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10 And shewing mercy unto thousands rf them that love me, and keep my commandments. 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LoRD thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him, guiltless that taketh his name on waln. 12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LoRD thy God hath commanded thee. 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lok D thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, northy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy man-servant and thy maid-servant may rest as well as thou. 15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LoRD thy God brought thee out tuence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm : thercfore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day. 16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the und which the Lo RD thy God giveth thee. 17 Thou shalt not kill. 18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery. 19 Neither shalt thou steal. 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour. 21 Neither shalt thou desire o: bair's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's. 22 These words the Lok D spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice : and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me: 23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire) that Ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; # And ye said, Behold, the Lord our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with Roan, and he liveth. 25 Now therefore why should we die? f his great fire will consume us: if we bear the voice of the Lord our God any Prote, then we shall die. : For who is there of all flesh, that

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hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived 2 27 s Go thou near, and hear all that the Lord our God shall say ; and speak thou unto us all that the Lord our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it. 28 And the LoRD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me : and the Lord said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken. 29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! 30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again. 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Loop your God hath commanded i. ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well i. §§ o e "...m. ong ourdays in the land which yeshall possess. y y CHAP. § 1 The end of the lazu is obedience. 3.Mr. erhortation thereto. OW these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments which the LoRD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to ss it: 2 That thou mightest fear the Lorp thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life ; and that thy days may be prolonged. 3 ear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LoRD God . thy fathers hath. promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey, 4 Hear, O Israel: the LoRD Our God is one Lon D : 5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9 And thou shalt write them upon the ts of thv house, and on thy gates. 10 And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to ive thee great and goodly cities, which É. buildedst not, 11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst, not, vineyards and olive-trees, which thou plantedst not ; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; 12 Then beware lest thou forget the LoRD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shaltswearby his name. 14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round

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about you ; 15 Č. the Lord thy God is a jealous God amongyou)lest the anger of the LoRD thy Godbe kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth. # Ye shall not tempt the Lor D your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. 17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LoRD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. 18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LoRD : that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, 19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LoRD hath spoken. 20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LoRD our God {. i commanded you ?

21 Then thou shalt say unto y son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in t; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt

with a mighty hand: 22 And the LoRD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, u on Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes: 23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers. 24 And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if We observe to do all these commandments

Communion with the

before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us. o CHAP. VII. 1 All communion with the nations forbid| den, 4 for fear of idolatry, and other | reasons. HEN the Lor D o God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possessit, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the and she Girgashites, and the Amorites,and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; 2 And when the LoRD thy God shall | deliver them before thee, thou shalt smite them and utterly dest them, thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them : 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them ; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 || For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other ‘.... so will the anger of the LoRD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. 5 But thus shall ye deal with them ; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down theirgroves, and burn their graven images with fire. 6 T For thou art an holy people unto the LoRD thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all ople that are upon the face of the earth. 7. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because, ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: 8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bond-men, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 || Know therefore that the Lord th God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; 10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them : he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them. 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy shall

keep untothee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:

*iations forbidden. 13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee : he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all E. ple: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. 15 And LoRD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt (which thou knowest) upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. 16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the Lord thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thouserve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thce. 17 if thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I, how can I dispossess them 2 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them : but shalt well remember what the Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt : 19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, , and the stretched out arm, whereby the Lord thy God brought thee out: so shall the LoRD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid. 20 Moreover, the Lord thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed. 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible. –2 And the Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and httle: thou mayest not consume them at conce, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. 23 * But the Lord thy God shall deEver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. 24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their tame from under heaven : there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until *: destroyed them. of th 25 ven im eir s shall ye i. with *::: thou .*. dest the silver or gold that is on them, not take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the L'il thy God. o 25 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a tured thing like it: but thou shalt utterly *s, *, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; Fritis a cursed thing.

