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13 And he declared unto you his have remained long in the land, and corenant, which he commanded you shall corrupt yourselves, and make to perform, even ten commandments; a graven image, or the likeness of and he wrote them upon two tables any thing, and shall do evil in the of stone.
sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke 14 And the Lord commanded me
him to anger; at that time to teach you statutes 26 I call heaven and earth to witand judgments, that ye might do ness against you this day, that ye tben in the land whither ye go over shall soon utterly perish from off the to possess it.
land whereunto ye go over Jordan to 15 Take ye therefore good heed possess it; ye shall not prolong your unto yourselves; for ye saw no man- days upon it, but sball utterly be dener of similitude on the day that the stroyed. Lord spake upto you in Horeb out of 27 And the Lord shall scatter you the midst of the fire;
among the nations, and ye shall be 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and left few in number among the heamake you a graven image, the simili. then, whither the Lord shall lead tode of any figure, the likeness of
you. male or female,
28 And there ye shall serve gods, 17 The likeness of any beast that the work of men's bands, wood and is on the earth, the likeness of any stone, which neither see, nor hear, winged fowl that tlieth in the air, nor eat, nor smell.
18 The likeness of any thing that 29 But if from thence thou shalt creepeth on the ground, the likeness seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt of any fish that is in the waters be- find him, if thou seek him with all Death the earth;
thy heart and with all thy soul. 19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes 30 When thou art in tribulation, onto heaven, and when thou seest and all these things are come upon the sun, and the moon, and the stars, thee, even in the latter days, if thou even all the host of heaven, shouldest turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be driven to worship them, and serve be obedient unto his voice ; them, which the Lord thy God hath 31 (For the Lord thy God is a mercidivided unto all nations under the ful God;) he will not forsake thee, whole heaven.
neither destroy thee, nor forget the 20 But the Lord hath taken you, the covenant of thy fathers, which he and brought you forth out of the iron sware unto them. formace, even out of Egypt, to be unto 32 For ask now of the days that bim people of inheritance, as ye are past, which were before thee, are this day.
since the day that God created man 21 Furthermore the Lord was angry upon the earth, and ask from the with me for your sakes, and sware one side of heaven unto the other, that I should not go over Jordan, whether there hath been any such and that I should not go in unto that thing as this great thing is, or hath good land, which the Lord thy God been heard like it? givetb thee for an inheritance ; 33 Did ever people hear the voice
22 But I must die in this land, I of God speaking out of the midst of must not go over Jordan; but ye the fire, as thou hast heard, and sball go over, and possess that good live? land.
34 Or hath God assayed to and 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest take him a nation from the midst of ye forget the covenant of the Lord another nation, by temptations, by Four God, which he made with you, signs, and by wonders, and by war, and make you a graven image, or and by a mighty hand, and by a the likeness of any thing, which the stretched-out arm, and by great ter'Lord thy God hath forbidden thee. rors, according to all that the Lord
24 For the Lord thy God is a con- your God did for you in Egypt besuming fire, even a jealous God. fore your eyes?
25 When thou shalt beget children, 35 Unto thee it was showed, that and children's children, and ye shall I thou mightest know that the Lord he
is God; there is none else beside, this side Jordan toward the sunhim.
rising; 36 Out of heaven he made thee to 48 From Aroer, which is by the hear his voice, that he might instruct bank of the river Arnon, even unto thee; and upon earth he showed mount Sion, which is Hermon, thee his great fire; and thou heardest 49 And all the plain on this side his words out of the midst of the fire. Jordan eastward, even unto the sea
37 And because he loved thy fathers, of the plain, under the springs of therefore he chose their seed after Pisgah. them, and brought thee out in his
CHAPTER V. sight with his mighty power out of The covenant in Horch The ten commandEgypt;
ments-Moses receiveth the law. 38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou said unto them, Hear, O Israel, art, to bring thee in, to give thee the statutes and judgments which I their land for an inheritance, as it is speak in your ears this day, that ye this day.
may learn them, and keep and do 39 know therefore this day, and them. consider it in thine heart, that the 2 The Lord our God made a cov. Lord he is God in heaven above, and enant with us in Horeb. upon the earth beneath; there is 3 The Lord made not this covenant none else.
with our fathers, but with us, even 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his us, who are all of us here alive this statutes, and his
commandments, day. which I command thee this day, that 4 The Lord talked with you face to it may go well with thee, and with face in the inount out of the midst thy children after thee, and that thou of the fire, mayest prolong thy days upon the 5 (I stood between the Lord and earth, which the Lord thy God giveth you at that time, to show you the thee, for ever.
word of the Lord ; for ye were afraid 41 Then Moses severed three cities by reason of the fire, and went not on this side Jordan toward the sun- up into the mount,) saying, rising ;
6 I am the Lord thy God, which 42 That the slayer might flee thither, brought thee out of the land of Egypt, which should kill his neighbour from the house of bondage. unawares, and hated him not in times 7 Thou shalt have none other gods past; and that fleeing unto one of
before me. these cities he might live;
8 Thou shalt not make thee any 43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, graven image, or any likeness of any in the plain country, of the Reuben- thing that is in heaven above, or that ites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the is in the earth beneath, or that is in Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the waters beneath the earth; the Manassites.
