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The duty of a king.' DEUTERONOMY. A new Prophet to arise. thou set king over thee: thou mayest not 10 There shall not be found among you set a stranger over thee, which is not thy any one that maketh his son or his daughbrother.

ter to pass through the fire, or that useth 16 But he shall not multiply horses to divination, or an observer of times, or an bimself, nor cause the people to return to enchanter, or a witch, Egypt, to the end that he should multiply 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with fahorses: forasmuch as the Lord hath said miliar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromanunto you, Ye shall henceforth return no cer. more that way.

12 For all that do these things are an 17 Neither shall be multiply wives to abomination unto the LORD: and because of himself, that his heart turn not away: nei- these abominations the LORD thy God doth ther shall he greatly multiply to himself drive them out from before thee. silver and gold.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD 18 And it shall be when he sitteth upon thy God. the throne of his kingdom, that he shall 14 For these nations, which thou shalt write him a copy of this law in a book out possess, hearkened unto observers of times, of that which is before the priests the Levites. and unto diviners: but as for thee, the

19 And it shall be with him, and he Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so shall read therein all the days of his life: to do. that he may learn to fear the Lord his 15 | The Lord thy God will raise up God, to keep all the words of this law and unto thee a Propbet from the midst of thee, these statutes, to do them:

of thy brethren, like unto me; unto bin 20 That his heart be not lifted up above ye shall hearken. his brethren, and that he turn not aside 16 According to all that thou desiredst from the commandment to the right hand of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day or to the left: to the end that he may pro- of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear long his days in his kingdom, he, and his again the voice of the Lord my God, neichildren, in the midst of Israel.

ther let me see this great fire any more, CHAP. XVIII.

that I die not. priests the Levites, all the 17 And the said unto me, inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the spoken. offerings of the LORD made by fire, and 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from his inheritance.

among their brethren, like unto thee, and 2 Therefore shall they have no inherit- will put my words in his mouth; and he ance among their brethren: the Lord is shall speak unto them all that I shall comthcir inheritance, as he hath said unto them. mand him.

3 And this shall be the priest's due 19 And it shall come to pass, that whofrom the people, from them that offer a soever will not hearken unto my words sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and which he shall speak in my name, I will they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, require it of him. and the two cheeks, and the maw.

20 But the prophet, which shall pre4 The first-fruit also of thy corn, of thy sume to speak a word in my name, which wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the I have not commanded him to speak, or leece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. that shall speak in the name of other gods,

5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen even that prophet shall die. him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minis- 21 And if thou say in thy heart, How ter in the name of the LORD, him and his shall we know the word which the LORD cons for ever.

bath not spoken? 6 9 And if a Levite come from any of 22 When a prophet speaketh in the thy gates out of all Israel, where he so- name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, journed, and come with all the desire of nor come to pass, that is the thing which his mind unto the place which the LORD the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet shall choose;

hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt 7 Then he shall minister in the name of not be afraid of him. the Lord his God, as all his brethren the


THEN the thy LORD.

8 They shall have like portions to eat, LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou sucbesides that which cometh of the sale of ceedest them, and dwellest in their cities, bis patrimony.

and in their houses; 97 When thou art come into the land 2 Thou shalt separate three cities for which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou thee in the midst of thy land which the shalt not learn to do after the abominations LORD

thy God giveth thee to possess it. of those natiers.

3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and

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6 Lest the avenger of blood pursue the WHEN thou goest out to battle against

The city of refuge.

CHAP. XX. Punishment of a false witness. divide the coasts of the land which the 18 And the judges shall make diligent LORD thy God giveth thee to inherit, into inquisition: and behold, if the witness be three parts, that every slayer may fee a false witness, and hath testified falsely thither.

against his brother; 4 | And this is the case of the slayer, 19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had which sball fite thither, that he may live : thought to have done unto his brother: se Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, shalt thou put the evilaway from among you. wbom be hated not in time past;

20 And those which remain shall bear, 5 As when a man goeth into the wood and fear, and shall henceforth commit no with his neighbour to bew wood, and his more any such evil among you. band fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut 21 And thine eye-sball not pity ; but life down the tree, and the head slippeth from shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, hand for hand, foot for foot. that he die; he shall flee unto one of these

CHAP. XX. cities, and live:

HEN slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake and chariots, and a people more than thou, bim, because the way is long, and slay him; be not afraid of tbem: for the LORD thy whereas he was not worthy of death, inas- God is with thee, which brought thee up such as he hated him not in time past. out of the land of Egypt.

