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Before CHRIST

1491.

Before CHRIST

1491.

|| Or, feast.

b Deut. 16.
19.
Ecclus. 20.29.
+ Heb, the
seeing.

26.

21.

c Lev. 25. 3.

|| Or, olive trees.

thee.

1 Chap. 33. 2.

Divers laws and ordinances.
CHAP. XXIII.

An Angel promised.
slay thou not : for I will not justify 18 Thou shalt not offer the blood
the wicked.

of my sacrifice with leavened bread; 8. And b thou shalt take no gift: neither shall the fat of my || sacrifice for the gift blindeth + the wise, and remain until the morning. perverteth the words of the righteous. 19 h The first of the firstfruits of h Chap. 34.

9 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a thy land thou shalt bring into the + Heb. soul. stranger: for ye know the theart of house of the Lord thy God. i Thou i Deut. 14.

a stranger, seeing ye were strangers shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's
in the land of Egypt.

milk.
10 And six years thou shalt sow 20 q Behold, I send an Angel k Cliap. 33. 2.
thy land, and shalt gather in the before thee, to keep thee in the way,
fruits thereof:

and to bring thee into the place which
11 But the seventh year thou I have prepared.
shalt let it rest and lie still ; that the 21 Beware of him, and obey his
poor of thy people may eat: and what voice, provoke him not; for he will
they leave the beasts of the field shall not pardon your transgressions: for
eat. In like manner thou shalt deal my name is in him.
with thy vineyard, and with thy 22 But if thou shalt indeed obey
|| oliveyard.

his voice, and do all that I speak; 12 á Six days thou shalt do thy then I will be an enemy unto thine d Chap. 20.8. Deut. 13.3. work, and on the seventh day thou enemies, and an || adversary unto the cit I will shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass thine adversaries.

that afilici may rest, and the son of thy hand- 23 1 For mine Angel shall

go

be-
maid, and the stranger, may be re-fore thee, and mbring thee in unto the m Josh. 24.
freshed.

Amorites, and the Hittites, and the
13 And in all things that I have Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the
said unto you be circumspect: and Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I
make no mention of the name of other will cut them off.
gods, neither let it be heard out of thy 24 Thou shalt not bow down to
mouth.

their gods, nor serve them, nor do
14 9 Three times thou shalt keep after their works : but thou shalt n Deut. 7. 25.
a feast unto me in the

year.

utterly overthrow them, and quite
15 € Thou shalt keep the feast of break down their images.
unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat 25 And ye shall serve the Lord
unleavened bread seven days, as I your God, and he shall bless thy
commanded thee, in the time ap- bread, and thy water; and I will take
pointed of the month Abib; for in it sickness away from the midst of thee.

thou camest out from Egypt: 8 and 26 q .There shall nothing cast o Deut. 7. 14. Ecclus. 35. 4. none shall appear before me empty :) their young, nor be barren, in thy

16 And the feast of harvest, the land : the number of thy days I will
firstfruits of thy labours, which thou fulfil.
hast sown in thy field : and the feast 27 I will send

my

fear before thee, of ingathering, which is in the end of and will destroy all the people to the year, when thou hast gathered in whom thou shalt come, and I will thy labours out of the field.

make all thine enemies turn their 17 Three times in a year all thy + backs unto thee. males shall appear before the LORD 28 And P I will send hornets be- p Josh. 24. God.

fore thee, which shall drive out the sentence of death upon them, or condemn them. Bp. who used to boil a kid in its mother's milk, and sprinkle Patrick.

it on their fields and trees, in order to make them fruit9. -ye know the heart of a stranger,] Ye have felt ful. Pyle. what a distressed condition that of a stranger is; how 20. - an Angel] Called at verse 23, “ Mine Angel.” friendless and helpless. Bp. Patrick.

See chap. xiv. 19. 13. — make no mention of the name of other gods,] 21. my name is in him.] He acts by my authority With any reverence, or any approbation, by appealing and power. Bp. Patrick. My power and divinity is in to them, or vowing by their names. It was not un Him. Bp. Hall. John x. 38. lawful merely to mention the names of other gods in The name of God signifies his essence,

Exod, üïi13, ordinary conversation. Bps. Patrick and Kidder.

And sometimes his word, says Maimonides; and 19. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.] is applicable to the Messiah in both these senses. Bp. This precept has respect to an idolatrous custom of the Kidder. heathens of those days, cruel as well as superstitious, 28.--I will send hornets before thee, &c.] See the VOL. I.

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e Deut. 16. 16.

f Chap. 13. 3. & 34. 18.

g Deut. 16. 16.

