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Disfigurement for the Dead forbidden. Clean and Unclean Animals not be built again. 17 And there raven after its kind, 15 and the shall cleave nought of the devoted ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the thing to thy hand; that Jehovah sea-mew, and the hawk after its may turn from the fierceness of his kind, 16 the little owl, and the great anger, and show thee mercy, and owl, and the horned owl, 17 and the have compassion upon thee, and pelican, and the vulture, and the multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto cormorant, 18 and the stork, and thy fathers; 18 when _thou shalt the heron after its kind, and the hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy hoopoe, and the bat. 19 And all God, to keep all his commandments winged creeping things are unclean which I command thee this day, to unto you: they shall not be eaten. do that which is right in the eyes of 20 Of all clean birds ye may eat. Jehovah thy God.
21 Ye shall not eat of anything 14 We are the children pf Jehot that dieth of itself; thou mayest cut yourselves, nor make any bald within thy gates, that he may eat ness between your eyes for the dead. it; or thou mayest sell it unto a 2 For thou art a holy people unto foreigner: for thou art a holy people Jehovah thy God, and Jehovah hath unto Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt chosen thee to be a people for his not boil a kid in its mother's milk. own possession, labove all peoples 22 Thou shalt surely tithe all the that are upon the face of the earth. increase of thy seed, that which
abomi. cometh forth from the field year by nable thing. 4 These are
23 And thou shalt eat before which ye may eal the ox, the sheep, Jehovah thy God, in the place which and the goat, 5 nhe hart, and the he shall choose, to cause his name to gazelle, and the roebuck, and the dwell there, the tithe of thy, grain, wild goat, and the pygarg, and of thy new wine, and of thine oil, the antelope, and the chamois. 6 and the firstlings of thy herd and of And every beast that parteth the thy flock; that thou mayest learn hoof, and hath the hoof cloven in to fear Jehovah thy God always. two, and 2 cheweth the cud, among 24 And if the way be too long for the beasts, that may ye eat. 7 Nev- thee, so that thou art not able to ertheless these ye shall not eat of carry it, because the place is too far them that chew the cud, or of them from thee, which Jehovah thy Gor that have the hoof cloven: The shall choose, to set his name ther camel, and the hare, and the coney, when Jehovah thy God shall bl because they chew the cud but part thee ; 25 then shalt thou turn it not the hoof, they are unclean unto money, and bind up the mone you. 8 And the swine, because he thy hand, and shalt go unt parteth the hoof but cheweth not place which Jehovah thy Gor the cud, he is unclean unto you: of choose : 26 and thou shalt their flesh ye shall not eat, and their the money for whatsoever carcasses ye shall not touch.
desireth, for oxen, or for
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Seventh Year of Release for Debt. Release of Bond-servants. and shalt lay it up within thy gates : givest unto him ; because that for 29 and the Levite, because he hath this thing. Jehovah thy God will no portion nor inheritance with bless thee in all thy work, and in all thee, and the sojourner, and the that thou puttest thy hand unto. fatherless, and the widow, that are 11 For the poor will never cease out within thy gates, shall come, and of the land: therefore I commandi shall eat and be satisfied; that Je- thee, saying, Thou shalt surely oper hovah thy God may bless thee in all thy hand unto thy brother, to thythe work of thy hand which thou needy, and to thy poor, in thy land,
12 If thy brother, a Hebrew mark 15
At the end of every seven or a Hebrew woman, be sold ur e
years thou shalt make a re- thee, and serve thee six years; thall lease. 2 And this is the manner of in the seventh year thou shalt the the release : every creditor shall re- him go free from thee. 13 sball lease that which he hath lent unto when thou lettest him go free from his neighbor; he shall not exact it thee, thou shalt not let him go of his neighbor and his brother; be empty: 14 thou shalt furnish him cause Jehovah's
release hath been liberally out of thy flock, and out of proclaimed. 3 Of a foreigner thou thy threshing-floor, and out of thy mayest exact it: but whatsoever of winepress; as Jehovah thy God thine is with thy brother thy hand hath blessed thee thou shalt give shall release. 4 How beit there unto him. 15 And thou shalt reshall be no poor with thee (for Je- member that thou wast a bondman hovah will surely bless thee in the in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah land which Jehovah thy God giveth thy God redeemed thee: therefore thee for an inheritance to possess I command thee this thing to-day. it), 5 if only thou diligently hearken 16 And it shall be, if he say unto unto the voice of Jehovah thy God. thee, I will not go out from thee; to observe to do all this command because he loveth thee and thy ment which I command thee this house, because he is well with thee; day. 6 For Jehovah thy God will 17 then thou shalt take an awl, and bless thee, as he promised thee: and thrust it through his ear unto the thou shalt lend unto many nations, door, and he shall be thy 2 servant but thou shalt not borrow; and thou for ever. And also unto thy 3 maidshalt rule over many nations, but servant thou shalt do likewise. they shall not rule over thee. 18 It shall not seem hard unto thee,
