell therein shall be * astonished at it. And 'I will scatter you among the hea

then, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, 34 and your cities waste. Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it

lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and 35 enjoy her sabbaths. As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your " sabbaths, when ye

dwelt
upon

it.
36 And upon them that are left alive of you o I will send a faintness into their

hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken (driven] leaf

shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall to Noi 37 when none pursueth. And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a

sword, when none pursueth: and 'ye shall have no power to stand before your 7-8; 1.61. 38 enemies. 'And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies 39 shall eat you up. And they that are left of you 'shall pine away in their iniquity

in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine 40 away with them. If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their

fathers, yith their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they 41 have walked contrary unto me; and that I also have walked contrary unto them,

and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircum

cised hearts be · humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their 42 iniquity: then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant

with Isaac, and also my covenant - with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. 43 & The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she

lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, eren because they despised my judgments, and because their

1-6 7, 14; 18.5; Lk. 4.25 Ps. 127. 1; Is. 49. 4; Hab. 2. 13 Deu. 11. 17. 2018, 38 - 10; Ps 107. 31; Hag. 1.9.11; 2. 16. Ver, 6; D-u. 32. 24; 2 Ki. 17. 25 Jar. 15. 3; Eze. 5. 17: 14.

13, 21. PIK. 13. 24; ? Ki. 2.

24: 17. 26.
9 Jud. 3. ; ? Chr.

15.5: 1s. 33.8: Lam.
1. 4; Eze, 33.8;
Zech. 7. 14
I. 1. 20; Jer. 2. 30;

5. 3; Am. 1. 6-12.
• 2 San. 22. 27; Job

9. 4; Ps. 18. 26
( Deu. 32. 25, 41: Pe
7A 62, 64; Jer. 24.10;
Eze. 5. 17: 6. 3; 14.
17: 9.8; 33. 2
Num. 14 12; Deu.
38. 21; Jer. 14. 12:
24. 10; 29. 17. 18:

Am. 4 10.
#Ps. 105. 16; 14. 3. 1;

Fze. 16; 5. 16;

14. 13. Vla. 9. 20; Mic. 6. 14;

Nag. ). 6. Ivr. 21, 94. al. 59. 18; 13. 3; 66.

15: Jer. 21. 5; Eze.

5. 13, 15; 8 18. 6 Deu. 28. 5357 : 2

K. 6. 29; Jer. 19. 9;

Lam. 1. 10; Eze, 5.10. °? K. 8: 2Chr.

31. 3. 4,7; 1x 27.9;

Eze. 6. 3--6, 13.
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365
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2. 12. lie. 33. 283. A Deu. 28 37 : 29.24 29; Iki 9. 8; Jer. I 16; 19.8; Lam.

4. 12; Ezr. 3. 15. 1 D-u. 4. 27; 28. 64;

Ps 44. 11; Jer. 9. 16: Fr. 12. 15; 20.

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36. 21. ch. 25. 2. • Den. 28. 65-67; Eze.

21.7, 12, 15. Pyrr. 17; Job 15. 21,

22; Pro. 29. 1. 9 Is. 10. 4; ree Jude.

7. 22: 1 Sam. 14.

15, 16. Jas 1. 12, 13; Jordg. 2 14. . Deu. 4. 47: Jer. 12. 17, 18, 22. 1 Den. 4. 7; 78. 65; Ne. I. 8; Jer. 3. 25; 29. 12, 13; F3. 4. 17; 6. 9; 20, 13; 24. 23; 33. 10; 3. 31: Hos. & 15; Zeeh. 10. 9. * see refs. Ex. 22. 5. Deu. 4. 29-31; 30.1-3; Num. 5.7: IK. A 34-36, 47: Nr. 9. 2; Job I 27, 28; P. 32. 3; Pro.

13; Jer 3. 13; 31. 18-9; Dan. 9. 3-20; Hoe 3. 15: Lk. 15. 18: 1 John 1. 9. see Jer. f. 10:9.5,6 Ete. 44. 7; Ac. 7.51; Ro. 2. , 29; Gal. 5. 6; Cel 2 11.1 KL 21. 29; 2Chr. 12. 6. 7. 12; 32. 2; 33. 12, 13; Eze. 20. 43; Jarn. 4. 6-9. Ezra 9. 13-15; Ne 9.33; Dan. 9.7-14. Ex. 2. 24; 65; Deu. 4. 31; Ps 106. 15; Ese. 16 60. Ge. 28. 13, 14. Ge. 26. 3, 4. • Ge. 12. 2, 3. Ps. 86. 1; 136. 23; Eze. 36. 1--15, 37, 34. vers. 34, 35. A ver. 13.