+ Heb. neck.

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Before CHRIST

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Moses is called up

EXODUS.

into the mountain, where Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hit- people all the words of the LORD, tite, from before thee.

and all the judgments : and all the 29 I will not drive them out from people answered with one voice, and before thee in one year ; lest the land said, a All the words which the LORD a Chap. 19. become desolate, and the beast of the hath said will we do. field multiply against thee.

4 And Moses wrote all the words
30 By little and little I will drive of the LORD, and rose up early in
them out from before thee, until thou the morning, and builded an altar
be increased, and inherit the land. under the hill, and twelve pillars, ac-

31 And I will set thy bounds from cording to the twelve tribes of Israel.
the Red sea even unto the sea of the 5 And he sent young men of the
Philistines, and from the desert unto children of Israel, which offered burnt
the river: for I will deliver the in- offerings, and sacrificed peace offer-
habitants of the land into your hand; ings of oxen unto the Lord.
and thou shalt drive them out before 6 And Moses took half of the blood,
thee.

and put it in basons; and half of the
32 a Thou shalt make no covenant blood he sprinkled on the altar.
with them, nor with their gods.

7 And he took the book of the
33 They shall not dwell in thy covenant, and read in the audience of

land, lest they make thee sin against the people: and they said, “ All that b Ver. 3. 1 Deut. 7. 16. me : for if thou serve their gods, 'it the Lord hath said will we do, and Josh, 23. 1.3. will surely be a snare unto thee. be obedient.

8 And Moses took the blood, and CHAP. XXIV.

sprinkled it on the people, and said,
1 Moses is called up into the mountain. 3 The Behold the blood of the covenant, c 1 Pet. 1. 2.
people promise obedience. 4 Moses buildeth which the Lord hath made with

you
an altar, and twelve pillars. 6 He sprinkleth concerning all these words.
the blood of the covenant. 9 The glory of
God appeareth. 14 Aaron and Hur have the

9 ( Then went up Moses, and
charge of the people. 15 Moses goeth into Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, andseventy
the mountain, where he continueth forty days of the elders of Israel :
and forty nights.

10 And they saw the God of Israel:

q Chap. 34.
15.
Deut. 7. 2.

Hebr. 9. 20.

up unto the LORD, thou, and a paved work of a sapphire stone, and
Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and as it were the body of heaven in his
seventy of the elders of Israel; and clearness.
worship ye afar off.

11 And upon the nobles of the
2 And Moses alone shall come children of Israel he laid not his
near the Lord: but they shall not hand: also they saw God, and did
come nigh; neither shall the people eat and drink.
go up with him.

12 9 And the LORD said unto
3 | And Moses came and told the Moses, Come up to me into the

saw no manner

accomplishment of this promise in Josh. xxiv. 12, 13, you is signified to be confirmed. Bp. Hall. This was a with the note upon it.

figure of the blood of Christ, Matt. xxvi. 28. Bp. KidÆlian gives a history of the Phasaelites, driven from der. their country by wasps. These people inhabited the 10. And they saw the God of Israel :] The visible mountains of Solymæ, and were originally of Phenicia, glory of God, the symbols of his Majesty and Presence, that is, descendants of the Canaanites ; and very pro- appearing with more splendour and brightness than bably were some of those very people, who were expelled ever before. Dr. Wells, Pyle. their country by those wasps or hornets which were under his feet] Under the lower part of this sent to precede the army of Israel. Script. illust. glorious light. There was no bodily form; for it is ex

31. - I will set thy bounds &c.] See Gen. xv. 18, pressly said at Deut. iv. 15, that they and Numb. xxxiv. The sea of the Philistines” is the of similitude.” Thus the Divine Majesty is sometimes Mediterranean sea, on which the Philistines bordered : said to have a footstool, though it have no human shape. “the desert,” the desert of Arabia, or Shur, Exod. xv. Bp. Patrick. 22, near Egypt; and “the river,” the Euphrates.

a paved work of a sapphire stone,] A pavement

very bright and glistering. Bp. Patrick. Chap. XXIV. ver. 4. an altar —and twelve pillars,] the body of heaven] Ås clear as the purest and The former to represent God in this covenant, which serenest sky, when it is all spangled with stars. Bp. follows; the latter, to represent the twelve tribes of Is- Patrick. rael. Bp. Patrick.

11.- also they saw God, &c.] They saw God in 8,

Behold the blood of the covenant,] Behold that these signs of his manifestation, and yet lived in health blood, by which the covenant made between God and and soundness of body. Bp. Hall.

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