7 If there be with thee a poor when thou lettest him go free from man, one of thy brethren, within thee; for to the double of the hire of any of thy gates in thy land which a hireling hath he served thee six Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou years: and Jehovah thy God will shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut bless thee in all that thou doest. thy hand from thy poor brother;
19 All the firstling males that are ộ but thou shalt surely open thy born of thy herd and of thy flock hand unto him, and shalt surely lend thou shalt sanctify unto Jehovah him sufficient for his need in that thy God : thou shalt do no work which he wanteth. 9 Beware that with the firstling of thy herd, nor there be not a base thought in thy shear the firstling of thy flock. heart
, saying, The seventh year, the 20 Thou shalt eat it before Jehovah year of release, is at hand ; and thy God year by year in the place thine eye be evil against thy poor which Jehovah shall choose, thou hrother, and thou give him nought; and thy household. 21 And if it
nd he cry unto Jehovah against have any blemish, as if it be lame
2 Or, bondman 3 Or, bond wo
The Feast of Passover. The Feast of Weeks. The Feast of Tabernacles it within thy gates: the unclean freewill-offering of thy hand, which and the clean shall eat it alike, as thou shaltgive, according asJehovah the gazelle, and as the hart. 23 Only thy God blesseth thee: il and thou thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; shalt rejoice before Jehovah thy thou shalt pour it out upon the God, thou, and thy son, and thy round as water.
daughter, and thy man-servant, and 16
Observe the month of Abib, thy maid-servant, and the Levite
and keep the passover unto that is within thy gates, and the iehovah thy God; for in the month sojourner, and the fatherless, and O Abib Jehovah thy God brought the widow, that are in the midst of wae forth out of Egypt by nightthee, in the place which Jehovah dond thou shalt sacrifice the pass- thy God shall choose, to cause his Jel unto Jehovah thy God, of the name to dwell there. 12 And thou
1 and the herd, in the place shalt remember that thou wast a which Jehovah shall choose, to bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt cause his name to dwell there. observe and do these statutes. 3 Thou shalt eat no leaven bread 13 Thou shalt keep the feast of with it; seven days shalt thou eat 3 tabernacles seven days, after that unleaven bread therewith, even the thou hast gathered in from thy bread of affliction; for thou camest threshing-floor and from thy wineforth out of the land of Egypt in press: 14 and thou shalt rejoice in haste: that thou mayest remember thy feast, thou, and thy son, and . the day when thou camest forth out thy daughter, and thy man-servant, of the land of Egypt all the days of and thy maid-servant, and the thy life. 4 And there shall be no Levite, and the sojourner, and the leaven seen with thee in all thy fatherless, and the widow, that are borders seven days; neither shall within thy gates. 15 Seven days any of the flesh, which thou sacri- shalt thou keep a feast unto Jehoficest the first day at even, remain vah thy God in the place which all night until the morning. 5 Thou Jehovah shall choose ; because Jemayest not sacrifice the passover hovah thy God will bless thee in within any of thy gates, which Je- all thine increase, and in all the hovah thy God giveth thee; 6 but work of thy hands, and thou shalt at the place which Jehovah thy God be altogether joyful. 16 Three shall choose, to cause his name to times in a year shall all thy males dwell in, there thou shalt sacrifice appear before Jehovah thy God in the passover at even, at the going the place which he shall choose: in down of the sun, at the season that the feast of unleaven bread, and in the thou camest forth out of Egypt. feast of weeks, and in the feast of tab7 And thou shalt ? roast and eat ernacles ; and they shall not appear it in the place which Jehovah thy | before Jehovah empty : 17 every man God shall choose: and thou shalt + shall give as he is able, according turn in the morning, and go unto to the blessing of Jehovah thy God thy tents. 8 Six days thou shalt which he hath given thee. eat unleaven bread; and on the 18 Judges and officers shalt thou seventh day shall be a solemn as- make thee in all thy gates, which sembly to Jehovah thy God; thou Jehovah thy God giveth thee, acshalt do no work therein.
