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The people murmur for water. EXODUS.
before the Testimony, to be
kept.

35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.

36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

CHAP. XVII.

Amalek is overcome.

the place Massah, and Meri-
bah, because of the chiding of
the children of Israel, and be-
cause they tempted the LORD,
saying, Is the LORD among
us, or not?

1 The people murmur for water at Rephidim. 5 God sendeth him for water to the rock in Horeb. 8 Ama-, lek is overcome by the holding up of Moses' hands. 15 Moses buildeth the altar JEHOVAH-nissi.

8Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

10 So Joshua did as Moses
had said to him, and fought

with Amalek: and Moses, Aa-
ron, and Hur went up to the
top of the hill.

11 And it came to pass, when
Moses held up his hand, that
Israel prevailed: and when he
let down his hand, Amalek
prevailed.

AND all the congregation of
the children of Israel jour-
neyed from the wilderness of
Sin, after their journeys, ac-
cording to the commandment
of the LORD, and pitched in
Rephidim and there was no
water for the people to drink.
2 Wherefore the people did
chide with Moses, and said,
Give us water that we may
drink. And Moses said unto
them, Why chide ye with me?
wherefore do ye tempt the
LORD?

3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?

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12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword."

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14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

7 And he called the name of

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15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it JEHOVAH-nissi :

16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

CHAP. XVIII.

1 Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife

and two sons. 7 Moses entertain-
eth him. 13 Jethro's counsel is ac-
cepted. 27 Jethro departeth.

HEN Jethro, the priest
of Midian, Moses' father

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Jahre entertaineth Moses. CHAP. XVIII.

lar, beard of all that God ad done for Moses, and for sad his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out

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Then Jethro, Moses' father
law, took Zipporah, Moses'
vie after he had sent her back,
And her two sons; of which
the name of the one was Ger
she; for he said, I have been
an alien in a strange land:
4 And the name of the other
Eliezer; for the God of my
father, id he, was mine help,
and delivered me from the
Sword of Pharaoh:

And Jethro, Moses' father
il, came with his sons and
his wife unto Moses into the
lemess, where he encamp
ed at the mount of God:

His counsel to Moses. and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before God.

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the morrow, that Moses sat to 13 And it came to pass on judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.

in law saw all that he did to 14 And when Moses' father this thing that thou doest to the the people, he said, What is people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?

father in law, Because the peo15 And Moses said unto his ple come unto me to enquire of God:

And he said unto Moses, ter, they come unto me; and I 16 When they have a matthy father in law Jethro am judge between one and another, the unto thee, and thy wife, and I do make them know the and her two sons with her. 1 And Moses went out to statutes of God, and his laws. et his father in law, and did said unto him, The thing that 17 And Moses' father in law ebeisance, and kissed him; and thou doest is not good. they asked each other of their

velare; and they came into way, both thou, and this peo

18 Thou wilt surely wear a

the tent

And Moses told his father thing is too heavy for thee: ple that is with thee: for this law all that the LORD had thou art not able to perform it done unto Pharaoh and to the thyself alone. Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come voice, I will give thee counsel, 19 Hearken now unto my pon them by the way, and and God shall be with thee: how the LORD delivered them. Be thou for the people to GodAnd Jethro rejoiced for all ward, that thou mayest bring the goodness which the LORD the causes unto God: ad done to Israel, whom he

had delivered out of the hand ordinances and laws, and shalt

20 And thou shalt teach them

of the Egyptians.

be the LORD, who hath deli- that they must do.
16 And Jethro said, Blessed they must walk, and the work

shew them the way wherein

rered you out of the hand of

the Egyptians, and out of the vide out of all the people able 21 Moreover thou shalt prohand of Pharaob, who hath de- men, such as fear God, men of Evered the people from under truth, hating covetousness; and

the hand of the

Egyptians.

11 Now I know that the LORD ers of thousands, and rulers of eater than all gods: for in hundreds, rulers of fifties, and the thing wherein they dealt rulers of tens: proudly he was above them.

place such over them, to be rul

in law, took a burnt offering shall be, that every great mat19 And Jethro, Moses' father people at all seasons: and it

22 And let them judge the

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a farful presence thereon. CHAP. XX.
15 And he said unto the peo-
ple, Be ready against the third
day: come not at your wives.
16 And it came to pass on
the third day in the morning,
that there were thunders and

lightnings, and a thick cloud

upon the mount, and the voice
of the trumpet exceeding loud;
so that all the people that was
in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses brought forth
the people out of the camp to
meet with God; and they stood
at the nether part of the mount.
18 And mount Sinai was alto-
gether on a smoke, because the
LORD descended upon it in
fre: and the smoke thereof as-
canded as the smoke of a fur-
ace, and the whole mount
quaked greatly.
19 And when the voice of the

The ten commandments.
CHAP. XX.

The ten commandments. 18 The
people are afraid. 20 Moses com-
forteth them. 22 Idolatry is for-
bidden. 24 Of what sort the altar
should be.

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words, saying,

AND God spake all these which have brought thee out 2 I am the LORD thy God, of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

gods before me.

3 Thou shalt have no other

thee any graven image, or any 4 Thou shalt not make unto likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

thyself to them, nor serve them:
5 Thou shalt not bow down
jealous God, visiting the ini-
for I the LORD thy God am a

trumpet sounded long, and quity of the fathers upon the
ated louder and louder, Mo-
ses spake, and God answered
him by a voice.

upon

children unto the third and fourth generation of them that

hate me;

thousands of them that love 6 And shewing mercy unto me, and keep my command

And the LORD came down mount Sinai, on the top the mount: and the LORD talled Moses up to the top of ments. the mount; and Moses went up. And the LORD said unto name of the LORD thy God in 7 Thou shalt not take the Moses, Go down, charge the vain; for the LORD will not people,lest they break through hold him guiltless that taketh

to the LORD to gaze, and his name in vain.

many of them perish.

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And let the priests also,
which come near to the LORD,
sanctify themselves, lest the and do all thy work:
LORD break forth upon them.

to keep it holy.

8 Remember the sabbath day,

9 Six days shalt thou labour,

23 And Moses said unto the sabbath of the LORD thy God: 10 But the seventh day is the LORD, The people cannot come in it thou shalt not do any to mount Sinai: for thou work, thou, nor thy son, nor chargedst us,saying,Set bounds thy daughter, thy manservant, about the mount, and sanctify it. nor thy maidservant, nor thy 24 And the LORD said unto cattle, nor thy stranger that is him, Away, get thee down, and within thy gates:

thou shalt come up, thou, and
Aaron with thee: but let not made heaven and earth, the
the priests and the people break sea, and all that in them is,
through to come up unto the and rested the seventh day:
LORD, lest he break forth up- wherefore the LORD blessed

11 For in six days the LORD

the sabbath day, and hallowed

25 So Moses went down un- it. to the people, and spake unto

them

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12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may

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be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God

was.

22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.

Laws for menservants.

thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

CHAP. XXI.

1 Lanes for menservants. 5 For the servant whose ear is bored. 7 For women servants. 12 For manslaughter. 16 For stealers of men. 17 For cursers of parents. 18 For smiters. For a hurt by chance. 28 For an or that goreth. 33 For him that is an occasion of harm. OW these are the judg ments which thou shalt set before them.

24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt of ferings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

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25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that

2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

3 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

4 If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

5 And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; will not go out free:

6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his mas ter shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.

7 ། And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.

8 If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

9 And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.

10 If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.

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