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Before a wise, he shall not go out to war, 3 nei
22 And thou shalt remember that thoa
CHRIST, ther shall he be charged with any busi 1451. wast a bond-man in the land of Egypt: ness : but he shall be free at home one
therefore I command thee to do this year, and shall cheer his wife which he
thing hath taken.
3 Heb. not
CHAP XXV. 6 | No man shall take the nether or any thing 3 Stripes must not exceed forty. 4 The oz is
pa88 not to be muzzled. 5 of raising seed to e the upper millstone for a pledge: for he
him. brother. 11 Of the immodest woman. 13 OF taketh a man's life for a pledge.
unjust toeighis. 17 The memory of Amalek 7 1 If a man shall be found stealing < Lev. 13. 2.
is to be blotted out. any of his brethren of the children of & 14.2. Israel, and shall make merchandise of
and they come to judgment, that
Num. 12 him, or sell him; then that thief shall
10. the judges may judge them; then they die; and thou shalt remove evil from
shall justify the righteous, and condemn among you.
4 Heb. lend the wicked. 81 Take heed in the plague of lep
the loan of
2 And it shall be, if the wicked man
any thing rosy, that thou observe diligently, and do
be worthy to be beaten, that the judge according to all that the priests the Le
shall cause him to lie down, and to be vites shall teach you: as I commanded Lev. 19. 13. beaten before his face, according to his them, so ye shall observe to do.
fault, by a certain number. 9 Remember what the LORD thy God 5 Heb. 3 . Forty stripes he may give him, and did a to Miriam by the way, after that ye lifteth his not exceed: lest if he should exceed, and
soul to it. had come forth from Egypt.
beat him above these with many stripes, 10. When thou dost A lend thy broth
then thy brother should seem vile to thee. er any thing, thou shalt not go into his 2 Kings 14.
4 1. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox house to take his pledge:
2 Chr. 25. 4. when he i treadeth out the corn. 11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the Jer. 31. 29. 5 1 c If brethren shall dwell together, man to whom thou dost lend shall bring
and one of them shall die and have no
Ezek. 18. out the pledge abroad to thee:
child, the wife of the dead shall not mar12 And if the man is poor, thou shalt
ry without to a stranger: her a husband's not sleep with his pledge:
& Lev. 19. 9. brother shall go in to her, and take her 13 In any case Thou shalt deliver to & 23. 22. to him for a wise, and perform the duty him the pledge again when the sun go
of a husband's brother to her. eth down, that he may sleep in his own 6 Heb. 6 And it shall be, that the first-born raiment, and bless thee; and it shall be after thee. which she beareth, shall succeed in the righteousness to thee before the Lord
name of his brother who is dead, that his thy God.
name may not become extinct in Israel. 14 Thou shalt not oppress a hired
7 And if the man shall not like to take servant that is poor and needy, whether a 2 Cor. 11. his 3 brother's wife, then let his brother's he is of thy brethren, or of thy strangers 24. wife go up to the gate to the elders, and that are in thy land within thy gates :
say, 1 My husband's brother refuseth to 15 At his day · thou shalt give him o 1 Cor. 9. 9. raise up to his brother a name in Israel, his hire, neither shall the sun go down iTim. 5. 18. he will not perform the duty of my husupon it, for he is poor, and 5 setleth hls
band's brother. heart upon it: lest he should cry against
8 Then the elders of his city shall thee to the Lord, and it be sin to thee.
1 Heb. call him, and speak to him: and if he 16 The fathers shall not be put to thresheth. shall stand to it, and say, I like not to death for the children, neither shall the
take her, children be put to death for the fathers:
9 Then shall his brother's wife come every man shall be put to death for his Matt
. 22. 24. to him in the presence of the elders, and own sin.
Mark 12. 19. loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit 17 Thou shalt not pervert the judg- Luke 20.23. in his face, and shall answer and say, ment of the stranger, nor of the father
So shall it be done to that man that will less, nor take a widow's raiment for a 2 or, nert not build up his brother's house. pledge:
kinsman. 10 And his name shall be called in Is18 But thou shalt remember that thou
rael, The house of him that hath his wast a bond-man in Egypt, and the LORD 3.07, next shoe loosed.
kinsman's thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore
11 q When men strive together one I command thee to do this thing.
with another, and the wife of the one 19 4 : When thou cuttest down thy
draweth near to deliver her husband harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a
from the hand of him that smiteth him,
d Ruth 4. 7. sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again
and putteth forth her hand, and taketk to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger,
him by the secrets ; for the fatherless, and for the widow:
12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand,
Heb. that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thy hands.
a slone and thy eye shall not pity her.
