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The Second Book of Moses

also called Exodus from the Latin

(Part Four)

The 22nd Chapter
     If a man steal an ox or sheep and kill it or sell it, he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief be found breaking up and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him: except the *sonne be up when he is found, then there shall be blood shed for him. *sonne (exact spelling, sun is found in this text as sunne)
     A thief shall make restitution: If he have not wherewith, he shall be sold for his theft. If the theft be found in his hand alive (whether it be ox, ass or sheep) he shall restore double. If a man do hurt field or vineyard, so that he put in his beast to feed in another mans field: of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
     If fire break out and catch in the thorns, so that the stalks of corn or the standing corn or field be consumed therewith: he that kindled the fire shall make restitution.
     If a man deliver his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of his house: If the thief be found, he shall pay double. If the thief be not found, then the goodman of the house shall be brought unto the *gods and swear, whether he have put his hand unto his neighbors good. *gods; original marginal note: Godly judges and princes who settled matters according to Godly law.
     And in all manner of trespass, whether it be ox, ass, sheep, raiment or any manner lost thing which another challenges to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the *gods. And whom the *gods condemn: the same shall pay double unto his neighbor.
     If a man deliver unto his neighbor to keep, ass, ox, sheep or whatsoever beast it be and it die or be hurt or driven away and no man see it: then shall an oath of the Lord go between them, whether he have put his hand unto his neighbors good, and the owner of it shall take the oath, and the other shall not make it good: If it be stolen from him, then he shall make restitution unto the owner: If it be torn with wild beasts, then let him bring record of the tearing: and he shall not make it good. When a man borrows anything of his neighbor if it be hurt or else die, and if the owner thereof be not by, he shall make it good: If the owner thereof be by, he shall not make it good, namely if it be an hired thing and came for hire.
     If a man beguile a maid that is not betrothed and lie with her, he shall *endote her and take her to his wife: If her father refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins. *endote: show love and affection, from root word dote
     You shall not allow a witch to live. Whosoever lies with a beast, shall be slain for it. He that offers unto any gods save unto the Lord only, let him die without redemption. Vex not a stranger neither oppress him for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. you shall trouble no widow nor fatherless child: If you shall trouble them: they shall cry unto me, and I will surely hear their cry and then will my wrath wax hot and I will kill you with sword, and your wives shall be widows and your children fatherless.
     If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall not be as an usurer unto him, neither shall oppress him with usury. If you take your neighbors raiment to pledge, see that you deliver it unto him again by that the sonne go down. For that is his coverlet only: even the raiment for his skin wherein he sleeps: or else he will cry unto me and I will hear him, for I am merciful.
     You shall not rail upon the gods, neither curse the ruler of your people.
     Thy fruits (whether they be dry or moist) see you keep not back. your first born son you shall give me: likewise shall you do of your oxen and of your sheep. Seven days it shall be with the dame, and the eighth day you shall give it me. you shall be holy people unto me, and therefore shall you eat no flesh that is torn of beasts in the field. But shall cast it to dogs.