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CHAP. VIII. An exhortation to obedience in regard of God’s dealing with them. LL the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and in and possess the land which the £o, sware unto your fathers. 2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LoRD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which knewest not, neither did thy fathers know ; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LoRD doth man live. 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell these forty years. 5 Thou shalt also considerinthineheart, that as a man chasteneth his son, so the LoRD, thy God chasteneth thee. 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. 7 For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a §. land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains, and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig-trees, and pomegranates, a land of oil-olive, and honey; 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. 10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lon D thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. 11 Beware that thou forget not the LoRD thy God, in not keeping his cornmandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day : 12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein ; 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy, silver, and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hastis multiplied ; P; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forgot the Lord thy God (which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of o: 15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein overe fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water cut of the rock of flint ;

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16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy łatter end.) 17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotton me this wealth. 18 But thou shalt remember the Lor D thy God : for it is he that giveth thea ower to get wealth, that he may establish is covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other o and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. 20 As the nations which the LoRD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye

perish; because ye would not be obedient ||

unto the voice of the Lok D your God. CHAP. IX. A fores dissuadeth them from the oftinion of their own righteousness, by rehearsing their several rebellioms. EAR, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven, 2 A people great and tall, the children of the A. whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak ' 3 Understand therefore this day, that the Lord thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them clown before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the Lok D hath said unto thee. 4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LoR D thv God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the Lon D hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the Lor D doth drive them out from before thee. 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations, the LoRD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 6 Understand therefore, that the Lord thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiff-necked people. 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the Lord thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the E. D.

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8 Also in Horebye provoked the Lorn to wrath, so that the Lord was angry with you to have destroyed you. 9 When I was o up into the mount, to receive the tables stone, even the tables of the covenant which the Lo RD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread, nor drink water: 10 And the Lord delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words which the LoRD spake with you in the mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the day of the assembly. 11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LoRD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant. 12 And the Lord said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them ; they have made them a molten image. 13 Furthermore, the Lord spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people: 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they. 15 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire : and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands. 16 And I looked, and behold, ye had sinned against the Lord your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the Lord had commanded you. 17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes. 18 And I fell down before the Lorp, as , at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink watcr; because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LoR p, to provoke him to anger. 19 (For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure wherewith the Lord was wroth against you to destroy you.) But the LoRD hearkened unto me at that time also. 20 And the Lorn was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him : and I prayed for Aaron also the same time. 21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stampedit, and ground it very small, ever, until it was as small as dust : and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that de

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The tire failes renewed. CHAP.

22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the Load to wrath. 23 Likewise when the Lord sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; thenyerebelled against the commandment of the Lok D vour God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice. 24 Ye have been rebellious against the LoRD from the day that I knew you. 25 Thus I fell down before the Lord forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first : because the Lord had said he would dest you. 26 I prayed therefore unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, destroy not thy eqle and thine inheritance, which thou F. redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Hsaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin : 28 Lest the land whence thou broughtestus out, say, Because the Lord was not able to j them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness. £9 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance which thou broughtest out by

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CHAP. X. 1 God’s mercy in restoring the two taborg. 12.4m crhortation to obedience. A} that time the Lord said unto me, 4 A. Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood. 2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which orn brakedst, and thou shalt put them it the ark. 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto * first, and went up into the mount, Laving the two tables in mine hand. 4 And he wrote on the tables, accordex to the first writing, the ten comforments, which the £o. spake unto won to the mount, out of the midst of the ore, in the day of the assembly: and the 21 save them unto me. 5 * I turned myself and came down tle mount, and put the tables in * ark which I had made; and there they be, as the Low D commanded me. 6 * And the children of Israel took heir Jorney from Bceroth of the chiofen of Jaakan to Mosera : there Aaron *... and there he was buried; and E*or his son ministered in the pricso's office in his stead.

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7. From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah ; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters. 8 || At that time the LoRD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lor D, to stand before the Lord to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day. 9. Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren ; the Lord is his inheritance, according as the Lord thy God promised him. 10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights ; and the LoRD hearkened unto me at that time also, and the Lon D would not destroy thee. 11 And the Lok D said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them. 12 || And now, Israel, what doth the LoRD thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to loo him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy hcart and with all thy soul, 13 To keep the commandments of th; LoRD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good * 14 Behold, the heaven and thc heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that thercin is. 15 Only the LoRD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lok D of lords, a great God. a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: 18. He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. 19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God: him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name. 21. He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things which thine eyes have seen. 22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the Lor D thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude. CHAP. XI. 1.An eachortation to obedicnce. 26.4 blessing and a curse is set before them. T EREFORE thou shalt love the LoRD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judg

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ments, and his commandments, always.

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