1 The judgments here threatened rise one above the other in intensity, if the people would not yield to the first chastisements, but persevered in their iniquity.

2 A forcible representation of the intense heat of a long | drought. 13 The supply of food would be so scanty, that, instead of every family-having an oven for itself" (as is usual in

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the cast), the bread of several families would be baked in one oven; when each would take care not to lose the smallest portion of their share.

4 This dreadful judgment was repeatedly inflicted. See 2 Kings vi. 28, 29; Lam. iv. 10; and the account of the siege and capture of Jerusalem by the Romans, as related by Josephus.

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44 soul abhorred my statutes. And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their

enemies, 'I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them. Den

utterly,' and * to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. 45 But I will 'for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, " whom I

brought forth out of the land of Egypt " in the sight of the heathen, that I might

be their God: I am the LORD. 46 • These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the Lord made between 3; Eur. 20 him and the children of Israel ? in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Laws respecting rows and tithes. 27 AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, 2 and say unto them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall Num. 6, ?, Ge 3 be for the Lord by thy estimation. And thy estimation shall be of the male from

twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty 4 shekels of silver,' after the shekel of the sanctuary. And if it be a female, then 5 thy estimation shall be thirty shekels. And if it be from five years old even

unto twenty years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, 6 and for the female ten shekels. And if it be from a month old even unto five

years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for 7 the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver. And if it be from sixty

years old and above; if it be a male, then thy estimation shall be fifteen shekels, 8 and for the female ten shekels. But if he be poorer than thy estimation, then hé

shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according

to his ability that vowed shall the priest value him. 9 And if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the LORD, all that any 10 man giveth of such unto the LORD shall be holy. He shall not alter it, nor

change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good : and if he shall at all change 11 beast for beast, then it and the exchange thereof shall be holy. And if it be any

unclean beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice unto the Lord, then he shall 12 present the beast before the priest: and the priest shall value it, whether it be 13 good or bad : as thou valuest it, who art the priest, so shall it be. "But if he' vers. 15, 19.

will at all redeem it, then he shall add a fifth part thereof unto thy estimation. 14 And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto the Lord, then the

priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad : as the priest shall estimate it, 15 so shall it stand. "And if he that sanctified it will redeem his house, then he ver. 12

shall add the fifth part of the money of thy estimation unto it, and it shall be his. 16 And if a man shall sanctify unto the Lord some part of a field of his possession,

then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: an homer (or, the land 17 of an homer) of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver. If he sanctify 18 his field from the year of jubilee, according to thy estimation it shall stand. But

if he sanctify his field after the jubilee, then the priest shall " reckon unto him "ch. 25 15, 16, 50-52

the money according to the years that remain, even unto the year of the jubilee, 19 and it shall be abated from thy estimation. And if he that sanctified the field

will in any wise redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy 20 estimation unto it, and it shall be assured to him. And if he will not redeem the

field, or if he have sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any 2 more. But the field, " when it goeth out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto the ch. %$ 10, 29, 31

Lord, as a field devoted; "the possession thereof shall be the priest's. 22 And if a man sanctify unto the Lord a field which he hath bought, which is 23 not of the fields of his possession ; then the priest shall reckon unto him the ch.98 10,3

worth of thy estimation, even unto the year of the jubilee : and he shall give thine 24 estimation in that day, as a holy thing unto the Lord. “In the year of the ch. A * jubilee the field shall return unto him

of whom it was bought, even to him to 25 whom the possession of the land did belong. And all thy estimations shall be

according to the shekel of the sanctuary : 'twenty gerahs shall be the shekel. 26 Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the Lord's firstling, no man 27 shall sanctify it;s whether it be ox, or sheep: it is the Lord's. And if it be of

an unclean beast, then he shall redeem it according to thine estimation, 6 and shall add a fifth part of it thereto: or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to thy estimation.

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1 Intimating that the nation should still continue in be substituted for the person or property so consecrated. existence; as we see at this day.

Some, however, suppose that this amount of money was 2 Heb., 'separate a vow.' This was the solemn dedi- to be paid in addition to the offering of the person, as a cation of a man's person, or child, or any part of his visible declaration of his having devoted himself to God. property, to the service of God. See Gen. xxviii. 20, 22; 3 As firstlings were to be sacrificed (Exod. xii. 15), Judg. xi. 30, 31 ; 1 Sam. i. 11, 28. This law is generally it would have been a mere mockery to make them the understood as providing a redemption price, which might | subject of a vow.

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