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            The Fifth Book of Moses

Commonly Called DEUTERONOMY


CHAPTER 1

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.

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

which the LORD swear 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.

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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,

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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

swear, saying,

1:35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see

that good land, which I swear 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.

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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.

CHAPTER 2

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.

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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 swear 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:

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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:

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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.

CHAPTER 3

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;

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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

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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.

CHAPTER 4

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.

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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.

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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

swear 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,

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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 swear 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.

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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 neighbor

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:

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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.

CHAPTER 5

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.

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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 labor, 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 Honor 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 neighbor.

5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbors wife, neither shalt thou

covet thy neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his

maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbor’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;

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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.

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CHAPTER 6

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 sons 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 swear 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;

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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 swear 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 swear 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.

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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.

CHAPTER 7

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.

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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 swear 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 swear 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.

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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.

CHAPTER 8

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 swear 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

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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;

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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 swear 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.

CHAPTER 9

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.

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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 swear 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:

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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.

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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.

CHAPTER 10

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.

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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 swear

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.

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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.

CHAPTER 11

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

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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

swear 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.

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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 swear 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.

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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.

CHAPTER 12

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.

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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.

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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;

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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.

CHAPTER 13

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;

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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;

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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.

CHAPTER 14

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,

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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 mothers 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,

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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.

CHAPTER 15

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 neighbor shall release it; he shall not exact it of his

neighbor, 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.

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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

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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.

CHAPTER 16

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.

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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:

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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.

CHAPTER 17

17:1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or

sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavoredness: 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.

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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

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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.

CHAPTER 18

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 priests 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.

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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.

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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.

CHAPTER 19

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 neighbor ignorantly, whom he hated

not in time past;

19:5 As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbor 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

neighbor, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live:

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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 neighbor, 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 neighbors 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;

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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.

CHAPTER 20

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.

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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

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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.

CHAPTER 21

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.

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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;

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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.

CHAPTER 22

22:1 Thou shalt not see thy brothers 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 womans 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

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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 damsels virginity unto the elders of the

city in the gate:

22:16 And the damsels 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

daughters 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

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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 fathers

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 fathers 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 neighbors 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

neighbor, 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 damsels 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 fathers wife, nor discover his fathers

skirt.

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CHAPTER 23

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:

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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 neighbors vineyard, then thou mayest

eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any

in thy vessel.

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23:25 When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbor, then

thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not

move a sickle unto thy neighbor’s standing corn.

CHAPTER 24

24:1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass

that she find no favor 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 mans 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 mans 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.

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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 widows 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.

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CHAPTER 25

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 brothers 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

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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.

CHAPTER 26

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

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am come unto the country which the LORD swear 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 labor, 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.

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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

swearst 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 honor; and that thou mayest be an holy

people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.

CHAPTER 27

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.

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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.

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27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbors 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 fathers wife; because he

uncovereth his fathers 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 neighbor 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.

CHAPTER 28

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.

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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 swear 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.

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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.

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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 labors, 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.

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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 favor 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.

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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.

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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.

CHAPTER 29

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.

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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;

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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:

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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.

CHAPTER 30

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.

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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 th