The Old Testament

The Fifth Book of Moses

Deuteronomy


1:1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side

Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea,

between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.

 

1:2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount

Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)  1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth

year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses

spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD

had given him in commandment unto them; 1:4 After he had slain Sihon

the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of

Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei: 1:5 On this side Jordan, in

the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying, 1:6 The

LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough

in this mount: 1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the

mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the

plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea

side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great

river, the river Euphrates.

 

1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land

which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to

give unto them and to their seed after them.

 

1:9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear

you myself alone: 1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and,

behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.

 

1:11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many

more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)  1:12 How can

I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?

1:13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your

tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

 

1:14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is

good for us to do.

 

1:15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made

them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over

hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and

officers among your tribes.

 

1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes

between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his

brother, and the stranger that is with him.

 

1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the

small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man;

for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you,

bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

 

1:18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should

do.

 

1:19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great

and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of

the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to

Kadeshbarnea.

 

1:20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the

Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us.

 

1:21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and

possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear

not, neither be discouraged.

 

1:22 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send

men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us

word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall

come.

 

1:23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one

of a tribe: 1:24 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and

came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.

 

1:25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and

brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a

good land which the LORD our God doth give us.

 

1:26 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the

commandment of the LORD your God: 1:27 And ye murmured in your tents,

and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of

the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to

destroy us.

 

1:28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart,

saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great

and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the

Anakims there.

 

1:29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.

 

1:30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you,

according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; 1:31

And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God

bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went,

until ye came into this place.

 

1:32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, 1:33 Who

went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your

tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and

in a cloud by day.

 

1:34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and

sware, saying, 1:35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this

evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your

fathers.

 

1:36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will

I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children,

because he hath wholly followed the LORD.

 

1:37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also

shalt not go in thither.

 

1:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall

go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

 

1:39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and

your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and

evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they

shall possess it.

 

1:40 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the

wilderness by the way of the Red sea.

 

1:41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the

LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God

commanded us.

 

And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready

to go up into the hill.

 

1:42 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them. Go not up, neither

fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.

 

1:43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against

the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.

 

1:44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against

you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto

Hormah.

 

1:45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not

hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.

 

1:46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye

abode there.

 

2:1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the

way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount

Seir many days.

 

2:2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying, 2:3 Ye have compassed this

mountain long enough: turn you northward.

 

2:4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the

coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and

they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves

therefore: 2:5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their

land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount

Seir unto Esau for a possession.

 

2:6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall

also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.

 

2:7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy

hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these

forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked

nothing.

 

2:8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau,

which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from

Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.

 

2:9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither

contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land

for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for

a possession.

 

2:10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many,

and tall, as the Anakims; 2:11 Which also were accounted giants, as

the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.

 

2:12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of

Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them,

and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his

possession, which the LORD gave unto them.

 

2:13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we

went over the brook Zered.

 

2:14 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were

come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the

generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as

the LORD sware unto them.

 

2:15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them

from among the host, until they were consumed.

 

2:16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and

dead from among the people, 2:17 That the LORD spake unto me, saying,

2:18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:

2:19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon,

distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of

the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given

it unto the children of Lot for a possession.

 

2:20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein

in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; 2:21 A people

great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them

before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead: 2:22

As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he

destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and

dwelt in their stead even unto this day: 2:23 And the Avims which

dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth

out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)  2:24 Rise

ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I

have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his

land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

 

2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of

thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear

report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.

 

2:26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto

Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, 2:27 Let me pass

through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn

unto the right hand nor to the left.

 

2:28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me

water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my

feet; 2:29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the

Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over

Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.

 

2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the

LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that

he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.

 

2:31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and

his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his

land.

 

2:32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight

at Jahaz.

 

2:33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him,

and his sons, and all his people.

 

2:34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed

the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left

none to remain: 2:35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto

ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.

 

2:36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from

the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one

city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us: 2:37

Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto

any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains,

nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.

 

3:1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of

Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

 

3:2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him,

and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do

unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at

Heshbon.

 

3:3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of

Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to

him remaining.

 

3:4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city

which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of

Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

 

3:5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars;

beside unwalled towns a great many.

 

3:6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of

Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every

city.

 

3:7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a

prey to ourselves.

 

3:8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the

Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of

Arnon unto mount Hermon; 3:9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion;

and the Amorites call it Shenir;) 3:10 All the cities of the plain,

and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the

kingdom of Og in Bashan.

 

3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants;

behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of

the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four

cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

 

3:12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which

is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof,

gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.

 

3:13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og,

gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with

all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.

 

3:14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the

coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name,

Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.

 

3:15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.

 

3:16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead

even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto

the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; 3:17

The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth

even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah

eastward.

 

3:18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath

given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before

your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.

 

3:19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I

know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I

have given you; 3:20 Until the LORD have given rest unto your

brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land

which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall

ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.

 

3:21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen

all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall

the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest.

 

3:22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for

you.

 

3:23 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, 3:24 O Lord GOD,

thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty

hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do

according to thy works, and according to thy might?  3:25 I pray thee,

let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that

goodly mountain, and Lebanon.

 

3:26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear

me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto

me of this matter.

 

3:27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes

westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it

with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

 

3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he

shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit

the land which thou shalt see.

 

3:29 So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.

 

4:1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the

judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go

in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.

 

4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall

ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the

LORD your God which I command you.

 

4:3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all

the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them

from among you.

 

4:4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one

of you this day.

 

4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD

my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to

possess it.