134 Thou shalt not have in thy bag 20 When thou beatest thy olive-tree,
4 divers weights, a great and a small: thou shalt not go over the boughs again:
14 Thou shalt not have in thy house it shall be for the stranger, for the fa- 5 Heb. an 5 divers measures, a great and a small: therless, and for the widow.
ephah and 15 But thou shalt have a perfect and 21. When thou gatherest the grapes of an ephar. just weight, a perfect and just measure thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it 6 af
shalt thou have; that thy days may be terward: it shall be for the stranger, for
lengthened in the land which the LORD the fatherless, and for the widow.
Ithy God giveth thee.
Before 16 For all that do such things, and all
12 | When thou hast made an end of that do unrighteously, are an abomina 1451. tithing all the tithes of thy increase the tion to the LORD thy God.
third year, which is a the year of tithing, 17 9 • Remember what Amalek did
and hast given it to the Levite, the stranto thee by the way, when ye had come
ger, the fatherless, and the widow, that forth from Egypt;
they may eat within thy gates, and be 18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that
13 Then thou shalt say before the toere feeble behind thee, when thou vast
LORD thy God, I have brought away the faint and weary; and he feared not God.
hallowed things out of my house, and 19 Therefore it shall be, when the
also have given them to the Levite, and LORD thy God hath given thee rest from
to the stranger, to the fatherless, and to all thy enemies on all sides, in the land
the widow, according to all thy comwhich the LORD thy God giveth thee for
mandments which thou hast commanded an inheritance to possess it, that thou
me: I have not transgressed thy comshalt blot out the remembrance of Ama-le Ex. 17.8. mandments, neither have I forgotten lek from under heaven; thou shalt not
them : forget it.
14 I have not eaten of it in my mournCHAP. XXVI.
ing, neither have I taken away aught of 3 The confession of him that offereth the basket
it for any unclean use, nor given aught of first-fruits. 12 The prayer of him that
of it for the dead: but I have hearkened giretk his third year's tithes. 16 The cove.
to the voice of the LORD my God, and nant between God and the people.
have done according to all that thou hast ND it shall be, when thou hast come
15 6 Look down from thy holy habitaGod giveth thee for an inheritance, and
tion, from heaven, and bless thy people possessest it, and dwellest therein;
Israel, and the land which thou hast giv. 2 That thou shalt take of the first of
en us, as thou didst swear to our faall the fruit of the earth, which thou
thers, a land that floweth with milk and shalt bring of thy land that the Lord thy
honey. God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a
16°1 This day the LORD thy God hath basket, and shalt go to the place which
commanded thee to perform these statthe LORD thy God shall choose to place
utes and judgments: thou shalt therefore his name there.
keep and do them with all thy heart, and 3 And thou shalt go to the priest that
with all thy soul. shall be in those days, and say to him, I
17 Thon hast avouched the LORD this profess this day to the LORD thy God,
day to be thy God, and to walk in his that I have come to the country which
ways, and to keep his statutes, and his the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.
commandments, and his judgments, and 4 And the priest shall take the basket
to hearken to his voice: from thy hand, and set it down before
18 And the Lord hath avouched thee the altar of the LORD thy God.
this day to be his peculiar people, as 5 And thou shalt speak and say before a c. 14. 28. he hath promised thee, and that thou the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to
shouldst keep all his commandments; perish was my father, and he went down
19 And to make thee high above all to Egypt, and sojourned there with a
nations which he hath made, in praise, few, and became there a nation, great,
and in name, and in honor; and that mighty, and populous:
thou mayest be a holy people to the LORD 6 And the Egyptians ill-treated us,
thy God, as he hath spoken. and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard
CHAP. XXVII. bondage:
1 The people are commanded to write the law 7 And when we cried to the LORD God Is. 63. 13.
upon stones ; 5 and 10 build an altar of whole
siones. 11 The tribes divided on Gerizim of our fathers, the LORD heared our
and Ebal. 14 The curses pronounced on voice, and looked on our affiiction, and
mount Ebal. our labor, and our oppression:
ND Moses with the elders of Israel 8 And the Lord brought us out of
commanded the people, saying, Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an
Keep all the commandments which I out-stretched arm, and with great terri
command you this day. bleness, and with signs, and with won
2 And it shall be on the day a when ders;
ye shall pass over Jordan to the land 9 And he bath brought us into this c c. 7. 6. which the LORD thy God giveth thee, place, and hath given us this land, even
that thou shalt set thee up great stones, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
and plaster them with plaster: 10 And now, behold, I have brought
3 And thou shalt write upon them all the first-fruits of the land, which thou,
the words of this law, when thou hast O LORD, hast given me: and thou shali
passed over, that thou mayest enter in to set it before the LORD thy God, and wor
the land which the Lord thy God giveth ship before the LORD thy God:
thee, a land that floweth with milk and il And thou shalt rejoice in every
honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers good thing which the LORD thy God hath a Josh. 4. 1. Thath promised thee. given to thee, and to thy house, thou, and
4 Therefore it shall be when ye have the Levite, and the stranger that is
gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up among you.
