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€Wer. 6" And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose; 7 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD. * They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which Cometh of the Sale of his patrimony. !" When thou art come into the

giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found filmong you any Ome that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, oran observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, ll. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, Of a necromancer. BFor all that do these things are an abomination unto the Torp: and because of these abominations the Lord thy Goddoth drive them out from before thee. 13. Thou shalt be perfect with the LoRD thy God. 4.For these nations, which thou t possess, hearkened unto obovers of times, and unto diWiners: but as for thee, the Lord o hath not suffered thee M.

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The Letite's portion. DEUTERONOMY, XIX.

land which the LORD thy God.

The cities of refuge.

whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him, But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21 And if thou say in thine hea How shall we know the wor which the LORD hath not spoken? 22 When a o het speaketh, in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath so it, presumptuously: thou Shalt not be afraid of him.

CHAPTER XIX. 1 The cities of refuge. 4 The vilege thereof for the manslayer. 14. The lamomark is not to be removed, 15 Two wifmesses at the least. 16 The punishment of a false witness. WHEN the LORD thy God hath cut off the nations, whose land the LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou succeedest them, and, dyvellest in their cities, and in their houses; 2 Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LoRp thy God giveth thee to possess it. 3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and divide the coasts of thy land, which the LORD, thy God giveth thee to inherit, into three parts, that every slayer may flee thither. * And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past; 5 As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a Stroke with the axe to Cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth u on his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live: 6 Lest the avenger, of the blood ursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay, him; whereas he was not worthy of death, o: as he hated him Ot in time past. no Whool. I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate cities for thee. 215


Offalse witness.

8 And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, and give thee all the land which he promised to give unto thy fathers; 9 If thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt thou add three cities more for thee, beside these three: 10 That innocent, blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God §. thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee. 11 " But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him, mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities: 12 Then the elders of his city shall Send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. 13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee. 14 " Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it. 15 " One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth : at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. 16. " If a false witness rise up ho any man to testify against him that which is wrong ; 17. Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall Stand before the LORD, before the Fo and the judges, which shall in those days; 18 And the judges shall make #iff." inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother: 19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you. 20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you. 21 And thine §§ shall not pity;

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but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. CHAPTER XX. The priest's eachortation to encourage the people to battle. 5. The officers' proolamation who are to be dismissed from the war. How to use the cities that accept or refuse the proclamation of ace. 16 at cities must be devoted. 9 Trees, of man's meat must not be destroyed in the siege. Who thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and Seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 2 And it shall be, when § are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people, 3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; , . 4. For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you ago; your enemies, to saye you. * And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him o and return to his house, lest he ie in the battle, and another man dedicate it. 6 And what man is he that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not jet eaten of it?’ let him also go and return unto his house, lest he die | the battle, and another man eat Of it. 7 And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her. 8 And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there thqt is fearful and fainthearted? let him o and return unto his house, les: is brethren's heart faint as well as his heart. 9 And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of lo, unto the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people. 10 * When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

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observed in war.

11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the ple that is found therein shall tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee. 12 And if it will make. no peace with thee, but will make war * thee, then thou shalt be€ 15: 13 And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:

14 But the women, and the little

Qnes, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spóil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee. lá Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations. 16 But of the cities of these § ple, which the Lord thy God doth gly, thee for an inheritance, thou §halt, save alive nothing" that breatheth: 17 But thou shalt utterly destroy m; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the Lord thy God th commanded thee: 18 That they teach you not to do after all their abóminations, which they have done unto their ; SO should ye sin against the RD {!}. God. 19" When thou shalt besiege a $o a long time, in making war *śāinst it to take it, thou shalt not ostroy the trees thereof by for. Qing an axe against them: for thou *West eat of them, and thou shalt Ilot cut them down (for the tree of ° field is man's life) to employ them in the siege: * Only the trees which thou 9West that they be not trees for * thou shalf destroy and cut b “In down; and thou shalt build ulwarks against the city that *keth war with thee, until it be Subdued.