 

4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your

understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these

statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and

understanding people.

 

4:7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them,

as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?  4:8

And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so

righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?  4:9 Only

take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget

the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy

heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons'

sons; 4:10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy

God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people

together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to

fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that

they may teach their children.

 

4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain

burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and

thick darkness.

 

4:12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye

heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a

voice.

 

4:13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to

perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of

stone.

 

4:14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and

judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to

possess it.

 

4:15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner

of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of

the midst of the fire: 4:16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a

graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or

female, 4:17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the

likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, 4:18 The likeness

of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish

that is in the waters beneath the earth: 4:19 And lest thou lift up

thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and

the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship

them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all

nations under the whole heaven.

 

4:20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the

iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of

inheritance, as ye are this day.

 

4:21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware

that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto

that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance:

4:22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye

shall go over, and possess that good land.

 

4:23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the

LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or

the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

 

4:24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

 

4:25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye

shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves,

and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do

evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: 4:26 I

call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall

soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to

possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly

be destroyed.

 

4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be

left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.

 

4:28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and

stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

 

4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt

find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

 

4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon

thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and

shalt be obedient unto his voice; 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a

merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor

forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

 

4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee,

since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the

one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such

thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?  4:33 Did

ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the

fire, as thou hast heard, and live?  4:34 Or hath God assayed to go

and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by

temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty

hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to

all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

4:35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he

is God; there is none else beside him.

 

4:36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might

instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou

heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.

 

4:37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed

after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power

out of Egypt; 4:38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and

mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for

an inheritance, as it is this day.

 

4:39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the

LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is

none else.

 

4:40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments,

which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with

thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon

the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

 

4:41 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the

sunrising; 4:42 That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill

his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that

fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: 4:43 Namely, Bezer in

the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in

Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.

 

4:44 And this is the law which Moses set before the children of

Israel: 4:45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the

judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, after they

came forth out of Egypt.

 

4:46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in the

land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses

and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth out of

Egypt: 4:47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of

Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan

toward the sunrising; 4:48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the

river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon, 4:49 And all the

plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain,

under the springs of Pisgah.

 

5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel,

the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that

ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.

 

5:2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.

 

5:3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us,

even us, who are all of us here alive this day.

 

5:4 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the

midst of the fire, 5:5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time,

to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the

fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying, 5:6 I am the LORD thy

God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of

bondage.

 

5:7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

 

5:8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any

thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or

that is in the waters beneath the earth: 5:9 Thou shalt not bow down

thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous

God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the

third and fourth generation of them that hate me, 5:10 And shewing

mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

 

5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the

LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

 

5:12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath

commanded thee.

 

5:13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: 5:14 But the

seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not

do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant,

nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy

cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant

and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.

 

5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and

that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand

and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee

to keep the sabbath day.

 

5:16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath

commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go

well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

 

5:17 Thou shalt not kill.

 

5:18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

 

5:19 Neither shalt thou steal.

 

5:20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.

 

5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt

thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his

maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

 

5:22 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount

out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness,

with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two

tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.

 

5:23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of

the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near

unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; 5:24 And

ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his

greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire:

we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth.

 

5:25 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume

us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall

die.

 

5:26 For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the

living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and

lived?  5:27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall

say: and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto

thee; and we will hear it, and do it.

 

5:28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto

me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of

this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all

that they have spoken.

 

5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me,

and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them,

and with their children for ever!  5:30 Go say to them, Get you into

your tents again.

 

5:31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto

thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which

thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give

them to possess it.

 

5:32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath

commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the

left.

 

5:33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath

commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and

that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

 

6:1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments,

which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them

in the land whither ye go to possess it: 6:2 That thou mightest fear

the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which

I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of

thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

 

6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be

well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of

thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and

honey.

 

6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 6:5 And thou shalt

love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and

with all thy might.

 

6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine

heart: 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and

shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou

walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

 

6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they

shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

 

6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy

gates.

 

6:10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee

into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac,

and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou

buildedst not, 6:11 And houses full of all good things, which thou

filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and

olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and

be full; 6:12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought

thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

 

6:13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear

by his name.

 

6:14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which

are round about you; 6:15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among

you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and

destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

 

6:16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in

Massah.

 

6:17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God,

and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

 

6:18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of

the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in

and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers.

 

6:19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath

spoken.

 

6:20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean

the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD

our God hath commanded you?  6:21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We

were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt

with a mighty hand: 6:22 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great

and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before

our eyes: 6:23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring

us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.

 

6:24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the

LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as

it is at this day.

 

6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these

commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

 

7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou

goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the

Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites,

and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations

greater and mightier than thou; 7:2 And when the LORD thy God shall

deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy

them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:

7:3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou

shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy

son.

 

7:4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may

serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against

you, and destroy thee suddenly.

 

7:5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars,

and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their

graven images with fire.

 

7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy

God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all

people that are upon the face of the earth.

 

7:7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye

were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all

people: 7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep

the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought

you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of

bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

 

7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God,

which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his

commandments to a thousand generations; 7:10 And repayeth them that

hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him

that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

 

7:11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and

the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.

 

7:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these

judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep

unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:

7:13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will

also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn,

and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks

of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give

thee.

 

7:14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male

or female barren among you, or among your cattle.

 

7:15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put

none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but

will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

 

7:16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God

shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither

shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.