The 23rd Chapter
     You shall not accept a vain tale, neither shall put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. You shall not follow a multitude to do evil: neither answer in a matter of plea that you (would to follow many) turn aside from the truth, neither shall you paint a poor mans cause.
     When you meet your enemys ox or ass going astray, you shall bring them to him again. If you see your enemys ass sink under his burden, you shall not pass by and let him alone: but shall help him to lift him up again.
     You shall not hinder the right of the poor that are among you in their suit.
     Keep you far from a false matter, and the Innocent and righteous see you slay not, for I will not justify the wicked. You shall take no gifts, for gifts blind the seeing and pervert the words of the righteous.
     You shall not oppress a stranger, for I know the heart of stranger, because you were strangers in Egypt. Six years you shall sow your land and gather in the fruits thereof: and the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie still, that the poor of your people may eat, and what they leave, the beasts of the field shall eat: In like manner you shall do with your vineyard and your olive trees.
     Six days you shall do your work and the seventh day you shall keep holy day, that your ox and your ass may rest and the son of your maid and the stranger may be refreshed. And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect. And make no rehearsal of the names of the strange gods, neither let any man hear them out of your mouths.
     Three feasts you shall hold unto me in a year. You shall keep the feast of sweet bread, that you eat unleavened bread seven days long as I commanded you in the time appointed of the month of Abib, for in that month you came out of Egypt: and see that no man appear before me empty. And the feast of Harvest, when you reap the first fruits of your labors which you have sown in the field. And the feast of ingathering, in the end of the year: when you have gathered in your labors out of the field.
     Three times in a year shall all your men children appear before the Lord Jehovah.
     You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread: neither shall the fat of my feast remain until the morning.
     The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God, you shall also not seize a kid in his mothers milk.
     Behold, I send mine angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him and hear his voice and anger him not: for he will not spare your misdeeds, yea and my name is in him. But and if you shall hearken unto his voice and keep all that I shall tell you, then I will be an enemy unto your enemies and an adversary unto your adversaries. When mine angel goes before you and has brought you in unto the Amorites, Hethites, Pherezites, Cananites, Hevites and Jebusites, and I shall have destroyed them, see you worship not their gods neither serve them, neither do after the works of them, but overthrow them and break down the places of them. And see that you serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless your bread and your water, and I will take all sicknesses away from among you. Moreover there shall be no woman childless or unfruitful in your land, and the number of your days I will fulfil. I will send my fear before you and will kill all the people *whither you shall go. And I will make all your enemies turn their backs unto you, and I will send hornets before you, and they shall drive out the Hevites, the Cananites and the Hethites before you. I will not cast them out in one year, least the land grow to a wilderness: and the beasts of the field multiply upon you. But a little and a little I will drive them out before you, until you be increased that you may inherit the land. And I will make your coasts from the red sea unto the sea of the Philistines and from the desert unto the river. I will deliver the inhabiters of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. And you shall make none appointment with them nor with their gods. Neither shall they dwell in your land, least they make you sin against me: for if you serve their gods, it will surely be your decay. *whither=what ever place, result, or condition.

The 24th Chapter
     And he said unto Moses: come unto the Lord: both you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel, and worship afar off. And Moses went himself alone unto the Lord, but they came not nigh, neither came the people up with him. And Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the laws. And all the people answered with one voice and said: all the words which the Lord has said, will we do. Then Moses wrote all the words of the Lord and rose up early and made an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars according to the number of the twelve tribes of Israel, and sent young men of the children of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings and to offer peace offerings of oxen unto the Lord. And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and the other half he sprinkled on the altar.
     And he took the book of the appointment and read it in the audience of the people. And they said: All that the Lord has said, we will do and hear. And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people and said: behold, this is the blood of the appointment which the Lord has made with you upon all these words.
     Then went Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and the seventy elders of Israel up, and saw the God of Israel, and under his feet as it were a brick work of Saphir and as it were the fashion of heaven when it is clear, and upon the nobles of the children of Israel he set not his hand. And when they had seen God they ate and drank.
     And the Lord said unto Moses: come up to me in to the hill and be there, and I will give you tables of stone and a law and commandments, which I have written to teach them. Then Moses rose up and his minister Josua, and Moses went up into the hill of God, and said unto the elders: tarry you here until we come again unto you: And behold here is Aaron and Hur with you. If any man have any matters to do, let him come to them. When Moses was come up into the mount, a cloud covered the hill, and the glory of the Lord abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the cloud. And the fashion of the glory of the Lord was like consuming fire on the top of the hill in the sight of the children of Israel. And Moses went into the mountain. And Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

