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Of tithes cud among the beasts, that ye shall there, when the LORD thy God hath eat.

blessed thee: 7 Nevertheless, these ye shall 25 Then shalt thou turn it into not eat, of them that chew the money, and bind up the money in cud, or of them that divide the clothy

hand, and shalt go unto the yen hoof;,

as the camel, and the place which the LORD thy God hare, and the coney: for they chew shall choose : the cud, but divide not the hoof; 26 And thou shalt bestow that therefore they are unclean untó money for whatsoever thy soul you.

lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, 8 And the swine, because it di-or for wine, or for strong drink, videth the hoof, yet cheweth not the or for whatsoever thy soul de cud, it is unclean unto you: ye sireth: and thou shalt eat there beshall not eat of their flesh, nor fore the LORD thy God, and thou touch their dead carcass.

shalt rejoice, thou, and thy house91 These ye shall eat, of all hold. that are in the waters: all that have 27 And the Levite that is within fins and scales shall ye eat:

thy gates; thou shalt not forsake 10 And whatsoever hath not fins him for he hath no part nor inand scales ye may not eat; it is un- heritance with thee. clean unto you.

28 1 At the end of three years 11 1 Of all clean birds ye shall thou shalt bring forth all the tithe eat.

of thine increase the same year, 12 But these are they of which and shalt lay it up within thy ye shall not eat: The eagle, and gates : the ossifrage, and the

ospray, 29 And the Levite, (because he 13 And the glede, and the kite, hath no part nor inheritance with and the vulture after his kind, thee) and the stranger, and the fa.14 And every raven after his therless, and the widow, which are kind,

within thy gates, shall come, and 15 And the owl, and the night shall eat and be satisfied; that the hawk, and the cuckoo, and the LORD thy God may bless thee in hawk after his kind,

all the work of thy hand which 16 The little owl, and the great thou doest. owl, and the swan,

CHAP. XV. 17 And the polican, and the gier Of the Year of Release.

18 And the stork, and the heron A Thhe end of every seven years after her kind, and the lapwing, 2 And this is the manner of the and the bat.

release: Every creditor that lend19 And every creeping thing that eth aught unto his neighbour, shall Nieth is unclean unto you: they release it; he shall not exact it of shall not be eaten.

his neighbour, or of his brother ; 20 But of all clean fowls ye may because it is called the LORD's reeat.

lease. 21 [ Ye shall not eat of any 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest ex thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt act it again but that which is give it unto the stranger that is in thine with thy brother thy hand thy gates, that he may eat it; or shall release: thou mayest sell it unto an alien: 4 Save when there shall be no for thou art a holy people unto the poor among you; for the LORD LORD thy God. Thou shalt not shall greatly bless thee in the land seethe a kid in his mother's milk. which the LORD thy God giveth

22. T Thou shalt truly tithe all thee for an inheritance to possess the increase of thy seed, that the it: field bringeth forth year by year. 5 Only if thou carefully hearken

23 | And thou shalt eat before unto the voice of the LORD thy the LORD thy God, in the place God, to observe to do all these which he shall choose to place his commandments which I command name there, the tithe of thy corn, thee this day. of thy wine, and of thine oil, and 6 For the LORD thy God blesseth the firstlings of thy herds and of thee, as he promised thee: and thy flocks; that thou mayest learn thou shalt lend unto many nations, to fear the LORD thy God always. but thou shalt not borrow; and

24 And if the way be too long thou shalt reign over many nations, for thee, so that thou art not able but they shall not reign over to carry it; or if the place be too thee. far from thee, which the LORD thy 7. If there be among you a poor God shall choose to set his namel man of one of thy brethren within



Of the year of rclease. DEUTERONOMY, Of the passover any of thy gates in thy land which come of thy herd and of thy the LORD thy God giveth thee, flock thou shalt sanctify unto the thou shalt not harden thy heart, LORD thy God: thou shalt do no nor shut thy hand from thy poor work with the firstling of thy bulbrother :

lock, nor shear the firstling of thy 8 But thou shalt open thy hand sheep. wide unto him, and shalt surely 20 Thou shalt eat it before the lend him sufficient for his need, in LORD thy God year by year in the that which he wanteth.

place which the LORD shall choose, 9 Beware that there be not a thou and thy household. thought in thy wicked heart, say 21 And if there be any blemish ing, The seventh year, the year of therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or release, is at hand; and thine eye have any ill blemish, thou shalt not be evil agạinst thy poor brother, sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God. and thou givest him nought; and 22 Thou shalt eat it within thy he cry unto the LORD against thee, gates: the unclean and the clean and it be sin unto thee.

person shall eat it alike, as the 10 Thou shalt surely give him, roe-buck, and as the hart. and thy heart shall not be grieved 23 Only thou shalt not eat the when thou givest unto him: be- blood thereof; thou shalt pour it cause that for this thing the LORD upon the ground as water. thy God shall bless thee in all thy

CHAP. XVI. works, and in all that thou puttest The Solemn Yearly Feasts. thy hand unto.

