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The ten commandments. DEUTERONOMY. Moses exhorts the Israelites.

10 And shewing mercy unto thousands 27 Gothou near, and hear all that the LORD of them that love me, and keep my com- our God shall say; and speak thou unto us mandments.

all that the LORD our God shall speak unto 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the thee; and we will hear it, and do it. LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will 28 And the LORD heard the voice of your not hold him guiltless that taketh his name words, when ye spake unto me; and the in vain.

LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice 12 Keep the sabbath-day to sanctify it, of the words of this people, which they as the LORD thy God hath commanded have spoken unto thee: they have well said thee.

all that they have spoken. 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all 29 O that there were such an heart in thy work :

them, that they would fear me, and keep all 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath my commandments always, that it might of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not be well with them, and with their children do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy for ever! daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy 30 Go say to them, Get you into your maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, tents again. nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by is within thy gates; that thy man-servant me, and I will speak unto thee all the comand thy maid-servant may rest as well as mandments, and the statutes, and the judgthou.

ments, which thou shalt teach them, that 15 And remember that thou wast a ser- they may do them in the land which I give vant in the land of Egypt, and that the them to possess it. LORD thy God brought thee out thence 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the through a mighty hand and by a stretched LORD your God hath commanded you : ye out arm: therefore the LORD thy God com- shall not turn aside to the right hand or to manded thee to keep the sabbath-day. the left.

16 1 Honour thy father and thy mother, 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which as the LORD thy God hath commanded the LORD your God hath commanded you, thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that ye may live, and that it may be well that it may go well with thee, in the land with you, and that ye may prolong your which the LORD thy God giveth thee. days in the land which ye shall possess. 17 Thou shalt not kill.

CHAP, VI. 18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery. N OW these are the commandments, the 19 Neither shalt thou steal.

It statutes, and the judgments which the 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness LORD your God commanded to teach you, against thy neighbour.

that ye might do them in the land whither 21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neigh-ye go to possess it : bour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy 2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy neighbour's house, his field, or his man-God, to keep all his statutes and his comservant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his mandments which I command thee, thou, ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's. and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days

22 | These words the LORD spake unto of thy life; and that thy days may be proall your assembly in the mount out of the longed. midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the 3 1 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe thick darkness, with a great voice : and he to do it; that it may be well with thee, and added no more. And he wrote them in two that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD tables of stone, and delivered them unto me. God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in

23 And it came to pass, when he heard the land that floweth with milk and honey. the voice out of the midst of the darkness, 4 Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God is (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that one LORD: ye came near unto me, even all the heads of 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God your tribes, and your elders;

with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, 24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our and with all thy mights God hath shewed us his glory and his 6 And these words which I command greatness, and we have heard his voice out thee this day, shall be in thine heart : of the midst of the fire: we have seen this And thou shalt teach them diligently day that God doth talk with man, and he unto thy children, and shalt talk of them liveth.

when thou sittest in thine house, and when 25 Now therefore why should we die ? for thou walkest by the way, and when thou this great fire will consume us: if we hear liest down, and when thou risest up. the voice of the LORD our God any more, 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign then we shall die.

upon thine hand, and they shall be as front26 For who is there of all flesh that hath lets between thine eyes. heard the voice of the living God speaking 9 And thou shalt" write them upon the out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and posts of thy house, and on thy gates lived 1

10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy

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nations is forbidden. God shail have brought thee into the land busites, seven nations greater and mightier which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abra- than thou; ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee 2 And when the LORD thy God shall degreat and goodly cities, which thou buildest liver them before thee, thou shalt smite them not

and utterly destroy them, thou shalt make il And houses full of all good things, no covenant with them, nor shew mercy which thou filledst not, and wells digged, unto them: which thou diggedst not, vineyards and 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages olive-trees, which thou plantedst not; when with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give thou shalt have eaten and be full; unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou

12 Then beware lest thou forget the take unto thy son. LORD, which brought thee forth out of the 4 For they will turn away thy son from land of Egypt, from the house of bon- following me, that they may serve other dage.

gods : so will the anger of the Lord be 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God,|kindled against you, and destroy thee sudand serve him, and shalt swear by his name.denly.