cording to thy tribes; and they 9 Seven weeks shalt thou number shall judge the people with rightunto thee: from the time thou be- eous judgment. 19 Thou shalt ginnest to put the sickle to the not wrest justice: thou shalt not standing grain shalt thou begin to respect persons ; neither shalt thou number seven weeks. 10 And thou take a bribe; for a bribe doth blind shalt keep the feast of weekts unto Je-| the eyes of the wise, and pervert hovah thy God ? with a tribute of a or boil 2 Or, after the measure of the &c. 4 Heb. according to the gift of his hand.
3 Heb. booths.
Justice and Pure Worship enjoined. Judgment in Hard Matters the - words of the righteous. which Jehovah thy God shall 2) ?That which is altogether just choose ; 9 and thou shalt come unto shalt thou follow, that thou mayest the priests the Levites, and unto live, and inherit the land which Je- the judge that shall be in those hovah thy God giveth thee.
days : and thou shalt inquire; and 21 Thou shalt not plant thee an they shall show thee the sentence of Asherah of any kind of tree beside judgment. 10 And thou shalt do the altar of Jehovah thy God, which according to the tenor of the senthou shalt make thee. 22 Neither tence which they shall show ther! shalt thou set thee up a 3 pillar; from that place which Jehovg'a which Jehovah thy God hateth. shall choose ; and thou shalt obseve e 17
Thou shalt not sacrifice unto to do according to all that they shall
Jehovah thy God an ox, or teach thee: 11 according to the a sheep, wherein is a blemish, or tenor of the law which they shall anything evil; for that is an abomi- teach thee, and according to the nation unto Jehovah thy God. judgment which they shall tell
? If there be found in the midst thee, thou shalt do; thou shalt not of thee, within any of thy gates turn aside from the sentence which which Jehovah thy God giveth they shall show thee, to the right thee, man or woman, that doeth hands nor to the left. 12 And the that which is evil in the sight of man that doeth presumptuously, in Jehovah thy God, in transgressing not hearkening unto the priest that his covenant
, 3 and hath gone and standeth to minister there before served other gods, and worshipped Jehovah thy God, or unto the judge, them, or the sun, or the moon, or even that man shall die : and thou any of the host of heaven, which I shalt put away the evil from Israel. have not commanded, 4 and it be 13 And all the people shall hear, told thee, and thou hast heard of it; and fear, and do no more prethen shalt thou inquire diligently; sumptuously, and, behold, if it be true, and the 14 When thou art come unto the thing certain that such abomination land which Jehovah thy God giveth is wrought in Israel, 5. then shalt thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt thou bring forth that man or that dwell therein, and shalt say, I will woman, who hath done this evil set a king over me, like all, the thing, unto thy gates, even the man nations that are round about me; or the woman; and thou shalt stone 15 thou shalt surely, set him king them to death with stones. 6 At over thee, whom Jehovah thy God the mouth of two witnesses, or three shall choose : from among witnesses, shall be that is to die thy brethren shalt thou set king be
put to death ; at the mouth of over thee; thou mayest not put a one witness he shall not be put to foreigner over thee, who is not thy death. 7 The hand of the witnesses brother. 16 Only he shall not shall be first upon him to put multiply horses to
himself, or him to death, and afterward the cause the people to return hand of all the people. So thou Egypt, to the end that he may shalt put away the evil from the multiply horses; forasmuch as Jemidst of thee.