7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, 2 And it shall be when ye are come nigh Thou shalt separate three cities for thee. unto the battle, that the priest shall ap

8 And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy proach and speak unto the people, coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, 3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O and give thee all the land which he pro- Israel, ye approach this day unto battle mised to give unto thy fathers;

against your enemies : let not your hearts 9 If thou shalt keep all these command- faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither ments to do them, which I command thee be ye terrified because of them; this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to 4 For the Lord your

God is he that gowalk ever in bis ways; then shalt thou add eth with you, to fight for you against your three cities more for thee, besides these enemies, to save you. three:

5 | And the officers shall speak unto the 10 That innocent blood be not shed in people, saying, What man is there that thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth hath built a new house, and hath not dedithee for an inheritance, and so blood be cated it ? let him go and return unto his upon thee.

house, lest he die in the battle, and another 11 | But if any man bate his neighbour, man dedicate it. and lie in wait for him, and rise up against 6 And what man is he that hath planted him, and smite him mortally that he die, a vineyard, and hath not yet eaten of it? and fleeth into one of these cities : let him also go and return unto his house,

12 Then the elders of his city shall send lest he die in the battle, and another man and fetch him thence, and deliver him into eat of it. the hand of the avenger of blood, that he 7 And what man is there that hath bemay die.

trothed a wife, and hath not taken her ? let 13 Tbine eye shall not pity him, but thou him go and return unto his house, lest he shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood die in the battle, and anotherman take her. from Israel, that it may go well with thee. 8 And the officers shall speak further

14 Thou shalt not remove thy neigh- unto the people, and they shall say, What bour's land-mark, which they of old time man is there that is fearful and saint-hearthave set in thine inheritance, which thou ed ? let him go and return into his house, shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy lest his brethren's heart faint as well as God giveth thee to possess it.

his heart. 15 T One witness shall not rise up 9 And it shall be, when the officers have against a man for any iniquity, or for any made an end of speaking unto the people, ein, in any sin that he sinneth ; at the that they shall make captains of the armies mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of to lead the people. three witnesses, shall the matter be esta- 10 I When thou comest nigh unto a city blished.

to fight against it, then proclaim peace 16 | If a false witness rise up against unto it. any man to testify against him that which 11 And it shall be, if it make thee anis wrong;

swer of peace, and open unto thee, then it 17 Then both the men between whom shall be, that all the people thut is found the controversy is shall stand before the therein, shall be tributaries unto thee, and LORD, before the priests and the judges, they shal serve thee. hich sball be in those days;

12 And if it will raake no peace with

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The devoted cities.

DEUTERONOMY. Inheritance of the first-born. thee, but will make war against thee, then next unto the slain man, shall wash their thou shalt besiege it:

hands over the heifer that is beheaded in 13 And when the LORD thy God hath the valley : delivered it into thy hands, thou shalt 7 And they shall answer and say, Our smite every male thereof with the edge of hands have not shed this blood, neither the sword:

have our eyes seen it. 14 But the women, and the little ones, 8 Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy peoand the cattle, and all that is in the city, ple Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take lay not innocent blood unto thy people of unto thyself: and thou shalt eat the spoil Israel's charge. And the blood shall be of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God forgiven them. hath given thee.

9 So shalt thou put away the guilt of in15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities nocent blood from among you, when thou which are very far off from thee, which are shalt do that which is right in the sight of not of the cities of these nations.

the LORD. 16 But of the cities of these people 10 TWhen thou goest forth to war which the Lord thy God doth give thee against thine enemies, and the LORD thy

for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive God hath delivered them into thy hands, nothing that breatheth:

and thou hast taken them captive, 17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them, 11 And seest among the captives a beaunamely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the tiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hi-that thou wouldest have her to thy wife : vites, and the Jebusites, as the LORD thy 12 Then thou shalt bring her home to God hath commanded thee :

thy, house, and she shall sbave her head, 18 That they teach you not to do after and pare her nails : all their abominations which they have 13 And she shall put the raiment of her done unto their gods; so should ye sin captivity from off her, and shall remain in against the Lord your God.

thy house, and bewail her father and her 19 4 When thou shalt besiege a city a mother a full month: and after that, thou long time in making war against it to take shalt go in unto her, and be her busband, it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof and she shall be thy wife. by forcing an axe against them; for thou 14 And it shall be, if thou have no de. mayest eat of them: and thou shalt not cut light in her, then thou shalt let her go them down (for the tree of the field is whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her man's life) to employ them in the siege : at all for money; thou shalt not make mer