 

7:17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I;

how can I dispossess them?  7:18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but

shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto

all Egypt; 7:19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the

signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out

arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy

God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.

 

7:20 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until

they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed.

 

7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is

among you, a mighty God and terrible.

 

7:22 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by

little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the

beasts of the field increase upon thee.

 

7:23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall

destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.

 

7:24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt

destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to

stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.

 

7:25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou

shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto

thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an abomination to the LORD

thy God.

 

7:26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest

thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and

thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

 

8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye

observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess

the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.

 

8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led

thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove

thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his

commandments, or no.

 

8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee

with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that

he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by

every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

 

8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell,

these forty years.

 

8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth

his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

 

8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to

walk in his ways, and to fear him.

 

8:7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of

brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys

and hills; 8:8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees,

and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; 8:9 A land wherein

thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing

in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou

mayest dig brass.

 

8:10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD

thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

 

8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his

commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command

thee this day: 8:12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast

built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; 8:13 And when thy herds and

thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and

all that thou hast is multiplied; 8:14 Then thine heart be lifted up,

and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the

land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 8:15 Who led thee through

that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and

scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee

forth water out of the rock of flint; 8:16 Who fed thee in the

wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might

humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy

latter end; 8:17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might

of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

 

8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that

giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant

which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

 

8:19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and

walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify

against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

 

8:20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so

shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of

the LORD your God.

 

9:1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to

possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and

fenced up to heaven, 9:2 A people great and tall, the children of the

Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can

stand before the children of Anak!  9:3 Understand therefore this day,

that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a

consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down

before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them

quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.

 

9:4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath

cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD

hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of

these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.

 

9:5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart,

dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these

nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and

that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

 

9:6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this

good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a

stiffnecked people.

 

9:7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to

wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of

the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been

rebellious against the LORD.

 

9:8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was

angry with you to have destroyed you.

 

9:9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone,

even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I

abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat

bread nor drink water: 9:10 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables

of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written

according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount

out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

 

9:11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights,

that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the

covenant.

 

9:12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from

hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have

corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way

which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.

 

9:13 Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this

people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 9:14 Let me alone,

that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven:

and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.

 

9:15 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned

with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

 

9:16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your

God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out

of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

 

9:17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and

brake them before your eyes.

 

9:18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and

forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all

your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD,

to provoke him to anger.

 

9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the

LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto

me at that time also.

 

9:20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and

I prayed for Aaron also the same time.

 

9:21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it

with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was

as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that

descended out of the mount.

 

9:22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, ye

provoked the LORD to wrath.

 

9:23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up

and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against

the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor

hearkened to his voice.

 

9:24 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew

you.

 

9:25 Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as

I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy

you.

 

9:26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy

not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through

thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a

mighty hand.

 

9:27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto

the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their

sin: 9:28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the

LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them,

and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in

the wilderness.

 

9:29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou

broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.

 

10:1 At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone

like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee

an ark of wood.

 

10:2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first

tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.

 

10:3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone

like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables

in mine hand.

 

10:4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the

ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of

the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave

them unto me.

 

10:5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the

tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD

commanded me.

 

10:6 And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the

children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was

buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his

stead.

 

10:7 From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to

Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.

 

10:8 At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the

ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister

unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

 

10:9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren;

the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promised

him.

 

10:10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty

days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time

also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.

 

10:11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the

people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto

their fathers to give unto them.

 

10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but

to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him,

and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy

soul, 10:13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes,

which I command thee this day for thy good?  10:14 Behold, the heaven

and the heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth also, with

all that therein is.

 

10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he

chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this

day.

 

10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more

stiffnecked.

 

10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great

God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh

reward: 10:18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and

widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

 

10:19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the

land of Egypt.

 

10:20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to

him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

 

10:21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee

these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.

 

10:22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten

persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of

heaven for multitude.

 

11:1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge,

and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.

 

11:2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which

have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD

your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,

11:3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of

Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land; 11:4 And

what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their

chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as

they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this

day; 11:5 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came

into this place; 11:6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons

of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and

swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the

substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:

11:7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which he

did.

 

11:8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you

this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land,

whither ye go to possess it; 11:9 And that ye may prolong your days in

the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and

to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

 

11:10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the

land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed,

and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: 11:11 But the

land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and

drinketh water of the rain of heaven: 11:12 A land which the LORD thy

God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from

the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

 

11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto

my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your

God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

11:14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season,

the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy

corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

 

11:15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou

mayest eat and be full.

 

11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye

turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; 11:17 And then the

LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that

there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye

perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

 

11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in

your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be

as frontlets between your eyes.

 

11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when

thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when

thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

 

11:20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house,

and upon thy gates: 11:21 That your days may be multiplied, and the

days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your

fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

 

11:22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I

command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his

ways, and to cleave unto him; 11:23 Then will the LORD drive out all

these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations

and mightier than yourselves.

 

11:24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be

yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river

Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.

 

11:25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD

your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the

land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.

 

11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 11:27

A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I

command you this day: 11:28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the

commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which

I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not

known.

 

11:29 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought

thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou

shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount

Ebal.

 

11:30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun

goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the

champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?  11:31 For

ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD

your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.

 

11:32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which

I set before you this day.

 

12:1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to

do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to

possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.

 

12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations

which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and

upon the hills, and under every green tree: 12:3 And ye shall

overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves

with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and

destroy the names of them out of that place.