BSERVE the month of Abib, 11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I com- the LORD thy God: for in the mand thee, saying, Thou shalt month of Abib the LORD thy God open thy, hand wide unto thy bro- brought thee forth out of Egypt by ther, to thy poor, and to thy needy, night. in thy land.

2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice 12 1 And if thy brother, a He- the passover unto the LORD thy brew man, or a Hebrew woman, God, of the flock and the herd, in be sold unto thee, and serve thee the place which the LORD shall six years, then in the seventh year choose to place his name there. thou shalt let him go free from 3 Thou shalt eat no leavened thee.

bread with it; seven days shalt 13 And when thou sendest him thou eat unleavened bread thereout free from thee, thou shalt not with, even the bread of affliction; let him go away empty :

(for thou camest forth out of the 14 Thou shalt furnish him libe- land of Egypt in haste :) that thou rally out of thy flock, and out of mayest remember the day, when thy floor, and out of thy wine- thou camest forth out of the land press: of that wherewith the LORD of Egypt, all the days of thy life. thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt 4 And there shall be no leavened give unto him.

bread seen with thee in all thy 15 And thou shalt remember that coasts seven days į neither shal thou wast a bond-man in the land there any thing of the flesh, which of Egypt, and the LORD thy God thou sacrificedst the first day a: redeemed thee: therefore I com- even, remain all night until the mand thee this thing to-day: morning.

16 | And it shall be, if he say 5 Thou mayest not sacrifice th> unto thee, I will not go away from passover within any of thy gates thee; because he loveth thee and which the LORD thy God giveth thy house, because he is well with thee: thee;

6 But at the place which the 17 Then thou shalt take an awl, LORD thy God shall choose to and thrust it through his ear unto place his name in, there thou shalt the door, and he shall be thy ser- sacrifice the passover at even, at vant for ever.. And also unto thy the going down of the sun, at the maid-servant thou shalt do like-season that thou camest forth out wise.

of Egypt. 18 It shall not seem hard unto 7 And thou shalt roast and eat thee, when thou sendest him away it in the place which the LORD thy free from thee: for he hath been God shall choose : and thou shalt worth a double hired servant to turn in the morning, and go unto thee, in serving thee six years: and thy tents. the LORD thy God shall bless thee 8 Six days thou shalt eat unleain all that thou doest.

vened bread : and on the seventh 19 1 All the firstling males that day shall be a solemn assembly to


feast of weeks, &c.

CHAP.XVII. Of judges and justice the LORD thy God: thou shalt do pervert the words of the right no work therein.

eous. 91T Seven weeks shalt thou num 20 That which is altogether just ber unto thec: begin to number shalt thou follow, that thou mayest the seven weeks from such time live, and inherit the land which the as thou beginnest to put the sickle LORD thy God giveth thee. to the corn.

21 Thou shalt not plant thee 10 And thou shalt keep the feast a grove of any trees near unto the of weeks unto the LORD thy God altar of the LORD thy God,

which with a tribute of a free-will-offering thou shalt make thee. of thy hand, which thou shalt give 22 Neither shalt thou set thee up unto the LORD thy God, accord- any image; which the LORD thy ing as the LORD thy God hath bless-God hateth. ed thee:

CHAP. XVII. 11 And thou shalt rejoice before Idolaters to be put to death. the LORD thy God, bhou, and thi THUL shalt not sacrifice unto man-servant, and thy maid-servant, lock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, and the Levite that is within thy or any evil favouredness: for that gates, and the stranger, and the fa-l is an abomination unto the LORD therless, and the widow, that are thy God. among you, in the place which the 2 | If there be found among you, LORD thy God hath chosen to place within any

of thy gates which the his name there.

