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Would to God we had died by the hand of the||dressed, dress them: and whatsoever shall re Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat over the main, lay it up until the morning, fleshpots, and ate bread to the full: why have you 24 And they did so as Moses had commanded: brought us into this desert, that you might destroy and it did not putrify, neither was there worm all the multitude with famine? found in it.

4 And the Lord said to Moses: Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you: let the people go forth, and gather what is sufficient for every day; that I may prove them whether they will walk in my law, or no.

25 And Moses said: Eat it to-day, because it is the sabbath of the Lord: to-day it shall not be found in the field.

26 Gather it six days: but on the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord; therefore it shall not be found.

5 But the sixth day let them provide for to bring in: and let it be double to that they were wont to gather every day.

6 And Moses and Aaron said to the children of Israel: In the evening you shall know that the Lord hath brought you forth out of the land of Egypt:

7 And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord: for he hath heard your murmuring against the Lord: but as for us, what are we, that you mutter against us?

8 And Moses said: In the evening the Lord will give you flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full: for he hath heard your murmurings, with which you have murmured against him: for what are we? your murmuring is not against us, but against the Lord.

9 Moses also said to Aaron: Say to the whole congregation of the children of Israel: Come before the Lord: for he hath heard your murmuring.

27 And the seventh day came: and some of the people going forth to gather, found none.

28 And the Lord said to Moses: How long will you refuse to keep my commandments, and my law?

29 See that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, and for this reason on the sixth day he giveth you a double provision; let each man stay at home, and let none go forth out of his place the seventh day.

30 And the people kept the sabbath on the seventh day.

31 And the house of Israel called the name the name thereof Manna:* and it was like coriander seed white, and the taste thereof like to flour with honey.

32 And Moses said: This is the word, which the Lord hath commanded: Fill a gomor of it, and let it be kept unto generations to come hereafter: that they may know the bread, wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, when you were brought forth out of the land of Egypt.

33 And Moses said to Aaron: Take a vessel, and put Manna into it, as much as a gomor can hold: and lay it up before the Lord to keep unto your generations,


34 As the Lord commanded Moses. Aaron put it in the tabernacle to be kept.

35 And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, till they came to a habitable land: with this meat were they fed, until they reached the borders of the land of Chanaan.

10 And when Aaron spoke to all the assembly of the children of Israel, they looked towards the wilderness: and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in a cloud.

11 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 12 I have heard the murmuring of the children of Israel: say to them: In the evening you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread: and you shall know that I am the Lord your God.

13 Šo it came to pass in the evening, that quails coming up, cov red the camp: and in the morning a dew lay round about the camp.

14 And when it had covered the face of the earth, it appeared in the wilderness small, and as it were beaten with a pestle, like unto the hoarfrost on the ground.

15 And when the children of Israel saw it, said one to another: Manhu! which fieth: What is this! for they knew not what it was. And Moses said to them: This is the bread, which the Lord hath given you to eat.

16 This is the word, that the Lord hath commanded: Let every one gather of it as much as is enough to eat: a gomor for every man, accord-us ing to the number of your souls that dwell in a tent, so shall you take of it.

17 And the children of Israel did so: and they gathered, one more, another less.

36 Now a gomor is the tenth part of an ephi. CHAP. XVII.


The people murmur again for want of drink: the Lord giveth them water out of a rock. Moses lifting up his hand in prayer, Amelec is overof Israel setting forward from the desert of Sitt, by their mansions, according to the word of the Lord, encamped in Raphidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.

all the multitude of

2 And they chode with Moses, and said: Give water, that we may drink. And Moses answered them: Why chide you with me? Wherefore do you tempt the Lord?

3 So the people were thirsty there for want of water, and murmured against Moses, saying: Why didst thou make us go forth out of Egypt, to kill us, and our children, and our beasts, with thirst?

18 And they measured by the measure of a gomor: neither had he more that had gathered more: nor did he find less that had provided less: but every one had gathered, according to what they were able to eat.