9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself 44 And this is the law which Moses unto them, nor serve them; for I the set before the children of Israel; Lord thy God ann a jealous God,
45 These are the testimonies, and visiting the iniquity of the fathers the statutes, and the judgments, upon the children unto the third and which Moses spake unto the children fourth generation of them that hate of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt,
10 And showing mercy unto thou. 46 On this side Jordan, in the valley sands of them that love me and keep over against Beth-peor, in the land my commandments. of Sihon king of the Amorites, who 11 Thou shalt not take the name of dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the Lord thy God in vain; for the the children of Israel smote, after Lord will not hold him guiltless that they were come forth out of Egypt; taketh his name in vain. 47 And they possessed his land, and 12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify the laud of Og king of Bashan, two it, as the Lord thy God hath com. kings of the Amorites, which were on manded thee.
13 Six days thou shalt labour, and our God any more, then we shall do all thy work ;
die. 14 But the seventh day is the cab- 26 For who is there of all flesh, that bath of the Lord thy God; in it thou hath heard the voice of the living shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy God speaking out of the midst of the son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man fire, as we have, and lived ? servant, nor thy maid servant, nor 27 Go thou near, and hear all that thide ox, nor thine ass, nor any of the Lord our God shall say; and thy eattle, nor thy stranger that is speak thou unto us all that the Lord within thy gates; that thy man ser- our God shall speak unto thee; and vant and thy maid servant may rest we will hear it, and do it. as well as thou.
28 And the Lord heard the voice of 15 And remember that thou wast a your words, when ye spake unto me; serrant in the land of Egypt, and and the Lord said unto me, I have tbat the Lord thy God brought thee heard the voice of the words of this out thence through a mighty band people, which they have spoken unto and by a stretched-out arm; there- thee; they have well said all that fore the Lord thy God commanded they have spoken. thee to keep the sabbath day.
29 Oh that there were such a heart 16 Honour thy father and thy in them, that they would fear me, and mother, as the Lord thy God hath keep all my commandments always, commanded thee; that thy days may that it might be well with them, and be prolonged, and that it may go well with their children for ever! with thee, in the land which the Lord 30 Go say to them, Get you into thy God giveth thee.
your tents again. 17 Thou shalt not kill.
31 But as for thee, stand thou here 18 Neither shalt thou commit adul- by me, and I will speak unto thee all tery.
the commandments, and the statutes, 19 Neither shalt thou steal.
and the judgments, which thou shalt 20 Neither shalt thou bear false teach them, that they may do them witness against thy neighbour. in the land which I give them to pos
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy sess it. Deighbour's wife, neither shalt thou 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore covet thy neighbour's house, his field, as the Lord your God hath comor his man servant, or his maid ser- manded you; ye shall not turn aside vant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing to the right hand or to the left. that is thy neighbour's.
33 Ye shall walk in all the ways 22 These words the Lord spake unto which the Lord your God hath comall your assembly in the mount out manded you, that ye may live, and of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, that it may be well with you, and and of the thick darkness, with a that ye may prolong your days in the great voice; and he added no more. land which ye shall possess. And he wrote them in two tables of
CHAPTER VI. stone, and delivered them unto me.
The end of the law is obedience-An exhor23 And it came to pass, when ye
tation thereto. heard the voice out of the midst of OW these are the commandthe darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near | judgments, which the Lord your unto me, even all the heads of your God commanded to teach you, that tribes, and your elders ;
ye might do them in the land whither 24 And ye said, Behold, the Lord ye go to possess it; our God hath showed us his glory 2 That thou mightest fear the Lord and bis greatness, and we have heard thy God, to keep all his statutes and his voice out of the midst of the fire; his commandments, which I comwe have seen this day that God mand thee, thou, and thy son, and doth talk with man, and he liveth. thy son's son, all the days of thy
25 Now therefore why should we life; and that thy days may be prodie? for this great fire will consume longed. 13; if we hear the voice of the Lord 3 Hear therefore, ( Israel, and
N mentre the prestatutes commande
observe to do it; that it may be well 18 And thou shalt do that which is with thee, and that ye may increase right and good in the sight of the mightily, as the Lord God of thy fa- Lord; that it may be well with thee, thers bath promised thee, in the land and that thou mayest go in and posthat floweth with milk and honey. sess the good land which the Lord
4 Hear, O Israel; The Lord our sware unto tby fathers, God is one Lord :
19 To cast out all tbine enemies 5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy from before thee, as the Lord hath God with all thine heart, and with spoken. all thy soul, and with all thy might. 20 And when thy son asketh thee
6. And these words, which I com- in time to come, saying, What mean mand thee this day, shall be in thine the testimonies, and the statutes, and beart;
the judgments, which the Lord our 7 And thou shalt teach them dili-God hath commanded you? gently unto thy children, and shalt 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy talk of them when thou sittest in son, We were Pharaoh's bond men in thine house, and when thou walkest | Egypt; and the Lord brought us out by the way, and when thou liest of Egypt with a mighty band; down, and when thou risest up. 22 And the Lord showed signs
8 And thou shalt bind them for a and wonders, great and sore, upon sign upon thine hand, and they shall Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all be as frontlets between thine eyes. his bousehold, before our eyes ;
9 And thou sbalt write them upon 23 And he brought us out from the posts of thy house, and on thy thence, that he might bring us in, to gates.
give us the land which he sware unto 10 And it shall be, when the Lord our fathers. thy God shall have brought thee into 24 And the Lord commanded us the land which be sware unto thy to do all these statutes, to fear the fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Lord our God, for our good always, Jacob, to give thee great and goodly that he might preserve us alive, as it cities, which thou buildedst not, is at this day.