LORD thy God giveth thee, man or 12 And thou shalt remember that woman that hath wrought wickedthou wast a bond-man in Egypt: ness in the sight of the LORD thy and thou shalt

observe and do these God, in transgressing his covestatutes.

pant, 13 1 Thou shalt observe the feast 3 And hath gone and served other of tabernacles seven days, after gods, and worshipped them, either that thou hast gathered in thy corn, the sun, or moon, or any of the and thy wine.

host of heaven, which I have not 14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy commanded; feast, thou, and thy son, and thy 4 And it be told thee, and thou daughter, and thy man-servant, hast heard of it, and inquired diliand thy maid-servant, and the Legently, and behold, it be true, and vite, the stranger, and the father- the thing certain, that such abomiless, and the widow, that are with nation is wrought in Israel in thy gates :

5 Then shalt thou bring forth 15 Seven days shalt thou keep a that man or that woman, which solemn feast unto the LORD thy have committed that wicked thing, God in the place which the LORD unto thy gates, even that man or shall choose: because the LORD that woman, and shalt stone them thy God shall bless thee in all thine with stones, till they die. increase, and in all the works of 6 At the mouth of two witnesses, thy hands, therefore thou shalt or three witnesses, shall he that is surely rejoice.

worthy of death be put to death; 16 T Three times in a year shall but at the mouth of one witness he all thy males appear before the shall not be put to death. LORD thy God in the place which 7 The hands of the witnesses he shall choose; in the

feast of un- shall be first upon him to put him leavened bread, and in the feast of to death, and afterward the hands weeks, and in the feast of taberna- of all the people. So thou shalt cles : and they shall not appear be- put the evil away from among fore the LORD empty :

you. 17 Every man shall give as he is 8 1 If there arise a matter too able, according to the blessing of hard for thee in judgment, between the LORD thy God which he hath blood and blood, between plea and

plea, and between stroke and 18 1 Judges and officers shalt stroke, being matters of controyerthou make thee in all thy gates, sy within thy gates : then shalt which the LORD thy God giveth thou arise, and get thee up into thee, throughout thy tribes: and the place which the LORD thy God they shall judge the people with shall choose; just judgment.

9 And thou shalt come unto thc 19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; priests the Levites, and unto the thou shalt not respect persons, nei-judge that shall be in those days, ther take a gift: for a gift 'doth and inquire; and they shall shew blind the cyes of the wise, and thee the sentence of judgment:

given thee.

Election, &c. of a king. DEUTERONOMY, Portion for the priests

10 And thou shalt do according |he, and his children, in the midst to the sentence, which they of that of Israel. place which the LORD shall choose

CHAP. XVIII. shall shew thee; and thou shalt ob Priests' and Levites' Portion. serve to do according to all that THE priests the Levites, and all

11 According to the sentence of no part nor inheritance with Isthe law which they shall teach rael : they shall eat the offerings thee, and according to the judg- of the LORD made by fire, and ment which they shall tell thee, his inheritance. thou shalt do: thou shalt not de 2 Therefore shall they have no cline from the sentence which they inheritance among their brethren: shall shew thee, to the right hand, the LORD is their inheritance, as nor to the left.

he hath said unto them. 12 | And the man that will do 3 | And this shall be the priest's presumptuously, and will not due from the people, from them hearken unto the priest that stand that offer a sacrifice, whether it be eth to minister there before the ox or sheep,; and they shall give LORD thy God, or unto the judge, unto the priest the shoulder, and even that man shall die: and thou the two cheeks, and the maw. shalt put away the evil from 4 The first-fruit also of thy corn, Israel.

of thy wine, and of thine oil, and 13 And all the people shall hear, the first of the fleece of thy sheep, and fear, and do no more pre-shalt thou give him. Bumptuously.

5 For the LORD thy God hath 14 T When thou art come unto chosen him out of all thy tribes, the land which the LORD thy God to stand to minister in the name giveth thee, and

shalt possess it, of the LORD, him and his sons for and shalt dwell therein, and shalt ever. say, I will set a king over me,

6 | And if a Levite come from like as all the nations that are any of thy gates out of all Israel, about me;

where he sojourned, and come 15 Thou shalt in any wise set with all the desire of his mind him king over thee whom the unto the place which the LORD LORD thy God shall choose : one shall choose; from among thy brethren shalt thou 7 Then he shall minister in the set king over thee: thou mayest name of the LORD his God, as all not set a stranger over thee, which his brethren the Levites do, which is not thy brother,

stand there before the LORD. 16 But he shall not multiply 8 They shall have like portions horses to himself, nor cause the to eat, besides that which cometh people to return to Egypt, to the of the sale of his patrimony, end that he should multiply horses : 9 | When thou art come into the forasmuch as the LORD hath said land which the LORD thy God givunto you, Ye shall henceforth re-eth thee, thou shalt not learn to do turn no more that way.

after the abominations of those 17 Neither shall he multiply nations. wives to himself, that his heart 10 There shall not be found turn not away: neither shall he among you any one that maketh greatly, multiply to himself silver his son or his daughter to pass and gold.

through the fire, or that useth di18 And it shall be when he sit- vination, or an observer of times, teth upon the throne of his king- or an enchanter, or a witch, dom, that he shall write him a 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter copy of this law in a book out of with familiar spirits, or a wizard, that which is before the priests the or a necromancer. Levites.