20 Only the trees which thou knowest chandise of her, because thou hast hum. that they be not trees for meat, thou shalt bled her. destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt 15 | Ifa man have two wives, one bebuild bulwarks against the city that maketh loved, and another hated, and they have war with thee, until it be subdued.

borne him children, both the beloved and CHAP. XXI.

the hated; and if the first-born son be hers [F one be found slain in the land which that was hated:

16 Then it shall be, when he maketh it, lying in the field, and it be not known his sons to inherit that which he hath, that who bath slain him:

he may not make the son of the beloved 2 Then thy elders and thy judges shall first-born, before the son of the hated, come forth, and they shall measure unto the which is indeed the first-born: cities which are round about him that is 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of slain :

the hated for the first-born, by giving him 3 And it shall be that the city which is a double portion of all that he hath : tor he next unto the slain man, even the elders of is the beginning of his strength; the right that city shall take a heifer which hath of the first-born is his. not been wrought with, and which bath 18 | If a man have a stubborn and renot drawn in the yoke;

bellious son, whicb will not obey the voice 4 And the elders of that city shall bring of his father, or the voice of his mother, down the heiser unto a rough valley, which and that, when they have chastened him, is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike will not hearken unto them: off the heifer's neck there in the valley; 19 Then shall bis father and his mother

5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall lay hold on him, and bring him out unto come near, (for them the LORD thy God the elders of his city, and unto the gate of hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bis place; bless in the name of the Lors, and by their 20 And they shall say unto the elders of word shall every controvetsy and every his city, This our son is stubborn and restroke be tried;

bellious, he will not obey our voice; he is 6 And all the elders of that city that are a glutton, and a drunkard.



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A stubbom son to be stoned. CHAP. XXII. Punishment of adultery.

21 And all the men of his city shall stone| 13 | If any man take a wife, and go in him with stones, that he die : so shalt thou unto her, and hate her, put evil away from among you, and all 14 And give occasions of speech against Israel shall hear, and fear.

her, and bring up an evil name upon her, 22 | And if a man have committed a and say, I took this woman, and when sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to came to her, I found her not a maid: death, and thou hang him on a tree: 15 Then shall the father of the damsel,

23 His body shall not remain all night and her mother, take and bring forth the upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise tokens of the dacosel's virginity unto the bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is elders of the city in the gate: accursed of God;) that thy land be not de- 16 And the damsel's father shall say fled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee unto the elders, 1 gave my daughter unto for an inheritance.

this man to wife, and he hateth her, CHAP. XXII.

17 And lo, he hath given occasions of "HOU shalt not see thy brother's ox or speech against her, saying, I found not from them: thou shalt in any case bring the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And them again unto thy brother.

they shall spread the cloth before the el2 And if thy brother be not nigh unto ders of the city. thee, or if thou know him not, then thou 18 And the elders of that city shall take shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it that man and chastise him; shall be with thee until thy brother seek af- 19 And they shall amerce him in a ter it, and thou shalt restore it to him hundred shekels of silver, and give them again.

unto the father of the damcel, because he 3 lo like manner shalt thou do with his hath brought up an evil name upon a virass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; gin of Israel: and she shall be bis wise; he and with all lost things of thy brother's, may not put her away all his days. wbich he hath lost, and thou hast found, 20 But if this thing he true, and the toshalt thou do likewise, thou mayest not hide kens of virginity be not found for the damthyself.

sel: 4 f Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass 21 Then they shall bring out the damor his ox fall down by the way, and bide sel to the door of her father's house, and thyself from them: thou shalt surely help the men of her city shall stone her with him to lift them up again.

stones that she die; because she hath 5 | The woman shall not wear that wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall in her father's house: so shalt thou put a man put on a woman's garment: for all evil away from among you. that do so are abomination unto the LORD 22 | If a man be found lying with a

woman married to a husband, then they 6 1 If a bird's nest chance to be before shall both of them die, both the man that thee in the way in any tree, or on the lay with the woman, and the woman: so ground, whether they be young ones, or shalt thou put away evil from Israel. eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, 23 | If a damsel that is a virgin be beor upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the trothed unto a husband, and a man find dam with the young:

her in the city, and lie with her; 7 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam 24 Then ye shall bring them both out go, and take the young to thee; that it may unto the gate of that city, and ye shall be well with thee, and that thou mayest stone them with stones that they die; the prolong thy days.

damsel, because she cried not, being in the 8 T When thou buildest a new house, city; and the man, because he hath humthen thou shalt make a battlement for thy bled' bis neighbour's wife: so thou shalt roof, that thou bring not blood upon thy put away evil from among you. bouse, if any man fall from thence.

