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+ But if a Man find a betrothed Damsel, and force her and lie with her, then the Man only that lay with her shall die.

q If a Man entice a Maid that is not betrothed, and lie sich her, he shall surely endow her to be his Wife. If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay Money, according to the Dowry of Virgins. I Thou shalt not steal.

Stealing • Thou shalt not rob thy Neighbour.

+ He that stealeth a Man, and selleth him; or if he be found in his Hand, he fhall surely be put to Death.

u If a Man shall steal an Ox or a Sheep, and kill it, or sell it, he shall restore five Oxen for an Ox, and four Sheep for a Sheep. If the Theft be found in his Hand alive, whether it be Ox, Afs, or Sheep, he thali restore double.

w If a Thief be found breaking up, he shall make full Reftitution; and if he have nothing, then he fhall be fuld for his Theft.

* When thou comeft into thy Neighbour's Vineyard, then thou mayest eat Grapes thy Fill; but ihou shalt not put any in thy Vellel. When thou comest into the Itanding Corn of thy Neighbour's, then thou mayest pluck the Ears with thy Hand; but thou shalt not move a Sickle into thy Neighbour's standing Corn.

Whofo robbeth his Father or his Mother, and faith it is no Tranfgreflion; the same is the Companion of a Destroyer. P Deut. 22. 25.

9 Exod. 22. 16, 17. & Lev. 19. 13.

t Exod. 2). 16. * Exod. 22. 2, 3.

Deut. 23. 24, 25.

y Prov. 28.4.

[ Exod. 20. 15. u Exod. 22. 1, 4.

2 Let him that fiole steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his Hands the Thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth,

a Remove not the ancient Land. Trespass and marks, which thy Fathers have set. Damage.

For cursed is he that removeth his Neighbour's Land-mark.

If a Man fhall cause a Field or Vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his Beast, and shall feed in another Man's Field ; of the best of his own Field, and of the best of his own Vineyard, shall he make Restitution.

• He that killeth a Beast shall make it good; Beast for Beast.

If a Fire break out, so that the Corn be confumad therewith, he that kindled the Fire shall surely make Restitution.

• If a Man borrow olight of his Neighbour, and it be hurt or die, the Owner thereof being not with it, he thall surely make it good: But if the Owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good. If it be an hired Thing, it came for its

. Hire.

* For all manner of Trespass, whether it be for Ox, for Ass, for Sheep, for Raiment; or for any manner of loft Thing, which another challengesh to be his ; the Cause of both Parties shall come before the Judges, and whom the Judges fhall condemn, he thall pray double unto his Neighbour.



22. S.

z Eph. 4. 28.
a Prov. 22. 28. Deut. 27. 17.

b Exod. c Lev. 24. 18. d Exod. 22. 6.

c Exod. 22. 14, 15. f Exod. 22. 9.


$ Do Violence to no Man.

Oppreffior. Ye shall not oppress one another. i Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

* Oppress not the Widow, nor the Fatherless, nor the Poor, neither vex a Stranger. Rob not the Poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the At2 flicted in the Gate, for the Lord will plead their Cause, and spoil the Soul of those that spoiled them.

'Thou shalt not oppress an hired Servant, that is poor and needy. At his Day thoti thalt give him his Hire, his Wages shall not abide with thee all Night unto the Morning: for he is poor and fetteth his Heart upon it, left he cry againte thee unto the Lord, and it be Sin unto thee:

* Wo unto him that buildeth his House by Unrighteousness, and his Chambers by Wrong ; that useth his Neighbour's Service without Wages, and giveth him not for his work."

He that oppresseth the Poor, reproacheth his Maker.

• A poor Man that oppresseth the Poor, is like a sweeping Rain, which leaveth no Food.

p If thou sell ought unto thy Neighbour, or buyeft ought of thy Neighbour's Hands, ye shall not oppress one another.

9 If thou lend Money to any that is poor by thee, thou thalt not be to him as an Usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him Usury, nor lend him thy Victuals for Increase.

111. . Exod. 22. 21.

i Luke 3: 13:

k Zech. 8. Luke 3. 14.

h Lev. 25:17:
Prov. 22. 22, 23:

I Deut. 24. 149

n Pros Deut. 24. 15.

m Jer, 22. 13 15. Lev. 19: 13. o Prov. 28. 3.

p Lev. 25. 14. 254 Lev. 25. 37.


14. 31.

9 Exod.

pity the Poor.

What mean ye, that ye grind the Faces of the Poor? faith the Lord of Hofts.

• He that opprefferb the Poor to increase this Riches, Thall surely come to Want.

Wo unto them that have made dishoneft Gain by Usury and Increase, and have greedily gained of their Neighbours by Extortion, or by the Iniquity of their Traffic.

" He that by Usury and unjuft Gain increases his Substance, thall gather it for them that will

The Wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; he fpoileth by Violence, and restoreth not the Pledge.

* He that withholdeth Corn, the People thall curse him ; but Blessing fhall be upon the Head of him that selleth it.

y Wo to him that buildeth a Town with Blood, and establisheth a City by Iniquity.

2 Neither Thieves nor Extortioners shall inherit the Kingdom of God.

a Wo to him that increaseth that which is not his: For better is a little with Righteousness, than great Revenues without Right.

bo Ler no Man defraud his Brother in Fraud.

any Matter; because the Lord is the Aven. ger of all fuch.

Why do ye defraud your Brethren? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded ?

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e Prov. 22. 16. t Ezek. 22. 13, 12, Ezek. 28. 18. u Prov. 28. 8.

w Pfal. 37. 21.

Ezek. 18, 12. x Prov. 11. 26. y Hab. 2. 12.

z i Cor. 6. a Hab. 2. 6. Prov. 16.8.



6. *3 18. 6, 8, 7.


i Thef:

& Have not we all one Father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacheroully every Man against his Brother?

• We have renounced the hidden Things of Difo Honesty ; therefore let us not walk in Crattiness,

| Ye fhall do no Uprighteousness in Mete-yard, in Weight or in Measure ; neither deal falsely.

18 Thou fhalt not have in thy Bag divers Weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine House divers Measures, a great and a small : But thou shalt have a perfect and just Weight, a perfect and just Measure shalt thou have. For all that do unrighteously in such Things ar Abomination into the Lord.

If a Soul fin, and commit a Trespass against
Lord, and lie unto his Neighbour in that

was delivered him to keep, or in Fellowfhip, or in a Thing taken away by Violence, or have deceived his Neighbour, or have found that which was loft, and lieth concerning it, and fweareth falsely: In any of all these that a Man doth, because he hath finned and is guilty, he fhall restore that which he took violently away, or the Thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost Thing which he found; all that about which be hath sworn falfely, he shall restore it in the Principal, and shall add the fifth Part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth.


d Mal. 2. 30.
c 2 Cor. 4. 2.

f Lev. 19. 35, 11. & Deut. 25. 13, 14, 15, 16.

h Lev. 6. 2, 3, 4, S. K 4


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