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Of uncleanness.

turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee. 6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever. 7 * Thou Shalt not abhor an Edomite: for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian ; because thou wast a stranger in his land. 8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation. 9 * When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing. 10 * If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp : 11 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the Sun is down, he shall come into the camp again. 12 * Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad: 13 And thou shalt have a paddle ". thy weapon ; and it shall be, when thou wilfease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig there with, and shalt turn back and cover that which Cometh from thee: 14 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee. 15"| Thou Shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee: 16 He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him. 17 * There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the Lord th God for any vow: for even bo, these are abomination unto the LORD o, God. 19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy other: usury of

DEUTERONOMY, XXIV.

. Of divorce.

money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: 20. Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou Settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 21 TWhen thou Shalt Vow a VOW unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will o, require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. 22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. 23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LQRR thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth. 24 * When thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel. 25 When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn.

CHAPTER XXIV.

1 of divorce. 5. A new married man goeth not to war, 6, 10 Of pledges..., 7 Of ma; stealers. 8. Of leprosy. s: The hire is to be given. 16 Of justice. 19 Of charity. HEN a man hath taken 8 wife, and married her, an it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. 2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and another man's wife. 3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house: or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife: 4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled : for that is abomination before the Lord: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, whic the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

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DEUTERONOMY, XXV.

Of charity.

thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing. 19 " When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow : that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands. 20 When thou beatest thine Olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs in : it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

CHAPTER XXV. 1 Stripes must not eacceed forty. 4 The or is not to be muzzled. 5 Of raising seed unto a brother. 11 Of the immodest woman. 13 Of unjust weights. 17 The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out. I. there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a Certain number. 3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed : lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee. 4 * Thou shalt not muzzle the Ox when he treadeth out the corm. 5 " If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall § in unto her, and take her to im to wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother unto her. 6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall Succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of gruel.

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Of unjust weights. 7 And if the man like not to take his bröther's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and . My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty Of o husband's brother. 8 Then, the elders of his, city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her; 9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house. 0 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed. 11 * When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that Smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: 12 Then thou Shalt cut off her hand, thine §§ shall not pity her. 13 * Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a

sinall: 14 Thou shalt not have in thine Ouse divers measures, a great and a small: 15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy

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16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD th. God.

7 * Remember What Amalek

did unto thee o, the way, when ye were come forth out of o

18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hind most of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

19_Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forgetgo

DEUTERONOMY, XXVI.

The offering of

CHAPTER XXVI. 1 The confession of him that offereth the basket of first fruits...12 The prayer of him that giveth his third year's tithes. 16 The covenant between 8. and the people. ND it shall be, when thou art Come in unto the land which the LORD thy God #. thee for an inheritanče, and possessest it, and dwellest therein; 2 That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there. 3 And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our fathers for to give us. 4 And the priest shall take the basket Out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God. 5. And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD, thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into *ś, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous: 6 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: 7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression: 8 And the LORD brought us forth Out of §: With a mi o hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: 9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey. 10 And now, behold, I have lo the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt Set it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God: 11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath ‘. unto th and unto thine house, thou,

the firstfruits.

the Levite, and the stranger that is among you. 12 * When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled; 13. Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them : 14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away aught thereof for any unclean use, nor given aught thereof for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded me. 15. Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy ple Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey. 16". This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy

ul. 17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk Jin his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: 18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; 19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be a holy people unto the LORD thy §. as he hath spoken. CHAPTER XXVII. 1 The people are commanded to write the law it stones, 5 and to build an altar of whole stones. 11. The tribes divided on Gerizim and Ebal. 14

The curses pronounced on mount Ebal,

DEUTERONOMY, XXVII. Obedience enjoined. DEUTERONOMY, XXVIII.

ND Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day. 2 And it shall be, on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up #. Stones, and plaster them with plaster: 3 And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto tue land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee. 4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye shall Set up these Stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaster them with plaster. 5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar Of Stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them. 6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offer{. thereon unto the LORD thy

7 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God. 8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly. 9 And Moses and the priests the Levites Spake unto all Israel, Saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God. 10 Thou shalt therefore Obe the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day. 11 " And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, 12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan ; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Jso and Benjamin : 13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse ; Heuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. 14 " And the Levites shall Speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice;

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The blessings

15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place: and all the people shall answer and say, Amen... 16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother: and all the people shall say, Amen. 17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark: and all the people shall say, Amen. 18. Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander Out of the way: and all the people shall say, Amen. 19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the Stranger, fatherless, and widow ; and all the people shall say, Amen. 20 Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt: and all the people shall say, Amen. 21 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast: and all the Ueople shall say, Amen. 22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother: and all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law : and all the people shall say, Amen. 24 Cursed be he that Smiteth his neighbour secretly: and all the people shall say, Amen. 25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person: and all the people shall say, Amen. 26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words Of this law to do them: and all the people shall say, Amen. CHAPTER XXVIII. 1 The blessings for , obedience. 15 The curses for disobedience. ND it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to Observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set, thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. 4 Blessed shalls; the fruit of thy

for obedience.

body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. 6 Blessed 8halt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed 8halt thou be when thou goest out. 7. The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven

ways. 8. The LORD shall command the blessing o thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou Settest thine hand unto ; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God #. thee. 9 The LORD shall establish thee a holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his

WayS. }} And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee. 11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD, sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his Season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou Shalt lend unto many nations, and thou Shalt not borrow. 13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou Shalt not be beneath ; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: 14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I Command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. 15 " But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to obServe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses

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