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She ten commandments. CHAP. V. Mofes receiveth the law from God. Jordan eastward, even unto the fea, 18 Neither fhalt thou commit of the plain, under the fprings of adultery.

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the ita utes and judgments which Speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.

19 Neither shalt thou fteal.

20 Neither halt thou bear falfe witnefs againft thy neighbour.

21 Neither halt thou defire thy neighbour's wife, neither fhalt thou covet thy neighbour's houfe, his field, or his man fervant, or his maid fervant, his ox, or his als, or any

2 The LORD our God made a cove-thing that is thy neighbour nant with us in Horeb.

22 Thefe words the LORD fpake

3 The LORD made not this covenant unto all your affembly in the mount with our fathers, but with us, even us, out of the midit of the fire, of the who are all of us here alive this, and of the thick darkness, with 4 The LORD talked with you face a great voice: and he added no more. to face in the mount, out of the midft And he wrote them in two tables of of the fire, Rone, and delivered thenuato me.

5 (I flood between the LORD and you at that time, to fhew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reafon of the fire, and went net up into the mount;, faying,

61am the LORDthy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the houfe of hondage.

7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likenefs of any thing that in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:

9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself usto them, nor ferve them; for I the LonD thy God am a jealous God, vifiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

10 And thewing mercy unto thoufands of then that love me and keep my commandments.

i Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain for the LORD will not hold wim guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

23 And it came to pafs, when ye heard the voice out of the midft of he darknefs, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near Junto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your clders;

24 And ye faid, Pehold, the LORD our God hath fhewed us his glory and his greatneis, and we have heard his voice out of the midft of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth.

25 Now therefore why fhould we die? for this great fire will confurae us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we fhall die.

26 For who is there of all fleth, that hath heard the voice of the living God fpeaking out of the midft of the fire, as we have, and lived?

27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God fhall fay: and fpeak thou unto us all that the LORD our God fhall fpeak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do 17.

28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye fpake unto 12 Keep the fabbath day to fanctif, me; and the LORD faid unto me, I it, as the LORD thy God hath com-have heard the voice of the words of manded thee.

13ix days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:

14 Bat the feventh day is the fabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou fhalt not do any work, thou, nor thy fon, nor thy daughter, nor thy man fervan, nor thy maid fervant, nor thine ox, nor thine afs, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy ftranger that is within thy gates; that thy man fervant and thy maid fervant may reft as well as thou.

15 And remember that thou waft a frvant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lan thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a ftretched out arm: therefore the LORD th God commanded thee to keep the fabbath day..

16lonour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath Cumanded thee, that the days may be pronged, and hat it may go wellenish thee, in the land which the Loan thy God giveth thee.

17 Thou shalt not kill.

this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well faid all that they have fpoken.

29 0 that there were fuch an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandn.cats always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

30 Go fay to them, Get you into our tents again

31 But as for thee, fland thou here by me, and I will fpeak unto thee all the commandments, and the ftatutes, and the judgments, which thou fait teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to poffef's it.

32 Ye shall obferve to do therefore as the LORD your God hath comnanded you: ye fhall not turn afide to the right hand or to the left.

33 Ye fhall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commarded 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 hali poffefs.


Exhortation to obedience. The DEUTERONOMY. nations to be destroyed Jand that thou mayeft go in and pof Now there are the commandments, fefs the good land which the LORD the ftatutes, and the judgments, fware unto thy fathers; which the LORD your God commanded 19 Tocaft out all thine enemies from to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to poffefs it: 2 That thou nighteft fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his ftatutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy fon, and thy fons fon, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

3 Hear therefore, O Ifrael, and obferve to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increafe mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promifed thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. 4 Hear, O Ifrael: The LORD our God is one LORD:

5 And thou fhalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy foul, and with all thy might.

before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. 20 And when thy fon afketh thee in time to come, faying, What mean the teftimonies, and the ftatutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath commanded you?

21 Then thou fhalt fay unto thyfon, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt: and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:

22 And the LORD fhewed figns and wonders, great and fore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his houfehold, before our eyes:

23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he fware unto our fathers.

24 And the LORD commanded us to 6 And thefe words which I com-do all these ftatutes, to fear the LORD mand thee this day, fhall be in thine our God, for our good always, that he heart: might preferve us alive, as it is at this

7 And thou shalt teach them dili-day. gently unto thy children, and fhalt 25 And it shall be our righteousness, talk of them when thou fitteft in thine if we obferve to do all thefe com. house, and when thou walkeft by the mandments before the LORD our God, way, and when thou lieft down, and as he hath commanded us. when thou rifeft up.

8 And thou shalt bind them for a fign upon thine hand, and they fhall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

9 And thou fhalt write them upon the pofts of thy houfe, and on thy gates.


bring thee into the land whither THEN the LORD thy God fhall thou goeft to poffefs it, and hath caft out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgafhites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebufites, feven nations greater and

10 And it fhall be, when the LORD thy God fhall have brought thee into the land which he fware unto thy fa-mightier than thou; thers, to Abraham, to Ifaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedit not,

11 And houfes full of all good things, which thou filledit not, and wells digged, which thou diggedft not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedft not; when thou fhalt have eaten and be full;

12 Then beware left thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the houfe of bondage.

13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and ferve him, and fhalt fwear by his name.