 

12:4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.

 

12:5 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of

all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall

ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: 12:6 And thither ye shall bring

your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave

offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings,

and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: 12:7 And there ye

shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that

ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy

God hath blessed thee.

 

12:8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day,

every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.

 

12:9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance,

which the LORD your God giveth you.

 

12:10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD

your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all

your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety; 12:11 Then there

shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his

name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you;

your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave

offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the

LORD: 12:12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and

your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your

maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as

he hath no part nor inheritance with you.

 

12:13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in

every place that thou seest: 12:14 But in the place which the LORD

shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt

offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.

 

12:15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates,

whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the

LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may

eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.

 

12:16 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth

as water.

 

12:17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or

of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy

flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill

offerings, or heave offering of thine hand: 12:18 But thou must eat

them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall

choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and

thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou

shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine

hands unto.

 

12:19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as

thou livest upon the earth.

 

12:20 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath

promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul

longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul

lusteth after.

 

12:21 If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name

there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of

thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee,

and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.

 

12:22 Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat

them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike.

 

12:23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the

life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.

 

12:24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as

water.

 

12:25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with

thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the

sight of the LORD.

 

12:26 Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt

take, and go unto the place which the LORD shall choose: 12:27 And

thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon

the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall

be poured out upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat

the flesh.

 

12:28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it

may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when

thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy

God.

 

12:29 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before

thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them,

and dwellest in their land; 12:30 Take heed to thyself that thou be

not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before

thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did

these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.

 

12:31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every

abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their

gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the

fire to their gods.

 

12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt

not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

 

13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and

giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 13:2 And the sign or the wonder come

to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other

gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 13:3 Thou

shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of

dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the

LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

 

13:4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his

commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave

unto him.

 

13:5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to

death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God,

which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of

the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy

God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from

the midst of thee.

 

13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy

daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine

own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other

gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; 13:7 Namely,

of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee,

or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the

other end of the earth; 13:8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor

hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou

spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 13:9 But thou shalt surely kill

him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and

afterwards the hand of all the people.

 

13:10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he

hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought

thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

 

13:11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any

such wickedness as this is among you.

 

13:12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy

God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, 13:13 Certain men, the

children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn

the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods,

which ye have not known; 13:14 Then shalt thou enquire, and make

search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing

certain, that such abomination is wrought among you; 13:15 Thou shalt

surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword,

destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle

thereof, with the edge of the sword.

 

13:16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the

street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil

thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for

ever; it shall not be built again.

 

13:17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand:

that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee

mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath

sworn unto thy fathers; 13:18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of

the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee

this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.

 

14:1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut

yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

 

14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD

hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the

nations that are upon the earth.

 

14:3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

 

14:4 These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and

the goat, 14:5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the

wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.

 

14:6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft

into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall

eat.

 

14:7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or

of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and

the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore

they are unclean unto you.

 

14:8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the

cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor

touch their dead carcase.

 

14:9 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have

fins and scales shall ye eat: 14:10 And whatsoever hath not fins and

scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.

 

14:11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

 

14:12 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the

ossifrage, and the ospray, 14:13 And the glede, and the kite, and the

vulture after his kind, 14:14 And every raven after his kind, 14:15

And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after

his kind, 14:16 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan, 14:17

And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant, 14:18 And the

stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

 

14:19 And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they

shall not be eaten.

 

14:20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.

 

14:21 Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself: thou shalt

give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or

thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto

the LORD thy God.

 

Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

 

14:22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the

field bringeth forth year by year.

 

14:23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which

he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy

wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy

flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.

 

14:24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able

to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy

God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath

blessed thee: 14:25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up

the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD

thy God shall choose: 14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for

whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for

wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and

thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice,

thou, and thine household, 14:27 And the Levite that is within thy

gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance

with thee.

 

14:28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe

of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:

14:29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with

thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are

within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the

LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou

doest.

 

15:1 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

 

15:2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that

lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact

it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the

LORD's release.

 

15:3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is

thine with thy brother thine hand shall release; 15:4 Save when there

shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in

the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to

possess it: 15:5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the

LORD thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command

thee this day.

 

15:6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou

shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou

shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.

 

15:7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within

any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou

shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor

brother: 15:8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt

surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.

 

15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying,

The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be

evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry

unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.

 

15:10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved

when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy

God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest

thine hand unto.

 

15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I

command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy

brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

 

15:12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold

unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou

shalt let him go free from thee.

 

15:13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let

him go away empty: 15:14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy

flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that

wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.

 

15:15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of

Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee

this thing to day.

 

15:16 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from

thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with

thee; 15:17 Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear

unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy

maidservant thou shalt do likewise.

 

15:18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away

free from thee; for he hath been worth a double hired servant to thee,

in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in

all that thou doest.

 

15:19 All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock

thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work with

the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep.

 

15:20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the

place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.

 

15:21 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind,

or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy

God.

 

15:22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean

person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart.

 

15:23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it

upon the ground as water.

 

16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD

thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth

out of Egypt by night.

 

16:2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy

God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall

choose to place his name there.

 

16:3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou

eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou

camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest

remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all

the days of thy life.

 

16:4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy

coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which

thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the

morning.

 

16:5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates,

which the LORD thy God giveth thee: 16:6 But at the place which the

LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt

sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the

season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.

 

16:7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy

God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy

tents.

 

16:8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day

shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work

therein.

