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An exhortation to obedience "CHAP. XII. by promises and threatenings. sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy 27 A blessing, if ye obey the comfoot, as a garden of herbs :

mandments of the LORD your God which 11 But the land, whither ye go to pos- I command you this day; sess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the drinketh water of the rain of heaven : commandments of the LORD your God, but

12 A land which the Lord thy God turn aside out of the way which I comcareth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God mand you this day, to go after other gods are always upon it, from the beginning of which ye have not known. the year even unto the end of the year. 29 And it shall come to pass when the

hearken diligently unto my commandments the land whither thou goest to possess it, which I command you this day, to love the that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount LORD your God, and to serve him with all Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. your heart and with all your soul, | 30 Are they not on the other side Jor

14 That I will give you the rain of your dan, by the way where the sun goeth down land in his due season, the first rain and the in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

the plains of Moreh? 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. in to possess the land which the Lord your

16 Take heed to yourselves, that your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, dwell therein. and serve other gods, and worship them; 32 And ye shall observe to do all the sta

17 And then the Lord's wrath be kindled tutes and judgments which I set before you against you, and he shut up the heaven, this day. that there be no rain, and that the land

CHAP. XII. yield not her fruit; and lest yé perish quick- THESE are the státutes and judgments ly from off the good land which the Lord which ye shall observe to do in the giveth you.

. land which the LORD God of thy fathers 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my giveth thee to possess it, all the days that words in your heart and in your soul, and ye live upon the earth. bind them for a sign upon your hand, that| 2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, they may be as frontlets between your eyes. wherein the nations which ye shall possess

19 And ye shall teach them your chil- served their gods, upon the high mountains, dren, speaking of them when thou sittest and upon the lnills, and under every green in thine house, and when thou walkest by tree : ! the way, when thou liest down, and when! 3 And ye shall overthrow their altars. thou risest up.

and break their pillars, and burn their 20 And thou shalt write them upon the groves with fire; and ye shall het down door posts of thine house, and upon thy the graven images of their gods, and destroy gates :

; the names of them out of that place. 21 That your days may be multiplied, 4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD and the days of your children, in the land your God. which the LORD Sware unto your fathers to 5 But unto the place which the Lord give them, as the days of heaven upon the your God shall choose out of all your tribes

to put his name there, eocn unto his habita22 For if ye shall diligently keep all tion shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt these commandments which I command come: ron, to do them, to love the LORD your God, 6 And thither ye shall bring your burntto walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto offerings, and your sacrifices, and your

tithes, and heave-offerings of your hand, 23 Then will the LORD drive out all these and your vows, and your freewill-offerings, nations from before you, and ye shall pos- and the firstlings of your herds, and of your sess greater nations and mightier than your-flocks: selves.

. 7 And there'ye shall eat before the LORD 24 Erery place whereon the soles of your your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye feet shall tread shall be yours: from the put your hand unto, ye and your housewilderness, and Lebanon, from theriver, the holds, wherein the LORD thy God hath river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost blessed thee. sea shall your coast be.

| 8 Ye shall not do after all the things that 25 There shall no man be able to stand we do here this day, every man whatsoever before you for the LORD your God shall is right in his own eyes. lay the fear of you, and the dread of you 9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, and to the inheritance which the LORD your as he hath said unto you."

God giveth you. 26 Behold, I set before you this day al 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and blessing and a curse :

Idwell in the land which the LORD your God hart.

Blood is forbidden.. DEUTERONOMY. Enticers to idolatry giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth blood : for the blood is the life; and thou you rest from all your enemies round about, mayest not eat the life with the flesh. so that ye dwell in safety :

1 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour 11 Then there shall be a place which the it upon the earth as water. LORD your God shall choose to cause his 25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring well with thee, and with thy children after all that I command you; your burnt-offer- thee, when thou shalt do that which is right ings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and in the sight of the LORD. the heave-offering of your hand, and all 26 { Only thy holy things which thou your choice vows which he vow unto the hast, and thy rows, thou shalt take, and LORD:

Igo unto the place which the LORD shall 12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD choose : your God, ye, and your sous, and your 27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerdaughters, and your men-servants, and ings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar your maid-servants, and the Levite that is of the LORD thy God : and the blood of thy within your gates, forasmuch as he hath sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar no part nor inheritance with you.

of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat 13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer the flesh. not thy burnt-offerings in every place that 28 Observe and hear all these words thou seest:

which I command thee, that it may go well 14 But in the place which the LORD shall with thee, and with thy children after thee choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt for ever, when thou doest that which is good offer thy burnt-offerings, and there thou and right in the sight of the LORD thy shalt do all that I command thee.