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~ DEUTERONOMY, XXI. Of uncertain murder.

Fome be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to Fo it, lying in the field, and it not known who hath slain him: 2 Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain : 3 And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke : 4 And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall Strike § the heifer's neck there in the


5 old the priests the sons of Levi Shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD ; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:

6 And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man, . shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the val


#And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen

'lú. 8 Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them. 9 So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD. 10 " When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD th God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive, 11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest. have her to thy wife; 12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her

nails; 13 And she shall put the raiment

of her captivity from off her, and

shall remain *,one house, and

Of a stubborn son.

bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. 14 And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her. 15 " If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have borne him children. both the beloved and the hated: and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated : 16 Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the Son of the beloved firstborn before the Son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn : 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion Of all that he hath : for he is the beginning of his strength ; the right of the firstborn is his. | 18 " If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them : 19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place ; 20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is Stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. 21. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you ; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. 22*. And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: 23. His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in o, wise bury him that day : (for he that is hanged in accursed, of God:) , that, thy land be not defiled, which the "LORD thy. God giveth thee for an inheritance.


Of humanity.

CHAPTER XXII. 1 Qf humanity toward brethren. The ser is to be distinguished by apparel. 6 The dam is not to be taken with her young ones. 8 The house must have battlements. 9 Confusion is to be avoided. 12 Fringes upon the vesture. 13 The punishment of him that slandereth his wife. 20, 22 Of ;to 25 of rape, 28 a of fornication. Incest. Togy shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them : thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother. 2 And if thy brother be not #. unto thee, or if thou, know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again. 3 In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost things of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself. 4 * Thou shaft not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again. 5 * The woman shall not wear that which footh unto a mall, neither shall a man put on a wo: man's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. 6 " If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in o tree, or on the ground, whether t o: young ones, or eggs, and the sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young : 7 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days. 8 * When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence. 9 * Thou shalt not sow thy vine: yard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled. i0 * Thou shait not plough with an Ox and an ass together. 11 * Thou shalt not wear a guro

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and ordinances.

that they die; the damsel, because
she cried not, being in the city ;
and the man, because he hath
humbled his neighbour's wife:
so thou shalt put away evil from
25 || But if a man find a betroth-
ed damsel in the field, and the
man force her, and lie with her;
then the man only that lay with
her Shall die:
26 But unto the damsel, thou
shalt do nothing; there is in the
damsel no sin worthy of death :
for as when a man riseth against
his neighbour, and slayeth him,
even so is this matter:
27 For he found her in the field,
amd the betrothed damsel cried,
asid there was none to save her.
- " If a man find a damsel
that is a virgin, which is not be-
trothed, and lay hold on her, and
lie with her, and they be found;
29. Then the man that lay with
her shall give unto the damsel's

y father fifty shekels of silver, and

she shall be his wife; because he
hath humbled her, he may not put
her away all his days. -
30 T. man shall not take his
father's wife, nor discover his fa-
ther's Skirt.
1 Who may or may not enter into the
congregation. 9 Uncleanness, be
avoided in the host. 15 Of the fugitive
servant. 17. Of filthiness. 18 Of abomi;
nable sacrifices. 19 Of w8wrij. 21 Of
vows. 24 Of trespasses.
E that is wounded, in the
stones, or hath, his privy
member cut off, shall, not enter
into the congregation of the LORD.
2 A bastard shall not enter into
the congregation of the LORD.:
even to his tenth generation shall
he not enter into the congregation
of the LORD. -
3. An Ammonite or Moabite shall
not enter into the congregation of
the Lord ; even to their tenth gen-
eration shall they not enter into
the congregation of the LORD for
4. Because they met you not with
bread and with water in the Way,
when ye came forth out of Egypt:
and because they hired agains:
thee Balaam the son of Beor of
Pethor of Mesopotamia, to Curse

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