19 And Moses said to them: Let no man leave thereof till the morning.

20 And they hearkened not to him; but some of them left until the morning: and it began to be full of worms, and it putrified: and Moses was angry with them.

21 Now every one of them gathered in the morning, as much as might suffice to eat: and after the sun grew hot, it melted.

22 But on the sixth day they gathered twice as much, that is, two gomors every man: and all the rulers of the multitude came, and told Moses.

*Manna. This miraculous food, with which the children of Israel were nourished and supported during their sojourning in the wilderness, was a figure of the bread of life, which we receive in the blessed sacrament, for the food and nourishment of our souls, during the time of our mortal pilgrimage, till we come to our eternal home, the

23 And he said to them: This is what the Lord hath spoken: To-morrow is the rest of the sab- true land of promise; where we shall keep an bath sanctified to the Lord. Whatsoever work everlasting sabbath, and have no further need of is to be done, do it: and the meats that are to be sacraments.

4 And Moses cried to the Lord, saying: What shall I do to this people? Yet a little more and they will stone me.

5 And the Lord said to Moses: Go before the people, and take with thee of the ancients of Israel: and take in thy hand the rod wherewith thou didst strike the river, and go.

Behold, I will stand there before thee, upon the rock Horeb: and thou shalt strike the rock, and water shall come out of it that the people may drink. Moses did so before the ancients of Israel:

12 So Jethro the kinsman of Moses offered holocausts and sacrifices to God: and Aaron and all the ancients of Israel came, to eat bread with him before God.

13 And the next day Moses sat to judge the 7 And he called the name of that place Temp-"people, who stood by Moses from morning until tation, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and for that they tempted the Lord, saying: Is the Lord amongst us or not?

8 And Amalec came, and fought against Israel in Raphidim.

9 And Moses said to Josue: Choose out men;" till night?

and go out and fight against Amalec: to-morrow 15 And Moses answered him: The people come I will stand on the top of the hill having the to me to seek the judgment of God. rod of God in my hand."

10 Josue did as Moses had spoken; and he fought against Amalec: but Moses and Aaron and Hur went up upon the top of the hill.

16 And when any controversy falleth out among them, they come to me to judge between them, and to show the precepts of God, and his laws.

II And when Moses lifted up his hands,t Israel overcame: but if he let them down a little, Amalec overcame.

12 And Moses's hands were heavy: so they took a stone, and put under him; and he sat on it: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands on both sides. And it came to pass that his hands were not weary until sun-set.

13 And Josue put Amalec and his people to flight, by the edge of the sword.

14 And the Lord said to Moses: Write this for a memorial in a book, and deliver it to the ears of Josue: for I will destroy the memory of Amalec from under heaven.

15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name thereof, The Lord my exaltation, saying: 16 Because the hand of the throne of the Lord, and the war of the Lord, shall be against Amalec, from generation to generation. CHAP. XVIII.

Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife and children:
His counsel.

ND when Jethro the priest of Madian, the

that God had done to Moses, and to Israel his people, and that the Lord had brought forth Israel out of Egypt:

2 He took Sephora the wife of Moses whom he had sent back,

3 And her two sons, of whom, one was called Gersam, his father, saying: I have been a stranger in a foreign country;

4 And the other Eliezer: For the God of my father, said he, is my helper, and hath delivered me from the sword of Pharao.

5 And Jethro the kinsman of Moses came with his sons, and his wife to Moses into the desert, where he was camped by the mountain of God.

6 And he sent word to Moses, saying: I Jethro thy kinsman come to thee, and thy wife, and thy two sons with her.

1 And he went out to meet his kinsman, and worshipped and kissed him: and they saluted one another with words of peace. And when he was come into the tent,

8 Moses told his kinsman all that the Lord had done to Pharao and the Egyptians, in favour of Israel; and all the labour which had befallen them in the journey, and that the Lord had delivered them.