God. 15 | Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill 29 | When the LORD thy God shall cut and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever off the nations from before thee, whither thy soul lusteth after, according to the bless-thou goest to possess them, and thou sucing of the LORD thy God which he hath ceedest them, and dwellest in their land; given thee: the unclean and the clean may 30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not eat thereof, as of the roe-buck, and as of the snared by following them, after that they

be destroyed from before thee; and that 16 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye thou inquire not after their gods, saying, shall pour it upon the earth as water. How did these nations serve their gods?

17 T Thou mayest not eat within thy even so will I do likewise. gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or thy God; for every abomination to the of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which LORD which he hateth have they done unto thou vowest, nor thy freewill-offerings, or their gods; for even their sons and their heave-offering of thine hand:

daughters they have burnt in the fire to their 18 But thou must eat them before the gods. LORD thy God in the place which the 32 What thing soever I command you, LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, nor diminish from it. and thy maid-servant, and the Levite that

CHAP. XIII. is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice TF there arise among you a prophet, or a before the LORD thy God in all that thou I dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a puttest thine hands unto.

sign or a wonder, 19 Take heed to thyself that thou for- 2 And the sign or the wonder come to sake not the Levite as long as thou livest pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, upon the earth.

Let us go after other gods, which thou hast *20 When the LORD thy God shall en- not known, and let us serve them; large thy border, as he hath promised thee, 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams : thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest for the LORD your God proveth you, to eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth af- know whether ye love the LORD your God ter.

with all your heart and with all your soul. 21 If the place which the LORD thy God 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, hath chosen to put his name there be too and fear him, and keep his commandments, far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath ard cleave unto him. i given thee, as I have commanded thee, and 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy dreams, shall be put to death; because he soul lusteth after.

hath spoken to turn you away from the 22 Even as the roe-buck and the hart is LORD your God, which brought you out of eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out and the clean shall eat of them alike. of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out 23 Only be sure that thou eat not thelof the way which the LORD thy God com

to be stoned to death.

CHAP. XIV.: Tithes of divine service. manded thee to walk in. So slialt thou puti 2 For thou art an holy people unto the the evil away from the midst of thee. LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen

6.1 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of above all the nations that are upon the the bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine earth. own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let 3 & Thou shalt not eat any abominable is go and serve other gods, which thou hast thing. not known, thou, nor thy fathers;

4 These are the beasts which ye shall 7 Namely, of the gods of the people eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, which are found about you, nigh unto thee, 5 The hart, and the roe-buck, and the er far off from thee, from the one end of the fallow-deer, and the wild-goat, and the pyearth eren unto the other end of the earth; garg, and the wild-ox, and the chamois.

8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor 6 And every beast that parteth the hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, pity hin, neither shalt thou spare, neither and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that shalt thou conceal him :

ye shall eat. 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine 7 Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, of hand shall be first upon him to put him to them that chew the cud, or of them that dideath, and afterward the hand of all the vide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the people.

hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones but divide not the hoof; therefore they are that he die; because he hath sought to unclean unto you. thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, 8 And the swine, because it divideth the which brought thee out of the land of hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean Egypt from the house of bondage. Junto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh,

11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and nor touch their dead carcass. shall do no more any such wickedness as 9 1 These ye shall eat, of all that are in this is, among you.