12 For all that do these things 19 And it shall be with him, and are an abomination unto the he shall read therein all the days of LORD: and because of these his life: that he may learn to fear abominations the LORD thy God the LORD his God, to keep all the doth drive them out from before words of this law and these sta- thee. tutes, to do them:

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the 20 That his heart be not lifted LORD thy God. up above his brethren, and that 14 For these nations, which thou he turn not aside from the com- shalt possess, hearkened unto obmandment to the right hand or to servers of times, and unto diviners the left: to the end that he may but as for thee, the LORD thy God prolong his days in his kingdom, hath not suffered thee so to do.



Of Christ, the true Prophet. CHAP. XIX. Of the cities of refuge.

15 1 The LORD thy God will stroke with the axe to cut down raise up unto thee a Prophet from the tree, and the head slippeth the midst of thee, of thy brethren, from the helve, and lighteth upon like unto me; unto him ye shall his neighbour, that he die; be shall hearken,

flee unto one of these cities, and 16 According to all that thou live: desiredst of the LORD thy God in 6 Lest the avenger of the blood Horeb in the day of the assembly, pursue the slayer, while his heart saying, Let me not hear again the iş hot, and overtake him, because voice of the LORD my God, neither the way is long, and slay him let me see this great fire any more, whereas he was not worthy of that I die not.

death, inasmuch as he hated him 17 And the LORD said unto me, not in time past. They have well spoken that which 7 Wherefore I command thee, they have spoken.

saying, Thou shalt separate three 18 I will raise them up a Pro- cities for thee. phet from among their

brethren, 8 And if the LORD thy God enlike unto thee, and will put my large thy coast, as he hath sworn words in his mouth; and he shall unto thy fathers, and give thee all speak unto them all that I shall the land which he promised to give comma him.

unto thy fathers; 19 And it shall come to pass, 9 If thou shalt keep all these that whosoever will not hearken commandments to do them, which unto my words which he shall I command thee this day, to love speak in my name, I will require it the LORD thy God, and to walk of him.

ever in his ways; then shalt thou 20 But the prophet, which shall add three cities more for thee, be presume to speak a word in my sides these three: name, which I have not com 10 That innocent blood be not manded him to speak, or that shall shed in thy land, which the LORD speak in the name of other gods, thy God giveth thee for an ineven that prophet shall die. heritance, and so blood be upon

2 And if thou say in thy thee. heart, How shall we know the 11 T But if any man hate his word' which the LORD hath not neighbour, and lie in wait for him, spoken?

and rise up against him, and snite 22 When a prophet speaketh in him mortally that he die, and fleeth the name of the LORD, if the into one of these cities : thing follow not, nor come to 12 Then the elders of his city pass, that is the thing which the shall send and fetch him thence, LORD hath not spoken, but the and deliver him into the hand of prophet hath spoken it presump, the avenger of blood, that he may tuously : thou shalt not be afraid die. of him.

13 Thine eye shall not pity him, CHAP. XIX.

but thou shalt put away the guilt The Cities of Refuge. of innocent blood from Israel, that WHEN

the the nation.God hate it may so weha with them land the LORD thy God giveth neighbour's land-mark, which they thee, and thou succeedest them, of old time have set in thine inand dwellest in their cities, and in heritance, which thou shalt inherit their houses;

in the land that the LORD thy God 2 Thou shalt separate three cities giveth thee to possess it. for thee in the midst of thy land 15 1 One witness shall not rise which the LORD thy God giveth up against a man for any iniquity, thee to possess it.

or for any sin, in any sin that he 3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, sinneth ; at the mouth of two witand divide the coasts of thy land nesses, or at the mouth of three which the LORD thy God giveth witnesses, shall the matter be esta thee to inherit, into three parts, blished. that every slayer may flee thither. 16 1 If a false witness rise up

4 1 And this is the case of the against any man to testify against slayer, which shall flee thither, that him that which is wrong; he may live: Whoso killeth his 17 Then both the men between neighbour ignorantly, whom he whom the controversy is shall hated not in time past;

stand before the LORD, before the 5 As when a man goeth into the priests and the judges, which shall wood with his neighbour to hew be in those days; wood, and his hand fetcheth a 18 And the judges shall make I


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