9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good things that the Lord had done to Israel, because he had delivered them out of the hands of the Egyptians. 10 And he said: Blessed is the Lord, who hath delivered his people out of the hand of Egypt.

11 Now I know, that the Lord is great above all gods: because they dealt proudly against them.

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14 And when his kinsman had seen all things that he did among the people, he said: What is it that thou doest among the people? Why sittest thou alone, and all the people wait from morning

17 But he said: The thing thou doest is not good.

18 Thou art spent with foolish labour, both thou, and this people that is with thee: the business is above thy strength; thou alone canst not bear it.

19 But hear my words and counsels; and God shall be with thee. Be thou to the people in those things that pertain to God, to bring their words to him:

20 And to show the people the ceremonies and the manner of worshipping, and the way wherein they ought to walk, and the work that they ought to do.

21 And provide out of all the people, able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens,

22 Who may judge the people at all times: and when any great matter soever shall fall out, let them refer it to thee; and let them judge the lesser matters only: that so it may be lighter for thee, the burden being shared out unto others.

23 If thou doest this, thou shalt fulfil the commandment of God, and shall be able to bear his precepts, return to


places with peace.

24 And when Moses heard this, he did all things that he had suggested unto him.

25 And choosing able men out of all Israel, he appointed them rulers of the people, rulers over thousands, and over hundreds, and over fifties, and over tens,

26 And they judged the people at all times: and whatsoever was of greater difficulty they referred to him, and they judged the easier cases only.

27 And he let his kinsman depart: and he returned and went into his own country.

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" and a holy nation. These are the words thou shalt speak to the children of Israel.

7 Moses came: and calling together the elders of the people, he declared all the words which the Lord had commanded.

8 And all the people answered together: All that the Lord hath spoken, we will do. And when Moses had related the people's words to the Lord,

9 The Lord said to him: Lo, now will I come to thee in the darkness of a cloud, that the people may hear me speaking to thee, and may believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.

10 And he said to him: Go to the people, and sanctify them to day, and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments.

11 And let them be ready against the third day: for on the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

12 And thou shalt appoint certain limits to the people round about, and thou shalt say to them: Take heed ye go not up into the mount, and that ye touch not the borders thereof: every one that toucheth the mount, dying he shall die.

13 No hands shall touch him; but he shall be stoned to death, or shall be shot through with arrows: whether it be beast, or man, he shall not live. When the trumpet shall begin to sound, then let them go up into the mount.

14 And Moses came down from the mount to the people, and sanctified them. And when they had washed their garments,

15 He said to them: Be ready against the third day, and come not near your wives,

16 And now the third day was come, and the morning appeared: and behold, thunders began to be heard, and lightning to flash, and a very thick cloud to cover the mount, and the noise of the trumpet sounded exceeding loud: and the people that was in the camp, feared.

17 And when Moses had brought them forth to meet God from the place of the camp, they stood at the bottom of the mount.

18 And all mount Sinai was on a smoke: because the Lord was come down upon it in fire, and the smoke arose from it as out of a furnace: and all the mount was terrible.

19 And the sound of the trumpet grew by degrees louder and louder, and was drawn out to a greater length: Moses spoke, and God answered him.

20 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, in the very top of the mount; and he called Moses unto the top thereof. And when he was gone up thither,

21 He said unto him: Go down, and charge the people; lest they should have a mind to pass the limits to see the Lord, and a very great multitude of them should perish.

22 The priests also that come to the Lord, let them be sanctified, lest he strike them.

23 And Moses said to the Lord: The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou didst charge, and command, saying: Set limits about the mount, and sanctify it.

24 And the Lord said to him: Go, get thee down: and thou shalt come up, thou and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people pass the limits, nor come up to the Lord, lest he kill them.

25 And Moses went down to the people and told them all.

The ten commandments.

AND the Lord spoke all these words:

2 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth.

5 Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me:

6 And showing mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain.

8 Remember that thou keep holy the sabbath


9 Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works.