 

16:9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the

seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the

corn.

 

16:10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God

with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt

give unto the LORD thy God, according as the LORD thy God hath blessed

thee: 16:11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and

thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant,

and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the

fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the

LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.

 

16:12 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and

thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

 

16:13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after

that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine: 16:14 And thou shalt

rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy

manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the

fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

 

16:15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God

in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God

shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine

hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.

 

16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD

thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened

bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and

they shall not appear before the LORD empty: 16:17 Every man shall

give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God

which he hath given thee.

 

16:18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which

the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall

judge the people with just judgment.

 

16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons,

neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and

pervert the words of the righteous.

 

16:20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou

mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

 

16:21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the

altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

 

16:22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God

hateth.

 

17:1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or

sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an

abomination unto the LORD thy God.

 

17:2 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the

LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness

in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, 17:3

And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the

sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not

commanded; 17:4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and

enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain,

that such abomination is wrought in Israel: 17:5 Then shalt thou bring

forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing,

unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with

stones, till they die.

 

17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that

is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he

shall not be put to death.

 

17:7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to

death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put

the evil away from among you.

 

17:8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between

blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke,

being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise,

and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;

17:9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the

judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall shew

thee the sentence of judgment: 17:10 And thou shalt do according to

the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD shall choose

shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that

they inform thee: 17:11 According to the sentence of the law which

they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall

tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence

which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.

 

17:12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken

unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy

God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put

away the evil from Israel.

 

17:13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more

presumptuously.

 

17:14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth

thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I

will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;

17:15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy

God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over

thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy

brother.

 

17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the

people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses:

forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return

no more that way.

 

17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn

not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and

gold.

 

17:18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom,

that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which

is before the priests the Levites: 17:19 And it shall be with him, and

he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to

fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these

statutes, to do them: 17:20 That his heart be not lifted up above his

brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the

right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in

his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

 

18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no

part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the

LORD made by fire, and his inheritance.

 

18:2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren:

the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.

 

18:3 And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them

that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give

unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.

 

18:4 The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil,

and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.

 

18:5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to

stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

 

18:6 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; 18:7 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.

 

18:8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of

the sale of his patrimony.

 

18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth

thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those

nations.

 

18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son

or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or

an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

 

18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard,

or a necromancer.

 

18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD:

and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out

from before thee.

 

18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

 

18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto

observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy

God hath not suffered thee so to do.

 

18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the

midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall

hearken; 18:16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy

God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again

the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any

more, that I die not.

 

18:17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they

have spoken.

 

18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like

unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto

them all that I shall command him.

 

18:19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto

my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

 

18:20 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.

 

18:21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which

the LORD hath not spoken?  18:22 When a prophet 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 spoken it

presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

 

19:1 When the LORD thy God hath cut off the nations, whose land the

LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in

their cities, and in their houses; 19:2 Thou shalt separate three

cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God

giveth thee to possess it.

 

19:3 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.

 

19:4 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; 19:5 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 upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of

those cities, and live: 19:6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue 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, inasmuch as he

hated him not in time past.

 

19:7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three

cities for thee.

 

19:8 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; 19:9 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: 19:10 That innocent blood be not shed in thy land,

which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be

upon thee.

 

19:11 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: 19:12 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.

 

19:13 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.

 

19:14 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.

 

19:15 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.

 

19:16 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against

him that which is wrong; 19:17 Then both the men, between whom the

controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and

the judges, which shall be in those days; 19:18 And the judges shall

make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false

witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; 19:19 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.

 

19:20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall

henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.

 

19:21 And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye

for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

 

20:1 When 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.

 

20:2 And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the

priest shall approach and speak unto the people, 20:3 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; 20:4 For the LORD your God is

he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save

you.

 

20:5 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

go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man

dedicate it.

 

20:6 And what man is he that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not yet

eaten of it? let him also go and return unto his house, lest he die in

the battle, and another man eat of it.

 

20:7 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.

 

20:8 And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they

shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him

go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well

as his heart.

 

20:9 And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking

unto the people that they shall make captains of the armies to lead

the people.

 

20:10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then

proclaim peace unto it.

 

20:11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto

thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein

shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.

 

20:12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war

against thee, then thou shalt besiege it: 20:13 And when the LORD thy

God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male

thereof with the edge of the sword: 20:14 But the women, and the

little ones, 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

spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

 

20:15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off

from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.

 

20:16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth

give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that

breatheth: 20:17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the

Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the

Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:

20:18 That they teach you not to do after all their abominations,

which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the

LORD your God.

 

20:19 When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war

against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by

forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou

shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to

employ them in the siege: 20:20 Only the trees which thou knowest that

they be not trees for meat, thou shalt destroy and cut them down; and

thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee,

until it be subdued.

 

21:1 If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth

thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath

slain him: 21:2 Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and

they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is

slain: 21:3 And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the

slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which

hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke; 21:4

And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough

valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the

heifer's neck there in the valley: 21:5 And 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: 21:6 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 valley: 21:7 And

they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither

have our eyes seen it.

 

21:8 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.

 

21:9 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.

 

21:10 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD

thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them

captive, 21:11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and

hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife; 21:12

Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave her

head, and pare her nails; 21:13 And she shall put the raiment of her

captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and 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.

 

21:14 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.

 

21:15 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and

they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if

the firstborn son be hers that was hated: 21:16 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: 21:17 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.

 

21:18 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: 21:19 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; 21:20 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.