hovah hath said unto you, Ye shall 8 If there arise a matter too hard henceforth return no more that way. for thee in judgment, between blood 17 Neither shall he multiply wives and blood, between plea and plea, to himself, that his heart turn not and between stroke and stroke, be away: neither shall he greatly muling matters of controversy within tiply to himself silver and gold. thy gates; then shalt thou arise, 18 And it shall be, when he sitteth and get thee up unto the place upon the throne of his kingdom, that
he shall write him a copy of this la 2 Heb. Justice, justice.
in a book, out of that which is befor
1 Or, cause
3 Or, obelisk
The Portions of the Levites. The True Prophet. The False Prophet the priests the Levites : 19 and it practiseth augury, or an enchanter, shall be with him, and he shall read or a sorcerer, 11 or a charmer, or a therein all the days of his life; that consulter with a familiar spirit, or a he may learn to fear Jehovah his wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For God, to keep all the words of this whosoever doeth these things is an law and these statutes, to do them; abomination unto Jehovah : and be20 that his heart be not lifted up cause of these abominations Jehovah above his brethren, and that he turn thy God doth drive them out from not aside from the commandment, before thee. 13 Thou shalt be perte the right hand, or to the left: to fect with Jehovah thy God. 14 For the end that he may prolong his these nations, that thou shalt disdays in his kingdom, he and his possess, hearken unto them that children, in the midst of Israel. practise augury, and unto diviners ; 18 The priests the Levites, but as for thee, Jehovah thy God
even aìl the tribe of Levi, hath not suffered thee so, to do. shall have no portion nor inheri 15 Jehovah thy God will raise up tance with Israel: they shall eat the unto thee a prophet from the midst offerings of Jehovah made by fire, of thee, of thy brethren, like unto · and his inheritance. 2 And they me; unto him ye shall hearken; shall have no inheritance among 16 according to all that thou detheir brethren: Jehovah is their siredst of Jehovah thy God in inheritance, as he hath spoken unto Horeb in the day of the assembly, them. 3 And this shall be the saying, Let me not hear again the priests' due from the people, from voice of Jehovah my God, neither them that offer a sacrifice, whether I let me see this great fire any more, it be ox or sheep, that they shall give that I die not. 17 And Jehovah unto the priest the shoulder, and the said unto me, They have well said two cheeks, and the maw. 4 The that which they have spoken. 18 I first-fruits of thy grain, of thy new will raise them up a prophet from wine, and of thine oil, and the first among their brethren, like unto of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou thee; and I will put my words in give him. 5 For Jehovah thy God his mouth, and he shall speak unto hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, them all that I shall command him. to stand to minister in the name of 19 And it shall come to pass, that Jehovah, him and his sons for ever. whosoever will not hearken unto
6 And if a Levite come from any my words which he shall speak in of thy gates out of all Israel, where my name, I will require it of him, he sojourneth, and come with all 20 But the prophet, that shall the desire of his soul unto the place speak a word presumptuously in my which Jehovah shall choose ; 7 then name, which I have not commanded he shall minister in the name of him to speak, or that shall speak in Jehovah his God, as all his brethren the name of other gods, that same the Levites do, who stand there be- prophet shall die. 21 And if thou fore Jehovah. 8 They shall have say in thy heart, How shall we like portions to eat, besides that know the word which Jehovah hath which cometh of the sale of his not spoken? 22 when a prophet patrimony.
speaketh in the name of Jehovah, if 9 When thou art come into the the thing follow not, nor come to land which Jehovah thy God giveth pass, that is the thing which Jehothee, thou shalt not learn to do after vah hath not spoken: the prophet the abominations of those nations. I hath spoken it presumptuously, thou 10 There shall not be found with shalt not be afraid of him. any one that maketh his son or
When Jehovah thy God
that useth divination, one that whose land Jehovah thy God giveth i Or, and
thee, and thou succeedest them, and