10 But on the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work on it, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy beast, nor the stranger that is within thy gates.

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother, that thou mayst be long-lived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house: neither shalt thou desire his wife, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

18 And all the people saw the voices, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mount smoking: and being terrified and struck with fear, they stood afar off,

19 Saying to Moses: Speak thou to us, and we will hear: let not the Lord speak to us, lest we die.

20 And Moses said to the people: Fear not; for God is come to prove you, and that the dread of him might be in you, and you should not sin.

21 And the people stood afar off. But Moses went to the dark cloud wherein God was.

22 And the Lord said to Moses: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: You have seen that I have spoken to you from heaven.

23 You shall not make gods of silver, nor shall you make to yourselves gods of gold.

24 You shall make an altar of earth unto me, and you shall offer upon it your holocausts and peace-offerings, your sheep and oxen, in every place where the memory of my name shall be: I will come to thee, and will bless thee.

25 And if thou make an altar of stone unto me, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones: for if thou lift up a tool upon it, it shall be defiled.

26 Thou shalt not go up by steps unto my altar, lest thy nakedness be discovered.

*A graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing, &c. All such images or likenesses, are forbidden by this commandment, as are made to be adored and served; according to that which immediately follows, thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them. That is, all such as are designed for idols or image gods, or are worshipped with divine honour. But otherwise images, pictures, or representations, even in the house of God, and in the very sanctu ary, so far from being forbidden, are expressly authorized by the word of God. See Erodus xxv. 15. &c. chap. xxxviii, 7. Numbers xxi. 8,9. 1 Chronic. xxviii. 18, 19. 2 Chronic. iii. 10.


Laws relating to justice.

THESE are the j
THESE are the judgments which thou shalt

2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years shall be serve thee: in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

3 With what raiment he came in, with the like let him go out: if having a wife, his wife also shall and he shall kill a man or a woman; then the ox go out with him. shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.

4 But if his master gave him a wife, and she hath borne sons and daughters; the woman and her children shall be her master's: but he himself shall go out with his raiment.

5 And if the servant shall say: I love my master and my wife and children, I will not go out free:

6 His master shall bring him to the gods,* and he shall be set to the door and the posts; and he shall bore his ear through with an awl: and he shall be his servant for ever.

7 If any man sell his daughter to be a servant, she shall not go out as bond-women are wont to go out.

35 If one man's ox gore another man's ox, and

8 If she displease the eyes of her master to he die; they shall sell the live ox, and shall divide whom she was delivered, he shall let her go: but the price, and the carcass of that which died they he shall have no power to sell her to a foreign na- shall part between them: tion, if he despise her.

9 But if he have betrothed her to his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. 10 And if he take another wife for him, he shall provide her a marriage, and raiment: neither shall he refuse the price of her chastity.

36 But if he knew that his ox was wont to push yesterday and the day before, and his master did not keep him in; he shall pay ox for ox, and shall take the whole carcass.

11 If he do not these three things, she shall go out free without money.

12 He that striketh a man with a will to kill him, shall be put to death.

13 But he that did not lie in wait for him, but God delivered him into his hands; I will appoint thee a place to which he must flee.

14 If a man kill his neighbour on set purpose, and by lying in wait for him; thou shalt take him away from my altar, that he may die.

15 He that striketh his father or mother, shall be put to death.

16 He that shall steal a man, and sell him, being convicted of the guilt, shall be put to death. 17 He that curseth his father, or mother, shall die the death.

22 If men quarrel, and one strike a woman with child, and she miscarry indeed, but live herself; he shall be answerable for so much damage as the woman's husband shall require, and as arbi

ters shall award.

27 Also if he strike out a tooth of his man-servant, or maid-servant, he shall in like manner make them free.

23 But if her death ensue thereupon, he shall render life for life,

28 If an ox gore a man or a woman, and they die, he shall be stoned: and his flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

29 But if the ox was wont to push with his horn yesterday and the day before, and they warned his master, and he did not shut him up,

any man steal an ox or a sheep, and kill or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for one ox, and four sheep for one sheep.