14 Ye fhall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) leit the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled againit thee, and deftroy thee from off the face of the earth.

2 And when the LORD thy God fhall deliver them before thee; thou fhalt mite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor fhew mercy unto them:

3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his fon, nor his daughter fhalt thou take unto thy fon.

4 For they will turn away thy fon from following me, that they may ferve other gods: fo will the anger of the LORD be kindled againft you, and deftroy thee fuddenly.

5 But thus fhall ye deal with them; ye fhall deftroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.

6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chofen thee to be a fpecial people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. 16 Ye thall not tempt the LORD 7 The LORD did not fet his love your God, as ye tempted bim in upon you, nor choofe you, becaute Maffah. ye were more in number than any 17 Ye fhall diligently keep the com-people; for ye were the fewelt of all mandments of the LORD your God, people:

and his teftimonies, and his ftatutes, 8 But because the LORD loved you, which he hath commanded thee. and because he would keep the oath 18 And thou fhalt do that which is which he had fworn unto your fathers, right and good in the fight of the hath the LORD brought you out withi JUD: that it may be well with thee, la mighty hand, and redeemedo,



to obedience.

of the houfe of bondmen, from the, them with a mighty deftruction, until hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. they be deftroyed.

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 thoufand

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10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to deftroy them: he will not be flack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. II Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the ftatutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them. 12Wherefore it fhall come to

24 And he hall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt defroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to ftand before thee, until thou have deftroyed them.

25 The graven images of their gods fhall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not defire the filver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, left thou

be fnared therein; for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.



26 Neither halt thou bring an abomination into thine houfe, left thou he a curfed thing like it: but thou halt utterly deteft it, and thou fhalf pals, if ye hearken to thefe judg-utterly abhor it; for it is a curied ments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God fhall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he fware unto thy fathers: 13 And he will love thee, and blefs thee, and multiply thee; he will alfo blefs 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 fheep, the land which he fware unto thy fathers to give thee.

14 Thou shalt be bleffed above all people; there fhall not be male or female barren among you, or among

your cattle.

15 And the LORD will take away from thee all ficknefs, and will put of the evil difeafes of Egypt, which thou knoweft, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate

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16 And thou fhalt confume all the pople which the LORD thy God fhall deliver thee; thine eye fhall have no pity upon them: neither fhalt thou ferve their gods; for that will be a fare unto thee.

ALL the commandments which I command thee this day fhall ye obferve to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and poffefs the land which the LORD fware unto your fathers.

2 And thou shalt remember all the

way which the Lord thy God led thee thefe forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldeft keep his commandments, or no.

3 And he humbled thee, and fuf fered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou kneweft 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 procecdeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot fwell, these forty years.

Thou shalt alfo confider in thine heart, that, as a man chafteneth his 17 If thou fhalt fay in thine heart, fon, fo the LORD thy God chasteneth These nations are more than I: how thee.

Can I difpoffefs them?

6 Therefore thou shalt keep the 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: commandments of the LORD thy God, thalt well remember what the to walk in his ways, and to fear him. Lots thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt 4 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks 19 The great temptations which of water, of fountains and depths that thine eyes faw, and the figns, and fpring out of valleys and hills the wonders, and the mighty hand, the Aretched out arm, whereby the Loan thy God brought thee out: fofhall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.

20 Moreover the LORD thy God will Send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves. from thee, be deftroyed.

8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; land of oil olive, and honey;

9 A land wherein thou fhalt eat bread without fcarcenefs, thou fhalt not lack any thing in it; a land whole tones are iron, and out of whofe hills thou mayeft dig brafs.

10 When thou haft eaten and art full, then thou shalt blefs the LORD 21 Thou hait not be affrighted at thy God for the good land which he them; for the LORD thy God is among hath given thee.

you, a mighty God and terrible.

11 Beware that thou forget not the 11 And the Loan thy God will put LORD thy God, in not keeping his thofe nations before thee by little commandments, and his judgments, and little: thou mayeft not confume and his ftatutes, which command ther at once, left the beafts of the thee this day

field increate upon thee.

12 Left when thou haft eaten and

ver the unto thee, and fhall deftroy land dwelt therein;

23 but the LORD thy God fhall de-art full, and haft built goodly houtes,

The rebellions

DEUTERONOMY. of the Ifraelites rebear fed.

13 And when thy herds and thy LoRD thy God giveth thee not this flocks multiply, and thy filver and thy good land to poffefs it for thy righgold is multiplied, and all that thou teoufnels. for thou art a ftiff necked haft is multiplied; people.

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;

15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery ferpents, and fcorpions, and) drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

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;

17 And thou fay in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth,that he may eftablish his covenant which he fware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

19 And it fhall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and ferve them, and worship them, I teftify against you this day that ye fhall furely perifh.

20 As the nations which the LORD deftroyeth before your face, fo fhall ye perish; becaufe ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.