The 25th Chapter
     And the Lord talked with Moses saying: speak unto the children of Israel that they give me an heave offering, and of every man that gives it willingly with his heart, you shall take it.
     And this is the heave offering which you shall take of them: gold, silver and brass: and Jacinth color, scarlet, purple, byss and goats hair: rams skins that are red, and the skins of taxus (may be a badger) and sethim wood, oil for lights, and spices for anointing oil and for sweet cense: Onyx stones and set stones for the Ephod and for the breastlap.
     And they shall make me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them. And I shall show you the fashion of the habitation and of all the ornaments thereof, even so see that you make it in all things. And they shall make an ark of sethim wood two cubits and an half long, a cubit and an half broad and a cubit and an half high. And you shall overlay it with pure gold: both within and without, and shall make an high upon it a crown of gold round about. And you shall cast four rings of gold for it and put them in the four corners thereof, two rings on the one side of it and two on the other. And you shall make staves of sethim wood and cover them with gold, and put the staves in the rings along by the sides of the ark, to bear it withal. And the staves shall abide in the rings of the ark, and shall not be taken away. And you shall put in the ark, the witness which I shall give you.
     And you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold two cubits and an half long and a cubit and an half broad. And make two cherubins of thick gold on the two ends of the mercy seat: and set the one cherub on the one end and the other on the other end of the mercy seat: so see that you make them on the two ends thereof. And the cherubins shall stretch their wings abroad over on high, and cover the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another: even to the mercy seat ward, shall the faces of the cherubins be. And you shall put the mercy seat above upon the ark, and in the ark you shall put the witness which I will give you.
     There I will meet you and will commune with you from upon the mercy seat from between the two cherubins which are upon the ark of witness, of all things which I will give you in commandment unto the children of Israel.
     You shall also make a table of sethim wood of two cubits long and one cubit broad and a cubit and an half high. And cover it with pure gold and make thereto a crown of gold round about. And make unto that an hoop of four fingers broad, round about. And make a golden crown also to the hoop round about. And make for it four rings of gold and put them in the corners that are on the four feet thereof: even hard under the hoop shall the rings be, to put in staves to bear the table withal. And you shall make staves of sethim wood and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. And you shall make his dishes, spoons, pots and flatpieces to pour out withal, of fine gold. And you shall set upon the table, showbread before me always.
     And you shall make a candlestick of pure thick gold with his shaft, branches, bowls, knobs and flowers proceeding thereout. Six branches shall proceed out of the sides of the candlestick, three out of the one side and three out of the other. And there shall be three cups like unto almonds with knobs and flowers upon every one of the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick: and in the candlestick self four cups like unto almonds with their knobs and flowers: that there be a knob under every two branches of the six that proceed out of the candlestick. And the knobs and the branches shall be altogether, one piece of pure thick gold.
     And you shall make seven lamps and put them on high thereon, to give light unto the other side that is over against it: with snuffers and firepans of pure gold. An hundred pound weight of fine gold shall make it with all the apparel. And see that you make them after the fashion that was showed you in the mount.

The 26th Chapter
     And you shall make an habitation with ten curtains of twined byss, Jacinth, scarlet and purple, and shall make them with cherubins of broidered work. The length of a curtain shall be twenty eight cubits, and the breadth four and they shall be all of one measure: five curtains shall be coupled together one to another: and the other five likewise shall be coupled together one to another.
     Then shall you make loops of Jacinth color, along by the edge of the one curtain even in the selvedge of the coupling curtain. And likewise shall you make in the edge of the utmost curtain that is coupled therewith on the other side. Fifty loops shall you make in the one curtain, and fifty in the edge of the other that is coupled therewith on the other side: so that the loops be one over against another. And you shall make fifty buttons of gold, and couple the curtain together with the buttons: that it may be an habitation.
     And you shall make eleven curtains of goats hair, to be a tent to cover the habitation. The length of a curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth four and they shall be all eleven of one measure. And you shall couple five by themselves, and the other six by themselves, and shall double the sixth in the forefront of the tabernacle. And you shall make fifty loops in the edge of the utmost curtain on the one side: even in the coupling curtain: and as many in the edge of the coupling curtain on the other side. And you shall make fifty buttons of brass and put them on the loops, and couple the tent together withal: that there may be one covering.
     And the remnant that rests in the curtains of the tent: even the breadth of half a curtain that rests, shall be left on the back sides of the habitation: a cubit on the one side and a cubit on the other side, of that, that remains in the length of the curtains of the tabernacle, which shall remain of either side of the habitation to cover it withal.
     And you shall make another covering for the tent of rams skins dyed red: and yet another above all of taxus (may be a badger) skins.
     And you shall make boards for the habitation of sethim wood to stand upright: ten cubits long shall every board be, and a cubit and an half broad. Two feet shall one board have to couple them together withal, and so you shall make unto all the boards of the habitation. And you shall make twenty boards for the habitation on the south side, and you shall make forty sockets of silver and put them under the twenty boards: two sockets under every board, for their two feet. In like manner in the north side of the habitation there shall be twenty boards and forty sockets of silver: two sockets under every board. And for the west end of the habitation, shall you make six boards, and two boards more for the two west corners of the habitation: so that these two boards be coupled together beneath and likewise above with clamps. And so shall it be in both the corners. And so there shall be eight boards in all, and sixteen sockets of silver: two sockets under every board.
     And you shall make bars of sethim wood five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, and five for the other side, and five for the boards of the west end. And the middle bar shall go along through the midst of the boards and bar them together from the one end unto the other. And you shall cover the boards with gold and make golden rings for them to put the bars through, and shall cover the bars with gold also. And rear up the habitation according to the fashion thereof that was showed you in the mount.
     And you shall make a veil of Jacinth, of scarlet, purple and twined byss, and shall make it of broidered work and full of cherubins. And hang it upon four pillars of sethim wood covered with gold and that their knobs be covered with gold also, and stand upon four sockets of silver. And you shall hang up the veil with rings, and shall bring in within the veil, the ark of witness. And the veil shall divide the holy from the most holy. And you shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of witness in the holiest place. And you shall put the table without the veil and candlestick over against the table, upon the south side of the habitation. And put the table on the north side.
     And you shall make an hanging for the door of the tabernacle: of Jacinth, of scarlet, of purple and of twined byss, wrought with needle work. And you shall make for the hanging, five pillars of sethim wood, and cover both them and their knobs with gold, and shall cast five sockets of brass for them.