2 If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die; he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood.

3 But if he did this when the sun is risen, he hath committed murder, and he shall die. If he have not wherewith to make restitution for the theft, he shall be sold

4 If that which he stole be found with him, alive, either ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

18 If men quarrel, and the one strike his neighbour with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:

5 If any man hurt a field or a vineyard, and put in his beast to feed upon that which is other men's; he shall restore the best of whatsoever he

19 If he rise again and walk abroad upon his staff, he that struck him shall be quit, yet so that hath in his own field, or in his vineyard, accordhe make restitution for his work, and for his ex-ing to the estimation of the damage. penses upon the physicians.

20 He that striketh his bond-man or bond-woman with a rod, and they die under his hands, shall be guilty of the crime.

6 If a fire breaking out light upon thorns, and catch stacks of corn, or corn standing in the fields, he that kindled the fire shall make good the loss.

21 But if the party remain alive a day or two, he shall not be subject to the punishment, because it is his money.

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

7 If a man deliver money, or any vessel unto his friend to keep, and they be stolen away from him that received them; if the thief be found, he shall restore double:

8 If the thief be not known, the master of the house shall be brought to the gods, and shall swear that he did not lay his hand upon his neighbour's goods.

9 To do any fraud, either in ox, or in ass, or sheep, or raiment, or any thing that may bring damage; the cause of both parties shall come to the gods: and if they give judgment, he shall restore double to his neighbour.

10 If a man deliver ass, ox, sheep, or any beast, to his neighbour's custody, and it die, or be hurt, or be taken by enemies, and no man saw it:

11 There shall be an oath between them, that he did not put forth his hand to his neighbour's

To the gods: Elohim. That is, to the judges, goods: and the owner shall accept of the oath, or magistrates, authorized by God. and he shall not be compelled to make restitution.

25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

26 If any man strike the eye of his man-servant or maid-servant, and leave them but one eye, he shall let them go free, for the eye which he put


30 And if they set a price upon him, he shall give for his life whatsoever is laid upon him. 31 If he have gored a son, or a daughter, he shall fall under the like sentence.

32 If he assault a bond-man or bond-woman, he shall give thirty sicles of silver to their master, and the ox shall be stoned.

33 If a man open a pit, and dig one, and cover it not, and an ox or an ass fall into it,

34 The owner of the pit shall pay the price of the beasts: and that which is dead shall be his own.


The punishment of theft, and other trespasses. The law of lending without usury, of taking pledges, of reverences to superiors, and of paying tithes.

12 But if it were taken away by stealth, he, 9 Thou shalt not molest a stranger, for you shall make the loss good to the owner. know the hearts of strangers: for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

13 If it were eaten by a beast, let him bring to him that which was slain, and he shall not make restitution.

14 If a man borrow of his neighbour any of these things, and it be hurt or die, the owner not being present, he shall be obliged to make resti


15 But if the owner be present, he shall not make restitution, especially if it were hired and came for the hire of his work.

16 If a man seduce a virgin not yet espoused, and lie with her; he shall endow her, and have her to wife.

17 If the maid's father will not give her to him, he shall give money according to the dowry, which virgins are wont to receive.

18 Wizards thou shalt not suffer to live. 19 Whosoever copulateth with a beast, shall be put to death.

20 He that sacrificeth to gods, shall be put to death, save only to the Lord.

21 Thou shalt not molest a stranger, nor afflict him: for yourselves also were strangers in the land of Egypt:

23 If you hurt them, they will cry out to me, and I will hear their cry:

22 You shall not hurt a widow or an orphan.fruits of thy work, whatsoever thou hast sown in the field. The feast also in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in all thy corn out of the field.