Ithese stones, which I command you this
day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plas- CHRIST,
25 Cursed be he that taketh reward ter them with plaster.
to slay an innocent person: and all the 5. And there shalt thou build an altar
people shall say, Amen. to the LORD thy God, an altar of stones:
26 - Cursed be he that confirmeth not thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon
all the words of this law to do them: them.
and all the people shall say, Amen. 6 Thou shalt build the altar of the
CHAP. XXVIII. Lord thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer on it burnt-offerings to the
1 The blessings for obedience. 15 The curses LORD thy God.
b Ex. 20. 25. 7 And thou shalt offer peace-offerings, Josh. 8. 31. ND it shall come to pass, « if thou and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the Lord thy God.
of the Lord thy God, to observe and to 8 And thou shalt write upon the stones
do all his commandments which I comall the words of this law, very plainly.
mand thee this day; that the LORD thy 9 And Moses and the priests the
God will set thee on high above all naLevites spoke to all Israel, saying, Take
tions of the earth: heed and hearken, O Israel, this day thou 1 Heb. for a 2 And all these blessings shall come art become the people of the Lord thy
on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt God.
hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God. 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice
3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and of the LORD thy God, and do his com
blessed shalt thou be in the field. mandments and his statutes which I com
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, mand thee this day.
and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit 11 q And Moses charged the people Dan. 9. 11. of thy cattle, the increase of thy cattle, the same day, saying,
and the flocks of thy sheep. 12 These shall stand upon mount Ge
5 Blessed shall
be thy basket and thy rizim to bless the people, when ye have come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi,
6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comand Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph,
est in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou and Benjamin:
goest out. 13 And these shall stand upon mount
7 The Lord shall cause thy enemies Ebal i to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Ash
that rise up against thee to be smitten beer, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali
fore thy face: they shall come out against 14 | And c the Levites shall speak,
thee one way, and flee before thee seven
d Ezek. 22. and say to all the men of Israel with a
ways. loud voice,
8 The LORD shall command the bless15 Cursed be the man that maketh
ing upon thee in thy 2 store-houses, and any graven or molten image, an abomi
in all that thou settest thy hand to: and nation to the Lord, the work of the
he shall bless thee in the land which the hands of the artificer, and putteth it in • Gal. 3. 10. Lord thy God giveth thee. a secret place: and all the people shall
9 The Lord shall establish thee a holy answer, and say Amen.
people to himself, as he hath sworn to 16 Cursed be he that setteth light by a Lev. 26. 3. Tihee, if thou shalt keep the commandhis father or his mother: and all the peo
ments of the LORD thy God, and walk in ple shall say, Amen. 17 Cursed be he that removeth his
10 And all the people of the earth shall neighbor's land-mark: and all the people
see that thou art called by the name of shall say, Amen.
the LORD; and they shall be afraid of 18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind
or, dough, thee. to wander out of the way: and all the
11 And o the LORD shall make thee to people shall say, Amen.
troughs. abound 3 in goods, in the fruit of thy 19 Cursed be he that perverteth the
4 body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and judgment of the stranger, fatherless,
in the fruit of thy ground, in the land and widow: and all the people shall say, 2 or, barns. which the Lord swore to thy fathers to Amen.
give thee. 20 Cursed be he that lieth with his fa
12 The Lord shall open to thee his ther's wife; because he uncovereth his 6c. 30. 9. &c. good treasure, the heaven to give rain to father's skirt: and all the people shall
thy land in its season, and to bless all the
work of thy hand: and thou shalt lend 21 Cursed be he that lieth with any 3 or, for to many nations, and thou shalt not bormanner of beast: and all the people good. shall say, Amen.
13 And the LORD shall make thee the 22 Cursed be he that lieth with his
head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be şister, the daughter of his father, or the Heb. belly. above only, and thou shalt not be bedaughter of his mother: and all the peo
neath; if thou shalt hearken to the comple shall say, Amen.
mandments of the LORD thy God, which 23 Cursed be he that lieth with his
I command thee this day, to observe and mother-in-law: and all the people shall
to do them: say, Amen.
14 And thou shalt not go aside from 24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neigh
any of the words which I command thee bor secretly: and all the people shall say, "c. 15. 6. this day, to the right hand or to the left, Amen.
to go after other gods to serve them.