the waters: all that have fins and scales 12 f If thou shalt hear say in one of thy shall ye eat : cities, which the LORD thy God hath given 10 And whatsoever hath not fins and thee to dwell there, saying,

scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto 13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are you. gone out from among you, and have with-1 11 [ Of all clean birds ye shall eat. drawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, 12 But these are they of which ye shall Let us go and serve other gods, which ye not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and have not known;

the ospray, 14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make 13 And the glede, and the kite, and the search, and ask diligently; and behold, if it vulture after his kind, be truth, and the thing certain, that such 14 And every raven after his kind, abomination is wrought among you;

15 And the owl, and the night-hawk, 15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabit- and the cuckow, and the hawk aster liis ants of that city with the edge of the sword, kind, destroying it uiterly, and all that is therein, 16 The little owl, and the great owl, and and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the the swan, sword.

| 17 And the pelican, and the gier-eagle, 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of and the cormorant, it iatn the midst of the street thereof, and 18 And the stork, and the heron after her shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.. thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: 19 And every creeping thing that flieth and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not is unclean unto you: they shall not be be built again.

eaten. 17 And there shall cleave nought of the 20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat. cursed thing to thine hand : that the LORD 21 [ Ye shall not eat of any thing that may turn from the fierceness of his anger, dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the and shew thee mercy, and have compassion stranger that is in thy gates, that he may upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: sworn unto thy fathers;

for thou art an holy people unto the LORD 18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in of the LORD thy God, to keep all his com- his inother's milk. mandments which I command thee this 22 I Thou shalt truly tithe all the inday, to do that which is right in the eyes of crease of thy seed, that the field bringeth the LORD thy God.

forth year by year. CHAP. XIV.

| 23 | And thou shalt eat before the LORD VE are the children of the LORD your thy God, in the place which he shall choose

1 God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor to place his name there, the tithe of thy make any baldness between your eyes for corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the the dead

firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; Blood is forbidden.. DEUTERONOMY. Enticers to idolatry giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth blood : for the blood is the life; and thou you rest from all your enemies round about, mayest not eat the life with the flesh. so that ye dwell in safety :

1 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour 11 Then there shall be a place which the it upon the earth as water. LORD your God shall choose to cause his 25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring well with thee, and with thy children after all that I command you; your burnt-offer- thee, when thou shalt do that which is right ings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and in the sight of the LORD. the heave-offering of your hand, and all 26 1 Only thy holy things which thou your choice vows which he vow unto the hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and LORD:

go unto the place which the LORD shall 12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD choose : your God, ye, and your sons, and your 27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerdaughters, and your men-servants, and ings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar your maid-servants, and the Levite that is of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy within your gates; forasmuch as he hath sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar no part nor inheritance with you.

of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat 13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer the flesh. not thy burnt-offerings in every place that 28 Observe and hear all these words thou seest:

which I command thee, that it may go well 14 But in the place which the LORD shall with thee, and with thy children after thee choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt for ever, when thou doest that which is good offer thy burnt-offerings, and there thou and right in the sight of the LORD thy shalt do all that I command thee.

God. 15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill 29 | When the LORD thy God shall cut and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever off the nations from before thee, whither thy soul lusteth after, according to the bless-thou goest to possess them, and thou sucing of the LORD thy God which he hath ceedest them, and dwellest in their land; given thee: the unclean and the clean may 30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not eat thereof, as of the roe-buck, and as of the snared by following them, after that they hart.

be destroyed from before thee; and that 16 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye thou inquire not after their gods, saying, shall pour it upon the earth as water. How did these nations serve their gods?

17 I Thou mayest not eat within thy even so will I do likewise. gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or thy God; for every abomination to the of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which LORD which he hateth have they done unto thou vowest, nor thy freewill-offerings, or their gods; for even their sons and their heave-offering of thine hand: . daughters they have burnt in the fire to their

18 But thou must eat them before the gods. LORD thy God in the place which the 32 What thing soever I command you, LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, nor diminish from it. and thy maid-servant, and the Levite that

CHAP. XIII. is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice TF there arise among you a prophet, or a before the LORD thy God in all that thou I dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a puttest thine hands unto.

sign or a wonder, 19 | Take heed to thyself that thou for- 2 And the sign or the wonder come to sake not the Levite as long as thou livest pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, upon the earth.