 

21:21 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.

 

21:22 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: 21:23 His body shall not

remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him

that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be

not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

 

22:1 Thou 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.

 

22:2 And if thy brother be not nigh 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.

 

22:3 In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do

with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he

hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest

not hide thyself.

 

22:4 Thou shalt 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.

 

22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man,

neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are

abomination unto the LORD thy God.

 

22:6 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree,

or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam

sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam

with the young: 22:7 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.

 

22:8 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.

 

22:9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit

of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be

defiled.

 

22:10 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.

 

22:11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and

linen together.

 

22:12 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy

vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.

 

22:13 If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, 22:14

And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name

upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found

her not a maid: 22:15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her

mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto

the elders of the city in the gate: 22:16 And the damsel's father

shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife,

and he hateth her; 22:17 And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech

against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these

are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the

cloth before the elders of the city.

 

22:18 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise

him; 22:19 And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver,

and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought

up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he

may not put her away all his days.

 

22:20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not

found for the damsel: 22:21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to

the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone

her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in

Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put

evil away from among you.

 

22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then

they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and

the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

 

22:23 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a

man find her in the city, and lie with her; 22:24 Then ye shall bring

them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with

stones 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 among you.

 

22:25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man

force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall

die.

 

22:26 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: 22:27 For he found

her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none

to save her.

 

22:28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed,

and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 22:29 Then

the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's 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.

 

22:30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his

father's skirt.

 

23:1 He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut

off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

 

23:2 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.

 

23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of

the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the

congregation of the LORD for ever: 23:4 Because they met you not with

bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and

because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of

Mesopotamia, to curse thee.

 

23:5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but

the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because

the LORD thy God loved thee.

 

23:6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days

for ever.

 

23:7 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.

 

23:8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the

congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

 

23:9 When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep thee

from every wicked thing.

 

23:10 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: 23:11 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.

 

23:12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou

shalt go forth abroad: 23:13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy

weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou

shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh

from thee: 23:14 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.

 

23:15 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is

escaped from his master unto thee: 23:16 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.

 

23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a

sodomite of the sons of Israel.

 

23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog,

into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these

are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

 

23:19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money,

usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: 23:20

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.

 

23:21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not

slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee;

and it would be sin in thee.

 

23:22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

 

23:23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform;

even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD

thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

 

23:24 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.

 

23:25 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.

 

24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and 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.

 

24:2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be

another man's wife.

 

24:3 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;

24:4 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, which the

LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

 

24:5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war,

neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at

home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

 

24:6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge:

for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

 

24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of

Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief

shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.

 

24:8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently,

and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you:

as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do.

 

24:9 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after

that ye were come forth out of Egypt.

 

24:10 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go

into his house to fetch his pledge.

 

24:11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend

shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee.

 

24:12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

24:13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun

goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and

it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.

 

24:14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy,

whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy

land within thy gates: 24:15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire,

neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his

heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin

unto thee.

 

24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither

shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be

put to death for his own sin.

 

24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the

fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge: 24:18 But thou shalt

remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God

redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

 

24:19 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.

 

24:20 When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the

boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and

for the widow.

 

24:21 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.

 

24:22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of

Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

 

25:1 If 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.

 

25:2 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.

 

25:3 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.

 

25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.

 

25:5 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 go in unto her, and take her to him to

wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.

 

25:6 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 Israel.

 

25:7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his

brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My

husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in

Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.

 

25:8 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; 25:9 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.

 

25:10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that

hath his shoe loosed.

 

25:11 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: 25:12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not

pity her.

 

25:13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a

small.

 

25:14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and

a small.

 

25:15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and

just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the

land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

 

25:16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are

an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

 

25:17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come

forth out of Egypt; 25:18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the

hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou

wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

 

25:19 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

forget it.

 

26:1 And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the

LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and

dwellest therein; 26:2 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.

 

26:3 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.

 

26:4 And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set

it down before the altar of the LORD thy God.

 

26:5 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian

ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and

sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty,

and populous: 26:6 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted

us, and laid upon us hard bondage: 26:7 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: 26:8 And the LORD

brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an

outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and

with wonders: 26:9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath

given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.

 

26:10 And now, behold, I have brought 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: 26:11 And thou

shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given

unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the

stranger that is among you.

 

26:12 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; 26:13 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.

 

26:14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken

away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought 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.

 

26:15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy

people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest

unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

 

26:16 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 soul.

 

26:17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk

in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his

judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: 26:18 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; 26:19 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 an holy people unto the

LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.

 

27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying,

Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

 

27:2 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 great stones, and plaister them with plaister: 27:3 And thou shalt

write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over,

that thou mayest go in unto the 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.

 

27:4 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 plaister them with plaister.

 

27:5 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.

 

27:6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones:

and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God:

27:7 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and

rejoice before the LORD thy God.

 

27:8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law

very plainly.

 

27:9 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.

 

27:10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do

his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.

 

27:11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, 27:12 These

shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come

over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph,

and Benjamin: 27:13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse;

Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

 

27:14 And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel

with a loud voice, 27:15 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.

 

27:16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And

all the people shall say, Amen.

 

27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the

people shall say, Amen.

 

27:18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And

all the people shall say, Amen.

 

27:19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger,

fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

 

27:20 Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he

uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

 

27:21 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the

people shall say, Amen.

 

27:22 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.

 

27:23 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the

people shall say, Amen.

 

27:24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the

people shall say, Amen.