9 Heb. pro
use it as
15 © But it shall come to pass, d if thou CHRIST, mies, and thou shalt have none to rescue wilt not hearken to the voice of the LORD
them. thy God, to observe to do all his com
32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall mandments and his statutes which I
be given to another people, and thy eyes command thee this day; that all these
shall look, and fail with longing for them curses shall come upon thee, and over-Lev. 26. 14. all the day long: and there shall be no take thee:
Mal. 2. 2. might in thy hand. 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and
33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy cursed shalt thou be in the field.
5 Heb. which labors, shall be eaten by a nation which 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy thou thou knowest not: and thou shalt be only store.
oppressed and crushed always:
do. 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body,
34 So that thou shalt be mad for the and the fruit of thy land, the increase of Lev. 26. 16. sight of thy eyes which thou shalt see. thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
35 The LORD shall smite thee in the 19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou
knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when bor, drouth. that cannot be healed, from the sole of thou goest out.
thy foot to the top of thy head. 20 The Lord shall send upon thee 1 Heb. for a 36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that removing. king which thou shalt set over thee, to a thou s undertakest to perform, until thou
nation which neither thou nor thy fashalt be destroyed, and until thou shalt
8 or, fright
thers have known; and there shalt thou perish quickly; because of the wicked
serve other gods, wood and stone. ness of thy doings by which thou hast
37 And thou shalt becomes an asforsaken me.
lonishment, a proverb, and a by-word, 21 The Lord shall make the pesti-. c. 20. 6.
among all nations whither the LORD shall lence cleave to thee, until he shall have
lead thee. consumed thee from off the land, whither fane, or, 38 a Thou shalt carry much seed into thou goest to possess it.
the field, and shalt gather but little: for 22 The Lord shall smite thee with a
the locust shall consume it.' consumption, and with a fever, and with meal.
39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and an iniammation, and with an extreme
dress them, but shalt neither drink of the burning, and with the 6 sword, and with wonde betale wine, nor gather the grapes : for the blasting, and with mildew: and they to thee. worm shall eat them. shall pursue thee until thou dost perish.
40 Thou shalt have olive-trees through23 And thy heaven that is over thy
out all thy coasts, but thou shalt not head shall be brass, and the earth that is
anoint thyself with the oil : for thy olive under thee shall be iron.
shall cast its fruit. 24 The LORD shall make the rain of
41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughthy land powder and dust: from heaven
ters, but i thou shalt not enjoy them: for shall it come down upon thee, until thou
they shall go into captivity.
51 Kings 9.7. art destroyed.
42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land 25 The LORD shall cause thee to be & 25.-9. shall the locust 12 consume. smitten before thy enemies: thou shalt
43 The stranger that is within thee go out one way against them, and flee
shall rise above thee very high; and seven ways before them; and shalt be
thou shalt come down very low. 7 removed into all the kingdoms of the
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou earth.
shalt not lend to him: he shall be the 26 And thy carcass shall be food to all
head, and thou shalt be the tail. fowls of the air, and is the beasts of the A Mic. 6. 15. 45 Moreover, all these curses shall earth, and no man shall drive s them Hag. 1. 6.
come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, away.
and overtake thee, till thou art destroy27 The LORD will smite thee with the
ed: because thou hearkenedst not to the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods,
voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his and with the scab, and with the itch, of
commandments and his statutes which which thou canst not be healed.
he commanded thee: 28 The LORD shall smite thee with 11 Heb. they 46 And they shall be upon thee for a madness, and blindness, and astonish- shall not be sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed ment of heart:
for ever. 29 And thou shalt grope at noon-day,
47 Because thou didst not serve the as the blind gropeth in darkness, and
Lord thy God with joyfulness and with thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and
gladness of heart, for the abundance of thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled
all things : evermore, and no man shall save thee.
48 Therefore shalt thou serve thy en30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and an
emies which the Lord shall send against
12 or, pos. other man shall lie with her: thou shalt
thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nabuild a house, and thou shalt not dwell in
kedness, and in want of all things: and it: , thou shalt plant a vineyard, and
he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, shalt not o gather the grapes of it.
until he hath destroyed thee. 31 Thy ox shall be slain before thy
49 The Lord shall bring a nation eyes, and thou shalt not eat of it: thy ass
against thee from far, from the end of shall be violently taken away from before
the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth, a thy face, and w shall not be restored to 13 Heb. hear. nation whose language thou shalt not thee: thy sheep shall be given to thy ene
Jer. 24. 9.