14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of 5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye the gods of the people which are round shall destroy their altars, and break down about yon;

their images, and cut down their groves, 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous and burn their graven images with fire. God among you) lest the anger of the LORD 6 | For thou art an holy people unto the thy God be kindled against thee, and de- LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath stroy thee from off the face of the earth. chosen thee to be a special people unto

16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your himself, above all people that are upon the God, as ye tempted him in Massah. face of the earth.

* 17 Ye shall diligently keep the com- 7 The LORD did not set his love upon mandments of the LORD your God, and his you, nor choose you, because ye were more testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath in number than any people; for ye ucre commanded thee.

the fewest of all people : 18 And thou shalt do that which is right 8 But because the Lord loved you, and and good in the sight of the LORD: that because he would keep the oath which he it may be well with thee, and that thou had sworn unto your fathers, hath the mayest go in and possess the good land Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, wbich the LORD sware unto thy fathers, and redeemed you out of the house of

19 To cast out all thine enemies from bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. of Egypt.

20 f And when thy son asketh thee in 9 i know therefore that the LORD thy time to come, saying, What mean the testi- God, he is God, the faithful God, which monies, and the statutes, and the judg- keepeth covenant and mercy with them ments, which the LORD our God hath com- that love him and keep his commandments manded you?

to a thousand generations ; 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We 10 And repayeth them that hate him to were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and their face, to destroy them: he will not be the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a slack to him that hateth him, he will repay mighty hand :

him to his face. 22 And the LORD shewed signs and won 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the comders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon mandments, and the statutes, and the judgPharaoh, and upon all his household, before ments, which I command thee this day, to our eyes :

do them. 23 And he brought us out from thence, 12 1 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if that he might bring us in, to give us the ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, land which he sware unto our fathers. and do them, that the LORD thy God shall

24 And the LORD commanded us to do keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, which he sware unto thy fathers : for our good always, that he might preserve 13 And he will love thee, and bless thee. us alive, as it is at this day.

and multiply thee: he will also bless the 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if (fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, we observe to do all these commandments thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the before the LORD our God, as he hath com- increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy manded us.

sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy CHAP. VII.

fathers to give thee. W HEN the LORD thy God shall bring! 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all peo

Vy thee into the land whither thou goest ple : there shall not be male or female barto possess it, and hath cast out many nations ren among you, or among your cattle. before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, 15 And the LORD will take away from and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and thee all sickness, and will put none of the the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Je-levil diseases of Egypt (which thou know

An exhortation

to obedience. est) upon thee; but will lay them upon all which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathem that hate thee.

thers know; that he might make thee know 16 And thou shalt consume all the peo- that man doth not live by bread only, but ple which the LORD thy God shall deliver by every word that proceedeth out of the thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon mouth of the Lord, doth man live. . them : neither shalt thou serve their gods ; 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, for that roill be a snare unto thee.

neither did thy foot swell these forty years. 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, I 5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, These nations are more than I, how can I that as a man chasteneth his son, so the dispossess them ?

LORD thy God chasteneth thee. 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the combut shalt well remember what the LORD mandments of the LORD thy God, to walk thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all in his ways, and to fear him. Egypt;

7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee 19 The great temptations which thine into a good land, a land of brooks of water, eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, of fountains, and depths that spring out of and the mighty hand, and the stretched valleys and hills; out arm, whereby the LORD thy God 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy vines, and fig-trees, and pomegranates, a God do unto all the people of whom thou land of oil-olive, and honey;

19 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread 20 Moreover, the LORD thy God will without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any send the hornet among them, until they thing in it, a land whose stones are iron, that are left, and hide themselves from thee, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig be destroyed.

brass. 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: 10 When thou hast eaten and art full, for the LORD thy God is among you, a then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for mighty God and terrible.

the good land which he hath given thee. 22 And the LORD thy God will put out 11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD those nations before thee by little and little: thy God, in not keeping his commandthou mayest not consume them at once, ments, and his judgments, and his statutes, lest the beasts of the field increase upon which I command thee this day: thee,

12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art 23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver full, and hast built goodly houses, and them unto thee, and shall destroy them dwelt therein; with a mighty destruction, until they be 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks destroyed.

multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is 24 And he shall deliver their kings into multiplied, and all that thou hast is multithine hand, and thou shalt destroy their plied; name from under heaven: there shall no 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and man be able to stand before thee, until thou thou forget the LORD thy God, which have destroyed them.

brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, 25 | The graven images of their gods from the house of bondage; shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not de- 15 Who led thee through that great and sire the silver or gold that is on them, nor terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery sertake it unto thee, lest thou be snared there-pents, and scorpions, and drought, where in: for it is an abomination to the LORD there was no water: who brought thee forth thy God.

water out of the rock of flint; 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomina- 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with tion into thine house, lest thou be a cursed manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it might humble thee, and that he might prove and thou shalt utterly abhor it ; for it is a thee, to do thee good at thy latter end. cursed thing.

