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The land is defiled. LEVITICUS. Sundry laws repeated.
23 Neither shalt thou lie with any ye offer it, and on the morrow: and
beast to defile thyself therewith; if aught remain until the third day,
neither shall any woman stand be- it shall be burnt in the fire.
fore a beast to lie down thereto: it 7 And if it be eaten at all on the
is confusion.

third day, it is abominable; it shall
24 Defile not ye yourselves in any not be accepted.
of these things: for in all these the 8 Therefore every one that eateth
nations are defiled which I cast out it shall bear his iniquity, because he

hath profaned the hallowed thing 25 And the land is defiled: there- of the LORD; and that soul shall be fore I do visit the iniquity thereof cut off from among his people. upon it, and the land itself vomit 9 And when ye reap the harvest eth out her inhabitants.

of your land, thou shalt not wholly 26 Ye shall therefore keep my stat- reap the corners of thy field, neither utes and my judgments, and sball shalt thou gather the gleanings of not cominit any of these abomina- thy harvest. tions; neither your own na

10 And thou shalt not glean thy tion, nor any stranger that sojourn. vineyard, neither shalt thou gather eth among you ;

every grape of thy vineyard; thou 27 (For all these abominations shalt leave them for the poor and have the men of the land done, stranger: I am the LORD your God. which were before you, and the 11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal land is defiled :)

falsely, neither lie one to another. 28 That the land spew not you out

12 And ye shall not swear by my also, when ye defile it, as it spewed name falsely, neither shalt thou proout the nations that were before you. fane the name of thy God: I am the 29 For whosoever shall commit Lord. any of these abominations, even the 13 Thou shalt not defraud thy souls that commit them shall be cut neighbour, neither rob him: the off from among their people.

wages of him that is hired shall not 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine or- abide with thee all night until the dinance, that ye commit not any one morning. of these abominable customs, which 14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, were committed before you, and that nor put a stumblingblock before the ye defile not yourselves therein: I blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am am the LORD

the LORD.

15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness CHAPTER XIX.

in judgment; thou shalt not respect A repetition of sundry laws.

the person of the poor, nor honour ND the Lord spake unto Moses, the person of the mighty: but in ,

righteousness shalt thou judge thy 2 Speak unto all the congregation neighbour. of the children of Israel, and say

16 Thou shalt not go up and down unto them, Ye shall be holy: for 1 as a talebearer among thy people ; the Lord your God am holy.

neither shalt thou stand against the 3 Ye shall fear every man his moth- blood of thy neighbour: I am the er, and his father, and keep my sab- LORD. baths: I am the Lord your God. 17 Thou shalt not hate thy broth4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor inake er in thine heart: thou shalt in any to yourselves molten gods: I am the wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not

suffer sin upon him. 5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of 18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear peace offerings unto the Lord, ye any grudge against the children of shall offer it at your own will. thy people, but thou shalt love thy 6 It shall be eaten the same day neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

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and ordinances. 19 Ye shall keep my statutes. I miliar spirits, neither seek after wizThou shalt not let thy cattle gender ards, to be defiled by them: I am the with a diverse kind : thou shalt not | LORD your God. sow thy field with mingled seed : 32 Thou shalt rise up before the neither shall a garment mingled of hoary head, and honour the face of linen and woollen come upon thee. the old man, and fear thy God: I am

20 And whosoever lieth carnally the LORD. with a woman, that is a bondmaid, 33 And if a stranger sojourn with betrothed to a husband, and not at thee in your land, ye shall not vex all redeemed, nor freedom given him. her; she shall be scourged: they 34 But the stranger that dwelleth shall not be put to death, because with you shall be unto you as one she was not free,

born among you, and thou shalt love 21 And he shall bring his trespass him as thyself; for ye were stranoffering unto the LORD, unto the door gers in the land of Egypt: I am the of the tabernacle of the congrega

God. tion, even a ram for a trespass offer 35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness ing.

in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, 22 And the priest shall make an or in measure. atonement for him with the ram of 36 Just balances, just weights, a the trespass offering before the LORD just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye for his sin which he hath done; and have : I am the LORD your God, the sin which he hath done shall which brought you out of the land be forgiven him.

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observe all the land, and shall have planted all my statutes, and all my judgments, manner of trees for food, then ye and do them: I am the LORD. shall count the fruit thereof as un

CHAPTER XX. circumcised: three years shall it be

The punishment denounced against him that offer. as uncircumcised unto you: it shall elk his children to Molech ; & that consulteth rix not be eaten of,

ards ; 9 that curseth his parents; 10 and that

committeth adultery, incest, sodomy, and other 24 But in the fourth year all the abominations. 22 Obedience is required.

LORD your

fruit thereof shall be holy to praise AND the Lord spake unto Moses,

the LORD withal.