Before 50 A nation 14 of fierce countenance,
will rejoice over you to destroy you, and which shall not regard the person of the 1451. to bring you to naught; and ye shall be old, nor show favor to the young:
plucked from off the land whither thou 51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy
goest to possess it. cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until
64 And the Lord shall scatter thee thou art destroyed: which also shall not
among all people from the one end of the leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the 14 Heb. earth even to the other; and there thou increase of thy cattle, or flocks of thy strong of shalt serve other gods, which neither
face. sheep, until he hath destroyed thee.
thou nor thy fathers have known, even 52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy
wood and stone. gates, until thy high and fortified walls
i Lev. 26. 29.
65 And among these nations shalt thou come down, in which thou didst trust, * 2 Kings 6. find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy throughout all thy land; and he shall 29. foot have rest: but the LORD shall give besiege thee in all thy gates throughout Lam. 4. 10. thee there a trembling heart, and failing all thy land which the LORD thy God
of eyes, and sorrow of mind: hath given thee.
66 And thy life shall hang in doubt 53 And i thou shalt eat the fruit of 15 Heb. before thee; and thou shalt fear day and thy own 15 body, the flesh of thy sons and belly. night, and shalt have no assurance of thy of thy daughters which the LORD thy God
life: hath given thee, in the siege and in the
67 In the morning thou shalt say, O straitness with which thy enemies shall 16 Heb. that it were evening, and at evening thou distress thee :
after-birth. shalt say, O that it were morning! for 54 So that the man that is tender
the fear of thy heart with which thou among you, and very delicate, his eye 17 Heb. shalt fear, and for the sight of thy eyes shall be evil towards his brother, and to
which thou shalt see. wards the wife of his bosom, and towards ascend. 68 And the Lord shall bring thee into the remnant of his children whom he
Egypt again with ships, by the way of shall leave:
which I have said to thee, Thou shalt see 55 So that he will not give to any of
it no more again: and there ye shall be them of the flesh of his children whom k c. 10. 22. sold to your enemies for bond-men and he shall eat: because he hath nothing
bond-women, and no man shall buy you. left him in the siege and in the strait
CHAP. XXIX. ness with which thy enemies shall dis
2 Moses eshorteth them to obedience, by the tress thee in all thy gates.
memory of the works they have seen. 10 All 56 The tender and delicate woman
are presented before the Lord to enter into
his covenant. 20 The great wrath on him among you, who would not venture to
that flatterelh himself in his wickedness. 29 set the sole of her foot upon the ground
Secret things belong to God. for delicateness and tenderness, her eye
THESE are the words of the coveshall be evil towards the husband of her
nant which the LORD commanded bosom, and towards her son, and to
Moses to make with the children of Iswards her daughter,
rael in the land of Moab, besides the cor57 And towards her 16 young one, her
enant which he made with them in Ho own offspring, and towards her children
reb. which she shall bear: for she shall eat
21 And Moses called to all Israel, and them for want of all things secretly in the
said to them, a Ye have seen all that the siege and straitness with which thy ene
Lord did before your eyes in the land of my shall distress thee in thy gates.
Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his ser58 If thou wilt not observe to do all
vants, and to all his land; the words of this law that are written in
3 The great temptations which thy this book, that thou mayest fear this glo
eyes have seen, the signs, and those great rious and fearful name, THE LORD
miracles : THY GOD;
a Ex. 19. 4. 4 Yet the Lord hath not given you a 59 Then ihe Lord will make thy
heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and plagues wonderful, and the plagues of
ears to hear, to this day. thy seed, even great plagues, and of long
And I have led you forty years in continuance, and severe sicknesses, and
the wilderness: your clothes have not of long continuance.
become old upon you, and thy shoe hath 60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee
not become old upon thy foot. all the diseases of Egypt, of which thou
6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither wast afraid; and they shall cleave to
have ye drank wine or strong drink: that thee.
ye might know that I am the LORD your 61 Also every sickness, and every
God. plague which is not written in the book
7 And when ye came to this place, Siof this law, them will the LORD 17 bring
hon the king of Heshbon, and Og the upon thee, until thou art destroyed.
king of Bashan, came out against us to 62 And ye shall be left few in num
baule, and we smote them: ber, whereas ye were k as the stars of
8 And we took their land, and gave it heaven for multitude; because thou
for an inheritance to the Reubenites, and wouldst not obey the voice of the LORD
to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of thy God.
6 c. 4.6.
Manasseh. 63 And it shall come to pass, that as Josh. 1. 7. 9 6 Keep therefore the words of this the Lord rejoiced over you to do you 1 Kings 2.3. covenant, and do them, that ye may good, and to multiply you; so the LORD
prosper in all that ye do.