TEAR, O Ifrael: Thou art to pafs
over Jordan this day, to go in to
poffefs nations greater and mightier
than thyself, cities great and fenced up
to heaven,

2 A people great and tall, the chil dren of the Anakims, whom thou knoweft, and of whom thou haft heard fay, Who can stand before the children of Anak!

3 Underftand therefore this day,that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a confuming fire he fhall deftroy them, and he fhall bring them down before thy face: for fhalt thou drive them out, and deftroy them quickly, as the LORD hath faid unto thee.

4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath caft them out from before thee, faying, For my righteoufnefs the LORD hath brought me in to poffefs this land: but for the wickednels of thefe nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.

5 Not for thy righteoufnefs, or for the uprightness of thine heart, doft thou go to poffefs their land: but for the wickednefs of thefe nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD fware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Ifaac, and Jacob.

Understand therefore, that the

7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedft 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 againft the LORD.

8 Alfo in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, fo that the LORD was angry with you to have deftroyed you. 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:

10 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of ftone written with the finger of God: and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD fpake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the affembly.

II And it came to pafs at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of ftone, even the tables of the covenant.

12 And the LORD faid unto me, Arife, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou haft brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themfelves; they are quickly turned afide out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.

13 Furthermore the LORD fpake unto me, faying, I have feen this people, and, behold, it is a ftiff necked people:

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.

Is 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.

16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had finned againft the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned afide quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

17 And I took the two tables, and caft them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.

18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the firft, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, becaufe of all your fins which ye finned, in doing wickedly in the fight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot difpleafure, wherewith the LORD was wroth againft you to deftroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time alfo.

20 And the LORD was very angry

The tables renewed,

CHAP. XI. An exhortation to obedience.

with Aaron to have deftroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron alfo the fame


6¶ And the children of Ifrael too their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mofera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his fon miniftered in the prief's office in his stead.

21 And I took your fin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and ftamped it, and ground it very fmall, even until it was as fmall 7 From thence they journeyed unto duit: and i caft the duft thereof Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to into the brook that defcended out of Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters. 8 At that time the LORD feparated 22 And at Taberah, and at Maffah, the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provok-the covenant of the LORD, to ftand od the LORD to wrath. before the LORD to minifter unto him, and to blefs in his name, unto this day.

the mount.

23 Likewife when the LORD fent you from Kadefh-barnea, faying, Go p and poffefs the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled againft the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor bearkened to his voice.

14 Ye have been rebellious againft the LORD from the day that I knew


9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promifed him.

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 alfo, and the LORD would not deftroy thee.

25 Thus I fell down before the LORD farty days and forty nights, as I fell II And the LORD faid unto me, town at the first; because the LORD Arife, take thy journey before the had faid he would deftroy you. people, that they may go in and pof251 prayed therefore unto the fefs the land, which I fware unto Lon, and faid, O LORD God, deftroy their fathers to give unto them. ot thy people and thine inheritance, 12 And now, Ifrael, what doth the which thou haft redeemed through LORD thy God require of thee, but to thy greatness, which thou haft brought fear the Loan thy God, to walk in forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. all his ways, and to love him, and to 27 Kemember thy fervants, Abra- ferve the LORD thy God with all thy ham, Maac, and Jacob; look not unto heart and with all thy foul,

the hubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their fin:

13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his ftatutes, which I 28 Left the land whence thou command thee this day for thy good? brought us out fay, Because the 14 Behold, the heaven and the hea LORD was not able to bring them into ven of heavens is the LORD's thy God the land which he promifed them, the earth alfo, with all that therein is. and becaufe he hated them, he hath brought them out to flay them in the


29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtet out by thy mighty power and by thy ftretched out arm.


15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chofe their feed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day."

16 Circumcife therefore the fore

fkin of your heart, and be no more ftiff necked.

17 For the LORD your God is God of Tthat time the LORD faid unto gods, and LORD of lords, a great God, Hew thee two tables of ftone a mighty, and a terrible, which re ke unto the firft, and come up unto gardeth not perions, nor taketh Te into the mount, and make thee an


ark of wood.

2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the firft tables which thou brakedft, and thou shalt put them in the ark.


18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherlefs and widow,and loveth the ftranger, in giving him food and raiment.

19 Love ye therefore the ftranger: 3 And I made an ark of fhittim for ye were ftrangers in the land of wood, and hewed two tables of ftone Egypt.

like unto the firft, and went up into 20 Thou fhalt fear the LORD thy the mount, having the two tables in God; him fhalt thou ferve, and to him ihalt thou cleave, and fwear by

mine hand.

And he wrote on the tables, ac- his name. ceding to the firft writing, the ten 21 He is thy praife, and he is thy Commandments, which the LORD God, that hath done for thee thefe pake unto you in the mount, out of great and terrible things, which thine the midft of the fire, in the day of eyes have feen. The affembly: and the LORD gave

them unto me.

And I turned myfelf and came tables in the ark which I had made; | down from the mount, and put the and there they be, as the LORD com

meded me.

22Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threefcore and ten perfons; and

now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

CHAP. XI. THEREFORE thou fhalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his

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