25 And in the fifth year shall ye 2 Again, thou shalt say to the chileat of the fruit thereof, that it may dren of Israel, Whosoever he be of yield unto you the increase thereof: the children of Israel, or of the stranI am the LORD your God.

gers that sojourn in Israel, that giv26 Ye shall not eat any thing with eth any of his seed unto Molech; he the blood, neither shall ye use en- shall surely be put to death : the chantment, nor observe times. people of the land shall stone him

27 Ye shall not round the corners with stones. of your heads, neither shalt thou 3 And I will set my face against mar the corners of thy beard. that man, and will cut him off from

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings among his people ; because he hath in your flesh for the dead, nor print given of his seed unto Molech, to any marks upon you: I am the LORD. defile my sanctuary, and to profane

29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, my holy name. to cause her to be a whore; lest the 4 And if the people of the land do land fall to whoredom, and the land any ways hide their eyes from the become full of wickedness.

man, when he giveth of his seed 30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and unto Molech, and kill him not ; reverence my sanctuary: I am the 5 Then I will set my face against LORD.

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and ordinances. go a whoring after him, to commit 17 And if a man shall take his siswhoredom with Molech, from among ter, his father's daughter, or his moththeir people

er's daughter, and see her nakedness, 6 And the soul that turneth after and she see his nakedness; it is a such as have familiar spirits, and wicked thing; and they shall be cut after wizards, to go a whoring af- off in the sight of their people: he ter them, I will even set my face hath uncovered his sister's nakedagainst that soul, and will cut him ness; he shall bear his iniquity. off from among his people.

18 And if a man shall lie with a 7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, woman having her sickness, and and be ye holy: for I am the Lord shall uncover her nakedness; he

hath discovered her fountain, and 8 And

ye shall keep my statutes, she hath uncovered the fountain of and do them: I am the LORD which her blood: and both of them shall sanctify you.

be cut off from among their peo9 For every one that curseth his ple. father or his mother shall be surely 19 And thou shalt not uncover the put to death: he hath cursed his fa- nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor ther or his mother; his blood shall of thy father's sister; for he uncovbe upon him.

ereth his near kin: they shall bear 10 And the man that committeth their iniquity. adultery with another man's wife, 20 And if a man shall lie with his even he that committeth adultery uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his with his neighbour's wife, the adul- uncle's nakedness: they shall bear terer and the adulteress shall surely their sin; they shall die childless. be put to death.

21 And if a man shall take his 11 And the man that lieth with his brother's wife, it is an unclean father's wife hath uncovered his fa- thing: he hath uncovered his brothther's nakedness: both of them shall er's nakedness; they shall be childsurely be put to death; their blood less. shall be upon them.

22 | Ye shall therefore keep all 12 And if a man lie with his my statutes, and all my judgments, daughter in law, both of them shall and do them: that the land, whither surely be put to death: they have I bring you to dwell therein, spew wrought confusion; their blood shall you not out. be

23 And ye shall not walk in the 13 If a man also lie with mankind, manners of the nation, which I cast as he lieth with a woman, both of out before you: for they committed them have committed an abomina- all these things, and therefore I abtion: they shall surely be put to horred them. death; their blood shall be upon

24 But I have said unto you, Ye them.

shall inherit their land, and I will 14 And if a man take a wife and give it unto you to possess it, a land her mother, it is wickedness: they that floweth with milk and honey: I shall be burnt with fire, both he and am the LORD your God, which have they; that there be no wickedness separated you from other people. among you.

25 Ye shall therefore put differ15 And if a man lie with a beast, ence between clean beasts and unhe shall surely be put to death; and clean, and between unclean fowls ye shall slay the beast.

and clean: and ye shall not make 16 And if a woman approach unto your souls abominable by beast, or any beast, and lie down thereto, thou by fowl, or by any manner of living shalt kill the woman, and the beast: thing that creepeth on the ground, they shall surely be put to death; which I have separated from you their blood shall be upon them.

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LEVITICUS. Men with a blemishe 26 And ye shall be holy unto me:, and that is consecrated to put on for I the LORD am holy, and have the garments, shall not uncover his severed you from other people, that head, nor rend his clothes; ye should be mine.

11 Neither shall he go in to any 27 A man also or woman that hath dead body, nor defile himself for his a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, father, or for his mother; shall surely be put to death: they 12 Neither shall he go out of the shall stone them with stones; their sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary blood shall be them.

of his God; for the crown of the

anointing oil of his God is upon CHAPTER XXI.

him: I am the LORD. of the priests' mourning. 6 Of their holiness. 13 of their marriages. 16 Any one that hath

13 And he shall take a wife in her a blemish must not minister in the sanctuary. virginity.

14 A widow, or a divorced woman, Speak unto the priests the sons or profane, or a harlot, these shall he of Aaron, and say unto them, There not take: but he shall take a virgin shall none be defiled for the dead of his own people to wife. among his people:

15 Neither shall he profane his 2 But for his kin, that is near unto seed among his people: for I the him, that is, for his mother, and for LORD do sanctify him. his father, and for his son, and for 16 | And the LORD spake unto his daughter, and for his brother, Moses, saying,