The 27th Chapter
     And you shall make an altar of sethim wood: five cubits long and five cubits broad, that it be foursquare, and three cubits high. And make it horns proceeding out in the four corners of it, and cover it with brass. And make his ashpans, shovels, basins, fleshhooks, firepans and all the apparel thereof, of brass and you shall make a grid iron also like a net, of brass: upon whose four corners shall be four brass rings: and the grid shall reach unto the midst of the altar. And you shall make staves for the altar of sethim wood, and cover them with brass, and let them be put in rings along by the sides of the altar, to bear it withal. And make the altar hollow with boards: even as it was showed you in the mount, so let them make it.
     And you shall make a court unto the habitation, which shall have in the south side hangings of twined byss, being an hundred cubits long, and twenty pillars thereof, with their twenty sockets of brass: but the knobs of the pillars and their hoops shall be silver. In like wise on the north side there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long and twenty pillars with their sockets of brass, and the knobs and the hoops of silver. And in the breadth of the court westward, there shall be hangings of fifty cubits long, and ten pillars with their ten sockets. And in the breadth of the court eastward toward the rising of the *son, shall be hangings of fifty cubits. Hangings of fifteen cubits in the one side of it with three pillars, and three sockets: and likewise on the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits with three pillars and three sockets. *son: again this is no typo, yet see how this word ³son² opens Jesus to us plainly in the Hebrew texts. RN
     And in the gate of the court shall be a veil of twenty cubits: of jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss wrought with needle work, and four pillars with their four sockets. All the pillars round about the court shall be hooped with silver, and their knobs of silver, and their sockets of brass. The length of the court, shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty, and the height five, and the hangings shall be of twined byss and the sockets of brass. And all the vessels of the habitation to all manner service and the pins thereof: yea and the pins also of the court, shall be brass.
     And command the children of Israel that they give the pure oil olive beaten for the lights to pour always into the lamps. In the tabernacle of witness without the veil which is before the witness: And Aaron and his sons shall dress it both even and morning before the Lord: And it shall be a duty for ever unto your generations after you: to be given of the children of Israel.