30 Thou shalt do the same with the first-born of thy oxen also and sheep: seven days let it be with its dam, the eighth day thou shalt give it to

10 Six years thou shalt sow thy ground, and shalt gather the corn thereof.

11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it alone, and suffer it to rest, that the poor of thy people may eat, and whatsoever shall be left, let the beasts of the field eat it: so shalt thou do with thy vineyard and thy olive-yard.

12 Six days thou shalt work: the seventh day thou shalt cease, that thy ox and thy ass may rest: and the son of thy handmaid and the stranger may be refreshed.

24 And my rage shall be enkindled; and I will strike you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

25 If thou lend money to any of my people 18 Thou shalt not sacrifice the blood of my victhat is poor, that dwelleth with thee, thou shalt tim upon leaven, neither shall the fat of my sonot be hard upon them as an extortioner, nor op-lemnity remain until the morning. press them with usuries.


31 You shall be holy men to me: the flesh that beasts have tasted of before, you shall not eat, but shall cast it to the dogs.

13 Keep all things that I have said to you. And by the name of strange gods you shall not swear, neither shall it be heard out of your mouth.

14 Three times every year you shall celebrate feasts to me.

19 Thou shalt carry the first-fruits of the corn 26 If thou take of thy neighbour a garment in of thy ground to the house of the Lord thy God. pledge, thou shalt give it him again before sun-set. Thou shalt not boil a kid in the milk of his dam. 27 For that same is the only thing, wherewith ne is covered, the clothing of his body; neither hath he any other to sleep in: if he cry to me, I will hear him, because I am compassionate.

20 Behold, I will send my Angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared.

28 Thou shalt not speak ill of the gods: and the prince of thy people thou shalt not curse.

21 Take notice of him, and hear his voice, and do not think him one to be contemned: for he, will not forgive when thou hast sinned, and my name is in him.

29 Thou shalt not delay to pay thy tithes and thy first-fruits: thou shalt give the first-born of thy sons to me.

22 But if thou wilt hear his voice, and do all that I speak, I will be an enemy to thy enemies, and will afflict them that afflict thee.


4 If thou meet thy enemy's ox or ass going astray, bring it back to him.

5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lie underneath his burden, thou shalt not pass by, but shalt lift him up with him.

6 Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment.

7 Thou shalt fly lying. The innocent and just person thou shalt not put to death: because I abhor the wicked.

15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month of new corn, when thou didst come forth out of Egypt: thou shalt not appear empty before me.

16 And the feast of the harvest of the first

8 Neither shalt thou take bribes, which even blind the wise, and pervert the words of the just.

23 And my Angel shall go before thee, and shall bring thee in unto the Amorrhite, and the Hethite, and the Pherezite, and the Chanaanite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite, whom I will destroy.


24 Thou shalt not adore their gods, nor serve them. Thou shalt not do their works, but shalt destroy them, and break their statues.


Laws for judges: the rest of the seventh year,
and day: three principal feasts to be solemni-
zed every year: the promise of an Angel, to
conduct and protect them: idols are to be de-

25 And you shall serve the Lord your God, that may bless your bread, and your waters, and may take away sickness from the midst of thee.

26 There shall not be one fruitless nor barren in thy land: I will fill the number of thy days. my and will deTneither shalt thou join thy hand to bear false stroy all the people to whom thou shalt come: and witness for a wicked person.

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2 Thou shalt not follow the multitude to do evil: neither shalt thou yield in judgment, to the opinion of the most part, to stray from the truth.

will turn the backs of all thy enemies before thee: 28 Sending out hornets before, that shall drive away the Hevite, and the Chanaanite, and the Hethite, before thou come in.

3 Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in judg-|| 29 I will not cast them out from thy face in one year: lest the land be brought into a wilderness, and the beasts multiply against thee.

30 By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, till thou be increased, and dost possess the land.

31 And I will set thy bounds from the Red Sea to the sea of the Palestines, and from the desert to the river: I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hands, and will drive them out from before you.

32 Thou shalt not enter into league with them, nor with their gods.

33 Let them not dwell in thy land, lest perhaps

17 Thrice a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God.

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