 

27:25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And

all the people shall say, Amen.

 

27:26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do

them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

 

28:1 And 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: 28:2 And all these

blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken

unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

 

28:3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in

the field.

 

28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy

ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the

flocks of thy sheep.

 

28:5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

 

28:6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou

be when thou goest out.

 

28:7 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.

 

28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon 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 giveth thee.

 

28:9 The LORD shall establish thee an 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.

 

28:10 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.

 

28:11 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.

 

28:12 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.

 

28:13 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: 28:14 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.

 

28:15 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

shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: 28:16 Cursed shalt thou be in

the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

 

28:17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

 

28:18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy

land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

 

28:19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou

be when thou goest out.

 

28:20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in

all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be

destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of

thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

 

28:21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he

have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess

it.

 

28:22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever,

and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the

sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee

until thou perish.

 

28:23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the

earth that is under thee shall be iron.

 

28:24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from

heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

 

28:25 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies:

thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before

them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

 

28:26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and

unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

 

28:27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the

emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not

be healed.

 

28:28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and

astonishment of heart: 28:29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the

blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and

thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall

save thee.

 

28:30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her:

thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou

shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

 

28:31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not

eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy

face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto

thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.

 

28:32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people,

and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day

long; and there shall be no might in thine hand.

 

28:33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which

thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed

alway: 28:34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes

which thou shalt see.

 

28:35 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a

sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the

top of thy head.

 

28:36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set

over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have

known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.

 

28:37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword,

among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

 

28:38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather

but little in; for the locust shall consume it.

 

28:39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither

drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat

them.

 

28:40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou

shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his

fruit.

 

28:41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy

them; for they shall go into captivity.

 

28:42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.

 

28:43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very

high; and thou shalt come down very low.

 

28:44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall

be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

 

28:45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue

thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou

hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his

commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee: 28:46 And they

shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for

ever.

 

28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and

with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 28:48

Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send

against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want

of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he

have destroyed thee.

 

28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the

end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue

thou shalt not understand; 28:50 A nation of fierce countenance, which

shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

28:51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy

land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either

corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy

sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

 

28:52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and

fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy

land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy

land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

 

28:53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy

sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in

the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall

distress thee: 28:54 So that the man that is tender among you, and

very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward

the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he

shall leave: 28:55 So that he will not give to any of them of the

flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left

him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall

distress thee in all thy gates.

 

28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not

adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness

and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom,

and toward her son, and toward her daughter, 28:57 And toward her

young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her

children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all

things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy

shall distress thee in thy gates.

 

28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that

are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and

fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; 28:59 Then the LORD will make thy

plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues,

and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.

 

28:60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt,

which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

 

28:61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in

the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou

be destroyed.

 

28:62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars

of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of

the LORD thy God.

 

28:63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to

do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to

destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from

off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

 

28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one

end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other

gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and

stone.

 

28:65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall

the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a

trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: 28:66 And

thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and

night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 28:67 In the morning

thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say,

Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou

shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

 

28:68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by

the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again:

and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and

bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

 

29:1 These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded

Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside

the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.

 

29:2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have

seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto

Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; 29:3 The

great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those

great miracles: 29:4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to

perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

 

29:5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes

are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy

foot.

 

29:6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong

drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.

 

29:7 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and

Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote

them: 29:8 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto

the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.

 

29:9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye

may prosper in all that ye do.

 

29:10 Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your

captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the

men of Israel, 29:11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger

that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy

water: 29:12 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy

God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this

day: 29:13 That he may establish thee to day for a people unto

himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto

thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and

to Jacob.

 

29:14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;

29:15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD

our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day: 29:16

(For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came

through the nations which ye passed by; 29:17 And ye have seen their

abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which

were among them:) 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman,

or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD

our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should

be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; 29:19 And it come

to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless

himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the

imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: 29:20 The

LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his

jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are

written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out

his name from under heaven.

 

29:21 And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes

of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are

written in this book of the law: 29:22 So that the generation to come

of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that

shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of

that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; 29:23

And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning,

that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like

the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the

LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: 29:24 Even all nations

shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what

meaneth the heat of this great anger?  29:25 Then men shall say,

Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their

fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the

land of Egypt: 29:26 For they went and served other gods, and

worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given

unto them: 29:27 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this

land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:

29:28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in

wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as

it is this day.

 

29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things

which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that

we may do all the words of this law.

 

30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon

thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and

thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD

thy God hath driven thee, 30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God,

and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this

day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy

soul; 30:3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and

have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all

the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

 

30:4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven,

from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he

fetch thee: 30:5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land

which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do

thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.

 

30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart

of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with

all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

 

30:7 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine

enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.

 

30:8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all

his commandments which I command thee this day.

 

30:9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of

thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle,

and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again

rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: 30:10 If

thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his

commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the

law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and

with all thy soul.

 

30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not

hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

 

30:12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up

for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do

it?  30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who

shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear

it, and do it?  30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy

mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

 

30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death

and evil; 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy

God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his

statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and

the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to

possess it.

 

30:17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but

shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 30:18 I

denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye

shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over

Jordan to go to possess it.

 

30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I

have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore

choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 30:20 That thou

mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and

that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length

of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware

unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

 

31:1 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.

 

31:2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this

day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto

me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

 

31:3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will

destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them:

and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath said.

 

31:4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og,

kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed.

 

31:5 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may do

unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded

you.