1 17 And thou say in thine heart, My powCHAP. VIII.

er and the might of mine hand hath gotten ALL the commandments which I com- me this wealth. A mand thee this day shall ye observe 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and God: for it is he that giveth thee power to go in and possess the land which the LORD get wealth, that he may establish his covesware unto your fathers.

nant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it 2 And thou shalt remember all the way is this day. which the Lord thy God led thee these 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget forty years in the wilderness, to humble the LORD thy God, and walk after other thee, and to prove thee, to know what was gods, and serve them, and worship them, I in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep testify against you this day that ye shall his commandments, or no.

surely perish. 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered 20° As the nations which the LORD dethee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, Istroyeth before your face, so shall ye peMoses rehearses

CHAP. ix. the rebellions of Israel. rish; because ye would not be obedient un- which I commanded them; they have made to the voice of the LORD your God. them a molten image. CHAP. IX.

| 13 Furthermore, the Lord spake unto UTCAR, O Israel: Thou art to pass over me, saying, I have seen this people, and 11 Jordan this day, to go in to possess behold, it is a stiff-necked people: mations greater and mightier than thyself,! 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, cities great and fenced up to heaven; land blot out their name from under hea

2 A people great and tall, the children ven : and I will make of thee a nation of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and mightier and greater than they. of whom thou hast heard say, Who can 15 So I turned and came down from the stand before the children of Anak! mount, and the mount burned with fire:

3 Understand therefore this day, that the and the two tables of the covenant were in LORD thy God is he which goeth over be- my two hands. fore thee; as a consuming fire he shall del 16 And I looked, and behold, ye had stroy them, and he shall bring them down sinned against the LORD your God, and before thy face: so shalt thou drive them had made you a molten calf: ye had turnout, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD ed aside quickly out of the way which the Irath said unto thee.

Lord had commanded you. 4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after 17 And I took the two tables, and cast that the LORD thy God hast cast them out them out of my two hands, and brake them from before thee, saying, For my righteous before your eyes. ness the LORD hath brought me in to pos- 18 And I fell down before the LORD, as sess this land: but for the wickedness of at the first, forty days and forty nights: I these nations the LORD doth drive them out did neither eat bread, nor drink water, befrom before thee.

cause of all your sins which ye sinned, in 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the duing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, uprightness of thine heart dost thou go to to provoke him to anger. possess their land: but for the wickedness 19 (For I was afraid of the anger and of these nations, the LORD thy God doth hot displeasure wherewith the LORD was drive them out from before thee, and that he wroth against you to destroy you.) But the may perform the word which the LORD LORD hearkened unto me at that time also. sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, 20 And the LORD was very angry with and Jacob.

Aaron to have destroyed him: and I pray6 Understand therefore, that the LORD ed for Aaron also the same time. thy God giveth thee not this good land to 21 And I took your sin, the calf which possess it for thy righteousness; for thou ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and art a stiff-necked people.

stamped it, and ground it very small, even 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou until it was as small as dust : and I cast the provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in dust thereof into the brook that descended the wilderness : from the day that thou didst out of the mount. depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and came unto this place, ye have been rebel-at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD lions against the LORD.

to wrath. 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and you to have destroyed you.

possess the land which I have given you ; 9 When I was gone up into the mount, then ye rebelled against the commandment to receive the tables of stone, even the ta- of the LORD your God, and ye believed him bles of the covenant which the LORD made not, nor hearkened to his voice. with you, then I abode in the mount forty 24 Ye have been rebellious against the days and forty nights, I neither did eat LORD from the day that I knew you. bread, nor drink water :

25 Thus I fell down before the LORD 10 And the LORD delivered unto me two forty days and forty nights, as I fell down tables of stone written with the finger of at the first; because the LORD had said he God; and on them was written according would destroy you. to all the words which the LORD spake with 26 I praved therefore unto the LORD, you in the mount, out of the midst of the and said, O Lord God, destroy not thy fire, in the day of the assembly.

people and thine inheritance, which thou 11 And it came to pass at the end of hast redeemed through thy greatness, which forty days and forty nights, that the LORD thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with gave me the two tables of stone, even the a mighty hand. tables of the covenant.