Let us go after other gods, which thou hast 20 TWhen the LORD thy God shall en not known, and let us serve them; large thy border, as he hath promised thee, 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams : thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest for the LORD your God proveth you, to eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth af- know whether ye love the LORD your God ter.

with all your heart and with all your soul. 21 If the place which the LORD thy God 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, hath chosen to put his name there be too and fear him, and keep his commandments, far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath ard cleave unto him. given thee, as I have commanded thee, and 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy dreams, shall be put to death; because he soul lusteth after.

hath spoken to turn you away from the 22 Even as the roe-buck and the hart is|LORD your God, which brought you out of eaten, so thou shalt eat them : the unclean the land of Egypt, and redeemed rou out and the clean shall eat of them alike. Jof the house of bondage, to thrust thee out 23 Only be sure that thou eat not thelof the way which the LORD thy God comto be stoned to death

CHAP. XIV. Tithes of divine service. manded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put 2 For thou art an holy people unto the the evil away from the midst of thee. LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen

61 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of above all the nations that are upon the thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine earth. own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let 3 1 Thou shalt not eat any abominable us go and serve other gods, which thou hast thing. not known, thou, nor thy fathers;

4 These are the beasts which ye shall 7 Namely, of the gods of the people eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, which are round about you, nigh unto thee, 5 The hart, and the roe-buck, and the or far off frorn thee, from the one end of the fallow-deer, and the wild-goat, and the pyearth even unto the other end of the earth; garg, and the wild-ox, and the chamois.

8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor 6 And every beast that parteth the bearken unto him; neither shall thine eye hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, pity hiin, neither shalt thou spare, neither and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that shalt thou conceal him :

ye shall eat. 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine 7 Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, of hand shall be first upon him to put him to them that chew the cud, or of them that dideath, and afterward the hand of all the vide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the people.

hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones but divide not the hoof; therefore they are that he die; because he hath sought to unclean unto you. thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, 8 And the swine, because it divideth the which brought thee out of the land of hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean Egypt from the house of bondage. unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh,

11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and nor touch their dead carcass. shall do no more any such wickedness as 9f These ye shall eat, of all that are in this is, among you.

the waters: all that have fins and scales 12 1 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy shall ye eat: cities, which the LORD thy God hath given 10 And whatsoever hath not fins and thee to dwell there, saying,

scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto 13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are you. gone out from among you, and have with-111 [ Of all clean birds ye shall eat. drawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, 12 But these are they of which ye shall Let us go and serve other gods, which ye not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and have not known;

the ospray, 14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make 13 And the glede, and the kite, and the search, and ask diligently; and behold, if it vulture after his kind, be truth, and the thing certain, that such 14 And every raven after his kind, abomination is wrought among you;

15 And the owl, and the night-hawk, 15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabit- and the cuckow, and the hawk after his ants of that city with the edge of the sword, kind, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, 16 The little owl, and the great owl, and, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the the swan, se sword.

a 17 And the pelican, and the gier-eagle, 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of and the cormorant, it into the midst of the street thereof, and 18 And the stork, and the heron after her shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: 19 And every creeping thing that flieth and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not is unclean unto you: they shall not be be built again.

eaten. 17 And there shall cleave nought of the 20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat. cursed thing to thine hand : that the LORD 21 [ Ye shall not eat of any thing that may turn from the fierceness of his anger, dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the and shew thee mercy, and have compassion stranger that is in thy gates, that he may upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath eat it, or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: sworn unto thy fathers;

for thou art an holy people unto the LORD 18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in of the LORD thy God, to keep all his com- his inother's milk. mandments which I command thee this 22 | Thou shalt truly tithe all the inday, to do that which is right in the eyes of crease of thy seed, that the field bringeth the LORD thy God.

forth year by year. CHAP, XIV.

23 1 And thou shalt eat before the LORD VE are the children of the LORD your thy God, in the place which he shall choose

1 God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor to place his name there, the tithe of thy make any baldness between your eyes for corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the the dead

firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks ;

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