11 And houses full of all good 25 And it shall be our righteousthings, which thou filledst not, and ness, if we observe to do all these wells digged, which thou diggedst commandments before the Lord our not, vineyards and olive-trees, which God, as he bath commanded us. thou plantedst pot; when thou shalt
CILAPTER VII. have eaten and be full;
All communim with the nutims forbidden.
HEN the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the thou goest to possess it, and bath cast house of bondage.
out many nations before thee, the 13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the God, and serve him, and shalt swear Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the by his name.
Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the 14 Ye shall not go after other gods, Jebusites, seven nations greater and of the gods of the people which are mightier than thou; round about you;
2 And when the Lord thy God 15 (For the Lord thy God is a jealshall deliver them before thee; tbou ous God among you :) lest the anger shalt smite them, and utterly destroy of the Lord thy God be kindled them; thou shalt make no covenant against thee, and destroy thee from with thein, nor show mercy unto off the face of the earth.
them : 16 Ye shall not tempt the Lord 3 Neither shalt thou make maryour God, as ye tempted bim in ringes with them; thy daughter thou Massah.
shalt not give unto his son, nor his 17 Ye shall diligently keep the com- daughter shalt thou take unto thy mandments of the Lord your God, son. and bis testimonies, and his statutes, 4 For they will turn away thy son wbich he hath commanded thee. from following me, that they may serve other gods; 80 will the anger from thee all sickness, and will put of the Lord be kindled against you, none of the evil diseases of Egypt, and destroy thee suddenly.
which thou knowest, upon thee; but · But thus shall ye deal with them; will lay them upon all ihem that hate yesball destroy their altars, and break thee. down their images, and cut down 16 And thou shalt consume all the their groves, and burn their graven people which the Lord thy God shall images with fire.
deliver thee; thine eye shall have no 6 For thou art a holy people unto pity upon them ; neither shalt thou the Lord thy God; the Lord thy God serve their gods; for that will be a hath chosen thee to be a special peo- spare unto thee. ple unto himself, above all people that 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, are upon the face of the earth. These nations are more than I ; how
7 The Lord did not set his love can I dispossess them? upon you, por choose you, because 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them; ve were more in number than any but shalt well remember what the people ; for ye were the fewest of all Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, and people;
unto all Egypt; 8 But because the Lord loved you, 19 The great temptations which and because he would keep the oath thine eyes saw, and the signs, and #bich he had sworn unto your fa- the wonders, and the mighty hand, thers, hath the Lord brought you out and the stretched-out arm, whereby with a mighty hand, and redeemed the Lord thy God brought thee out; you out of the house of bond men, 80 shall the Lord thy God do unto from the hand of Pharaoh king of all the people of whom thou art Egypt.
afraid. 9 know therefore that the Lord thy 20 Moreover the Lord thy God will Gud, he is God, the faithiul Gud, send the hornet among them, until which keepeth covenant and mercy they that are left, and hide themwith them that love him and keep selves from thee, be destroyed. bis commandments to a thousand ge- 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at Derations;
them; for the Lord thy God is 10 And repayeth them that hate
among you, a mighty God and tertim to their face, to destroy them; he rible. will not be clack to him that hateth 22 And the Lord thy God will put him, he will repay him to his face. out those nations before thee by little
11 Thou shalt therefore keep the and little; thou mayest not consume coumandments, and the statutes, and them at once, lest the beasts of the the juiginents, which I command field increase upon thee. thee this day, to do them.
23 But the Lord thy God shall de12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, liver them unto thee, and shall deif ye hearken to these judgments, stroy them with a nighty destruction, and keep and do them, tbat the Lord until they be destroyed. thy God shall keep unto thee the co- 24 And he shall deliver their kings venant and the mercy which he sware into thine hand, and thou sbalt deunto thy fathers;
stroy their name from under heaven; 13 And he will love thee, and bless there shall no man be able to stand thee, and inultiply thee; he will also before thee, until thou have destroyed bless the fruit of thy womb, and the them. fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy 25 The graven images of their gods wine, and thine oil, the increase of shall ye burn with fire; thou shalt thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, not desire the silver or gold that is in the land which he sware unto thy on them, nor take it unto thee, lest fathers to give thee.
thou be snared therein; for it is 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all an abomination to the Lord thy people; there shall not be male or fe- God. male barren among you, or among 26 Neither shalt thou bring an your cattle.
abomination into thine house, lest 15 And the Lord will take away thou be a cursed thing like it; but