The 28th Chapter
     And take you unto you, Aaron your brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me, both Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aarons sons. And you shall make holy raiment for Aaron your brother, both honorable and glorious. Moreover speak unto all that are wise hearted, which I have filled with the spirit of wisdom: that they make Aarons raiment to consecrate him with, that he may minister unto me.
     These are the garments which they shall make: a breastlap, Ephod, a tunicle, a strait coat, a mitre and a girdle. And they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may minister unto me. And they shall take thereto, gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and byss. And they shall make the Ephod of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and white twined byss with broidered work. The two sides shall come together, closed up in the edges thereof. And the girdle of the Ephod shall be of the same workmanship and of the same stuff, even of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss.
     And you shall take two onyx stones and grave in them the names of the children of Israel: fix in the one stone, and the other fix in the other stone: according to the order of their birth. After the work of a stone graver, even as signets are graven, shall you grave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel, and shall make them to be set in ouches (couch or setting) of gold. And you shall put the two stones upon the two shoulders of the Ephod, and they shall be stones of remembrance unto the children of Israel. And Aaron shall bear their names before the Lord upon his two shoulders for a remembrance. And you shall make hooks of gold and two chains of fine gold: link work and wreathed, and fasten the wreathed chains to the hooks.
     And you shall make the breastlap of judgement with broidered work: even after the work of the Ephod shall you make it: of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss shall you make it. Foursquare it shall be and double, an hand breadth long and an hand breadth broad. And you shall fill it with four rows of stones. In the first row shall be a Sardius, a Topas and Smaragdus. The second row, a Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond. The third: Ligurius, an Achat (agate?) and Amethyst. The fourth: a Turcus (turquoise?), Onyx and Jasper. And they shall be set in gold in their enclosures. And the stones shall be graven as signets be graven: with the names of the children of Israel, even with twelve names every one with his name according to the twelve tribes.
     And you shall make upon the breastlap two fastening chains of pure gold and wreathen work. And you shall make likewise upon the breastlap two rings of gold and put them on the edges of the breastlap, and put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings which are in the edges of the breastlap. And the two ends of the two chains you shall fasten in the two rings, and put them upon the shoulders of the Ephod: on the foreside of it. And you shall yet make two rings of gold, and put them in the two edges of the breastlap even in the borders thereof toward the inside of the Ephod that is over against it. And yet two other rings of gold you shall make, and put them on the two sides of the Ephod, beneath over against the breastlap alow where the sides are joined together upon the broidered girdle of the Ephod. And they shall bind the breastlap by his rings unto the rings of the Ephod with a lace of jacinth, that it may lie close unto the broidered girdle of the Ephod, that the breastlap be not loosed from the Ephod. And Aaron shall bear the names of the children Israel in the breastlap of judgement upon his heart, when he goes into the holy place, for a remembrance before the Lord always. And you shall put in the breastlap of judgement vrim *(HBR; light) and Thumin *(HBR; perfectness): that they be even upon Aarons heart when he goes in before the Lord and Aaron shall bear the example of the children of Israel upon his heart before the Lord always. *from marginal notes
     And you shall make the tunicle unto the Ephod, altogether of Jacinth. And there shall be an hole for the head in the midst of it, and let there be a bond of woven work round about the collar of it (as it were the collar of a partlet) that it rend not. And beneath upon the hem, you shall make pomegranates of Jacincth, of scarlet, and of purple round about the hem, and bells of gold between them round about: that there be ever a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate round about upon the hem of the tunicle. And Aaron shall have it upon him when he ministers, that the sound may be heard when he goes into the holy place before the Lord and when he comes out, that he die not.
     And you shall make a plate of pure gold, and grave thereon (as signets are graven) The holiness of the Lord, and put it on a lace of Jacincth and tie it unto the mitre, upon the forefront of it, that it be upon Aarons forehead: that Aaron bear the sin of the holy things which the children of Israel have hallowed in all their holy gifts. And it shall be always upon Aarons forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.
     And you shall make an *alb of byss, and you shall make a mitre of byss and a girdle of needle work. *alb= white linen garment
     And you shall make for Aarons sons also coats, girdles and bonnets honorable and glorious, and you shall put them upon Aaron your brother and on his sons with him and shall anoint them and fill their hands and consecrate them that they may minister unto me. And you shall make them linen breaches to cover their privities: from the loins unto the thighs shall they reach. And they shall be upon Aaron and his sons, when they go into the tabernacle of witness, or when they go unto the altar to minister in holiness, that they bear no sin and so die. And it shall be a law for ever unto Aaron and his seed after him.


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