127 Remember thy servants, Abraham, 12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stub get thee down quickly from hence; for thy bornness of this people, nor to their wick. people which thou hast brought forth out edness, nor to their sin : of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they 28. Lest the land whence thou broughtare quickly turned aside out of the way lest us out, say, Because the LORD was not · God's mercy

DEUTERONOMY. in restoring the two tables. able to bring them into the land which he 15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy promised them, and because he hated them, fathers to love them, and he chose their he hath brought them out to slay them in seed after them, even you above all people, the wilderness.

as it is this day. 29 Yet they are thy people and thine in-| 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of heritance which thou broughtest out by thy your heart, and be co more stiff-necked. mighty power and by thy stretched out arm. 17 For the LORD your God is God of CHAP. X.

gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a A T that time the LORD said unto me, mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not A Hew thee two tables of stone like unto persons, nor taketh reward : the first, and come up unto me into the 18 He doth execute the judgment of the mount, and make thee an ark of wood. fatherless and widow, and loveth the stran

2 And I will write on the tables the words ger, in giving him food and raiment. that were in the first tables which thou 19 Love ye therefore the stranger : for brakedst, and thou shalt put them in the ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. ark.

T20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; 3 And I made an ark of shittim-wood, him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou and hewed two tables of stone like unto the cleave, and swear by his name. first, and went up into the mount, having 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, the two tables in mine hand.

that hath done for thee these great and 4 And he wrote on the tables, according terrible things which thine eyes have seen, to the first writing, the ten commandments, l 22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt which the LORD spake unto you in the with threescore and ten persons; and now mount out of the midst of the fire, in the day the LORD thy God hath made thee as the of the assembly; and the LORD gave them stars of heaven for multitude. unto me.

CHAP. XI. 5 And I turned myself and came down THEREFORE thou shalt love the Lord from the mount, and put the tables in the 1 thy God, and keep his charge, and his . ark which I had made; and there they be, statutes, and his judgments, and his comas the LORD commanded me.

mandments, alway. 6 | And the children of Israel took their 2 $ And know ye this day: for I speak journey from Beeroth of the children of not with your children which have not Jaakan to Mosera : there Aaron died, and known, and which have not seen the chas there he was buried; and Eleazar his son tisement of the LORD your God, his greatministered in the priest's office in his stead. ness, his mighty hand, and his stretched

7 From thence they journeyed unto Gud-out arm, godah ; and from Gudgodah' to Jotbath, a 3 And his miracles, and his acts, which land of rivers of waters.

he did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaoh 8 At that time the LORD separated the the king of Egypt, and unto all his land; tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the cove-l 4 And what he did unto the army of nant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chato minister unto him, and to bless in his riots; how he made the water of the Red name, unto this day.

sea to overflow them as they pursued after 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor in- you, and how the LORD hath destroyed heritance with his brethren; the LORD is them unto this day; his inheritance, according as the LORD thy 5 And what he did unto you in the wilGod promised him.

derness, until ye came into this place; 10 And I stayed in the mount, accord- 6 And what he did unto Dathan and ing to the first time, forty days and forty Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reunights; and the LORD hearkened unto me ben: how the earth opened her mouth, and at that time also, and the LORD would not swallowed them up, and their households, destroy thee.

and their tents, and all the substance that 11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, was in their possession, in the midst of all take thy journey before the people, that Israel : they may go in and possess the land which 7 But your eyes have seen all the great Isware unto their fathers to give unto them. acts of the LORD which he did.

12 [ And now, Israel, what doth the 8 Therefore shall ye keep all the comLORD thy God require of thee but to fear mandments which I command you this day, the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, that ye may be strong, and go in and posand to love him, and to serve the LORD thy sess the land, whither ye go to possess it; God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, 9 And that ye may prolong your days in

13 To keep the commandments of the the land which the LORD sware unto your LORD, and his statutes, which I command fathers to give unto them, and to their seed, thee this day for thy good? i ... la land that floweth with milk and honey.

14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven 10 & For the land, whither thou goest in of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, also, with all that therein is.

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