3 And for his sister a virgin, that 17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whois nigh unto him, which hath had soever he be of thy seed in their genno husband; for her may he be de- erations that hath any blemish, let filed,

him not approach to offer the bread 4 But he shall not defile himself, of his God. being a chief man among his peo 18 For whatsoever man he be that ple, to profane himself.

hath a blemish, he shall not ap5 They shall not make baldness proach: a blind man, or a lame, or upon their head, neither shall they he that hath a flat nose, or any thing shave off the corner of their beard, superfluous, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. 19 Or a man that is brokenfooted,

6 They shall be holy unto their or brokenhanded, God, and not profane the name of 20 Or crookbacked, or a dwarf, or their God: for the offerings of the that hath a blemish in his eye, or be LORD made by fire, and the bread scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his of their God, they do offer: there- stones broken; fore they shall be holy.

21 No man that hath a blemish of 7 They shall not take a wife that the seed of Aaron the priest shall is a whore, or profane; neither shall come nigh to offer the offerings of they take a woman put away from the LORD made by fire: he hath a her husband: for he is holy unto blemish; he shall not come nigh to his God.

offer the bread of his God. 8 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; 22 He shall eat the bread of his for he offereth the bread of thy God: God, both of the most holy, and of he shall be holy unto thee: for I the the holy. LORD, which sanctify you, am holy. 23 Only he shall not go in unto the

9 And the daughter of any priest, vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, if she profane herself by playing the because he hath a blemish; that he whore, she profaneth her father: she profane not my sanctuaries: for I shall be burnt with fire.

the LORD do sanctify them. 10 s And he that is the high priest 24 And Moses told it unto Aaron, anong his brethren, upon whose and to his sons, and unto all the head the anointing oil was poured, children of Israel.

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Eating holy things. LEVITICUS. Offerings to be perfect.

CHAPTER XXII. with his money, he shall eat of it, The priests in their uncleanness must abstain from and he that is born in his house: the holy things. 6 How they shall be cleansed. they shall eat of his meat. 10 Who of the priest's house may eat of the holy things. 17 The sacrifices must be without blem.

12 If the priest's daughter also be ish. 26 The age of the sacrifice. 29 The law of married unto a stranger, she may not eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

eat of an offering of the holy things. ND the Lord spake unto Moses, 13 But if the priest's daughter be

a widow, or divorced, and have no 2 Speak unto Aaron and to his child, and is returned unto her fasons, that they separate themselves ther's house, as in her youth, she from the holy things of the children shall eat of her father's meat: but of Israel

, and that they profane not there shall no stranger eat thereof. my holy name in those things which 14 And if a man eat of the holy they hallow unto me: I am the LORD. thing unwittingly, then he shall put

3 Say unto them, Whosoever he be the fifth part thereof unto it, and
of all your seed among your genera- shall give it unto the priest with
tions, that goeth unto the holy things, the holy thing.
which the children of Israel hallow 15 And they shall not profane the
unto the Lord, having his unclean- holy things of the children of Israel,
ness upon him, that soul shall be which they offer unto the LORD;
cut off from my presence: I am the 16 Or suffer them to bear the ini-

quity of trespass, when they eat
4 What man soever of the seed of their holy things: for I the LORD
Aaron is a leper, or hath a running do sanctify them.
issue ; he shall not eat of the holy 17 [ And the LORD spake unto

, until he be clean. And Moses, saying, whoso toucheth any thing that is 18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his unclean by the dead, or a man sons, and unto all the children of Iswhose seed goeth from him ; rael, and say unto them, Whatsoever 50r whosoever toucheth any creep- he be of the house of Israel, or of the ing thing, whereby he may be made strangers in Israel, that will offer unclean, or a man of whom he may his oblation for all his vows, and for take uncleanness, whatsoever un- all his freewill offerings, which they cleanness he hath;

will offer unto the Lord for a burnt 6 The soul which hath touched offering; any such shall be unclean until even,

19 Ye shall offer at your own will a and shall not eat of the holy things, male without blemish, of the beeves, unless he wash his flesh with water. of the sheep, or of the goats. 7 And when the sun is down, he 20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, shall be clean, and shall afterward that shall ye not offer: for it shali eat of the holy things; because it is not be acceptable for you. bis food.

21 And whosoever offereth a sacri. 8 That which dieth of itself, or is fice of peace offerings unto the LORD torn with beasts, he shall not eat to to accomplish his vow, or a freewill defile himself therewith: I am the offering in beeves or sheep, it shall LORD.

be perfect to be accepted; there
9 They shall therefore keep mine shall be no blemish therein.
ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, 22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or
and die therefore, if they profane having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed,
it: I the Lord do sanctify them. ye shall not offer these unto the LORD,

10 There shall no stranger eat of nor make an offering by fire of them
the holy thing: a sojourner of the upon the altar unto the LORD.
priest, or a hired servant, shall not 23 Either a bullock or a lamb that
eat of the holy thing.

hath any thing superfluous or lack11 But if the priest buy any soul ing in his parts, that mayest thou

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