 

31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them:

for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not

fail thee, nor forsake thee.

 

31:7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of

all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with

this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers

to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.

 

31:8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with

thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither

be dismayed.

 

31:9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the

sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto

all the elders of Israel.

 

31:10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven

years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of

tabernacles, 31:11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD

thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law

before all Israel in their hearing.

 

31:12 Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy

stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they

may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words

of this law: 31:13 And that their children, which have not known any

thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye

live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

 

31:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that

thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle

of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and

Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the

congregation.

 

31:15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud:

and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.

 

31:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy

fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods

of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and

will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

 

31:17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I

will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall

be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that

they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because

our God is not among us?  31:18 And I will surely hide my face in that

day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are

turned unto other gods.

 

31:19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the

children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a

witness for me against the children of Israel.

 

31:20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware

unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall

have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn

unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my

covenant.

 

31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are

befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness;

for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I

know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have

brought them into the land which I sware.

 

31:22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the

children of Israel.

 

31:23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong

and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel

into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.

 

31:24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the

words of this law in a book, until they were finished, 31:25 That

Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the

LORD, saying, 31:26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side

of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there

for a witness against thee.

 

31:27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am

yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD;

and how much more after my death?  31:28 Gather unto me all the elders

of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in

their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.

 

31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt

yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you;

and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil

in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of

your hands.

 

31:30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel

the words of this song, until they were ended.

 

32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the

words of my mouth.

 

32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the

dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon

the grass: 32:3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe

ye greatness unto our God.

 

32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are

judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

 

32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his

children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

 

32:6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not

he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and

established thee?  32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years

of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy

elders, and they will tell thee.

 

32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when

he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people

according to the number of the children of Israel.

 

32:9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his

inheritance.

 

32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling

wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the

apple of his eye.

 

32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young,

spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

32:12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god

with him.

 

32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might

eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of

the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock; 32:14 Butter of kine, and

milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and

goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure

blood of the grape.

 

32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art

grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which

made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

 

32:16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with

abominations provoked they him to anger.

 

32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew

not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

 

32:18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast

forgotten God that formed thee.

 

32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the

provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

 

32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what

their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children

in whom is no faith.

 

32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they

have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to

jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to

anger with a foolish nation.

 

32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the

lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on

fire the foundations of the mountains.

 

32:23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon

them.

 

32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat,

and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon

them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

 

32:25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the

young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray

hairs.

 

32:26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the

remembrance of them to cease from among men: 32:27 Were it not that I

feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave

themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and

the LORD hath not done all this.

 

32:28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any

understanding in them.

 

32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they

would consider their latter end!  32:30 How should one chase a

thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had

sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?  32:31 For their rock is not

as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

 

32:32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of

Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:

32:33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of

asps.

 

32:34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my

treasures?  32:35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot

shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and

the things that shall come upon them make haste.

 

32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his

servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none

shut up, or left.

 

32:37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they

trusted, 32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank

the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and

be your protection.

 

32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I

kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that

can deliver out of my hand.

 

32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

 

32:41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on

judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward

them that hate me.

 

32:42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall

devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the

captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.

 

32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the

blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries,

and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

 

32:44 And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears

of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.

 

32:45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:

32:46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which

I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to

observe to do, all the words of this law.

 

32:47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and

through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye

go over Jordan to possess it.

 

32:48 And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, 32:49

Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in

the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of

Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:

32:50 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto

thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered

unto his people: 32:51 Because ye trespassed against me among the

children of Israel at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness

of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of

Israel.

 

32:52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go

thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.

 

33:1 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed

the children of Israel before his death.

 

33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto

them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands

of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

 

33:3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and

they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.

 

33:4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the

congregation of Jacob.

 

33:5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the

tribes of Israel were gathered together.

 

33:6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.

 

33:7 And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the

voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be

sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.

 

33:8 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy

holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst

strive at the waters of Meribah; 33:9 Who said unto his father and to

his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his

brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word,

and kept thy covenant.

 

33:10 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they

shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine

altar.

 

33:11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands;

smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them

that hate him, that they rise not again.

 

33:12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in

safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he

shall dwell between his shoulders.

 

33:13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the

precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth

beneath, 33:14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun,

and for the precious things put forth by the moon, 33:15 And for the

chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of

the lasting hills, 33:16 And for the precious things of the earth and

fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush:

let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the

head of him that was separated from his brethren.

 

33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns

are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people

together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of

Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

 

33:18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and,

Issachar, in thy tents.

 

33:19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall

offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the

abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.

 

33:20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he

dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.

 

33:21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a

portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of

the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments

with Israel.

 

33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from

Bashan.

 

33:23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and

full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the

south.

 

33:24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let

him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.

 

33:25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy

strength be.

 

33:26 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the

heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.

 

33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the

everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee;

and shall say, Destroy them.

 

33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob

shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop

down dew.

 

33:29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved

by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy

excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou

shalt tread upon their high places.

 

34:1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of

Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD

shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, 34:2 And all Naphtali,

and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto

the utmost sea, 34:3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of

Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.

 

34:4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto

Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy

seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not

go over thither.

 

34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab,

according to the word of the LORD.

 

34:6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against

Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

 

34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his

eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

 

34:8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab

thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

 

34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for

Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel

hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

 

34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses,

whom the LORD knew face to face, 34:11 In all the signs and the

wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to

Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land, 34:12 And in

all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed

in the sight of all Israel.