25 | But if a man find a betrothed 9 I Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard damsel in the field, and the man force her, with divers seeds : lest the fruit

of thy seed and lie with her; then the man only that wbich thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy lay with her shall die: vineyard, be defiled.

26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do 10 T Thou shalt not plough with an ox nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worand an ass together.

thy of death: for as when a man riseth 11 T Thou shalt not wear a garment of against his neighbour, and slayeth him, divers sorts, as of woollen and linen toge- even so is this matter: ther.

27 For he found her in the field, and 12 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the betrothed damsel cried, and there the four quarters of thy vesture, where was none to save her. with thou coverest thyself,

28 | If a man find a damsel that is a

thy God.

Vacleanness to be adorded. DEUTERONOMY. Of vows and trespasses. virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he bold on her, and lie with her, and they be see no unclean thing in thee, and turp I found;

away from thee.. 29 Then the man that lay with her shall 15 I Thou shalt not deliver unto his give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels master the servant which is escaped from of silver, and she shall be his wife ; be- his master unto thee: cause he hath bumbled her, he may not 16 He shall dwell with thee, even among put her away all his days.

you in that place which he shall choose in 30 TA man shall not take his father's one of thy gates where it liketh him best: wife, nor discover his father's skirt. thou shalt not oppress him. CHAP. XXIII.

17 | There shall be no whore of the Hahathis prown deembeh cut off, Shall sons of Israel.

E that is wounded in the stones, or daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the not enter into the congregation of the Lord. 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a

2 A bastard shall not enter into the con- whore, or the price of a dog into the house gregation of the LORD; even to his tenth of the LORD thy God for any vow: for generation shall he not enter into the con- even both these are abomination unto the gregation of the LORD.

LORD thy God. 3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not 19 | Thou shalt not lend upon usury to enter into the congregation of the Lord; thy brother; usury of money, usury of even to their tenth generation shall they victuals, usury of any thing that is lent not enter into the congregation of the LORD upon usury: for ever:

20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend 4 Because they met you not with bread upon usury; but unto thy brother thou and with water in the way, when ye came shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD forth out of Egypt; and because they hired thy God may bless thee in all that thou against thee Balaam the son of Beor of settest thy hand to in the land whither Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee. thou goest to possess it.

5 Nevertheless, the LORD thy God 21 | When thou shalt vow a vow upto would not hearken unto Balaam: but the the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to LORD thy God turned the curse into a pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy require it of thee; and it would be sin in God loved thee.

thee. 6 Thou shalt not seek their peace, nor 22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it their prosperity all thy days for ever. shall be no sin in thee.

7 # Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, 23 That which is gone out of thy lips for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor thou shalt keep and perform; even a freean Egyptian, because thou wast a stranger will-offering, according as thou hast vowed in his land.

unto the Lord thy God, which thou hast 8 The children that are begotten of proinised with thy mouth. them shall enter into the congregation of 24 T When thou comest into thy neighthe Lord in their third generation. bour's vineyard, then thou mayest eat

9 9 When the host goeth forth against grapes thy hill, at thine own pleasure; but thine enemies, then keep thee from every thou shalt not put any in thy vessel. wicked thing.

25 When thou comest into the standing. 10 9 If there be among you any man.corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest that is not clean by reason of uncleanness pluck the ears with thy hand: but thou that chanceth him by night, then shall be shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighgo abroad out of the camp, he shall not bour's standing corn. come within the camp:

CHAP. XXIV. 11 But it shall be, when evening comoth on, he shall wash himself with water:

THEN a man hath taken a wife, and WHE

married her, and it come to pass and when the sun is down, he shall come that she find no favour in his eyes, because into the camp again.

he hath found some uncleanness in her: 12 | Thou shalt have a place also then let hiin write her a bill of divorce, without the camp, whither thou shalt goment, and give it in her hand, and send forth abroad:

her out of his house. 13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon 2 And when she is departed out of his thy weapon: and it shall be when thou house, she may go and be another man's wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig wife. therewith, and shalt turn back, and cover 3 And if the latter husband hate her, that which cometh from thee:

and write her a bill of divorcement, and 14 For the LORD thy God walketh in giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, of his house; or if the latter husband die, and to give up thine enemies before thee; which took her to be his wife;

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