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There all offerings DEUTERONOMY. are to be brought. o in to possess the land which the 10 But when ye go over Jordan, ORD your God giveth you, and ye and dwell in the land which the hall possess it, and dwell therein. LORD your God giveth you to in32 And ye shall observe to do all herit, and when he giveth you rest he statutes and judgments which I from all your enemies round about, et before you this day.

so that ye dwell in safety;

11 Then there shall be a place CHAPTER XII.

which the Lord your God shall The monuments of idolatry are to be destroyed. I choose to cause his name to dwell 3 All offerings are to be brought to the place cho | there ; thither shall ye bring all that sen of God. 17 Holy things must be eaten in the koly place. 20 E.cceptions. 29 The rites of idol. I command you; your burnt offeratry not to be inquired into.

ings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, THESE are the statutes and judg- and the heave offering of your hand,

I ments, which ye shall observe to and all your choice vows which ye
do in the land, which the Lord God vow unto the Lord:
of thy fathers giveth thee to possess 12 And ye shall rejoice before the
it, all the days that ye live upon the LORD your God, ye, and your sons,

and your daughters, and your men-
2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the servants, and your maidservants, and
places, wherein the nations which the Levite that is within your gates;
ye shall possess served their gods, forasmuch as he hath no part nor in-
upon the high mountains, and upon heritance with you.
the hills, and under every green tree: 13 Take heed to thyself that thou

3 And ye shall overthrow their al- offer not thy burnt offerings in every tars, and break their pillars, and place that thou seest: burn their groves with fire; and ye 14 But in the place which the shall hew down the graven images LORD shall choose in one of thy of their gods, and destroy the names tribes, there thou shalt offer thy of them out of that place.

burnt offerings, and there thou shalt 4 Ye shall not do so unto the Lord do all that I command thee. your God.

| 15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest 5 But unto the place which the kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, Lord your God shall choose out of whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, all your tribes to put his name there, according to the blessing of the LORD euen unto his habitation shall ye thy God which he hath given thee: seek, and thither thou shalt come: the unclean and the clean may eat

6 And thither ye shall bring your thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of
burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, the hart.
and your tithes, and heave offerings 16 Only ye shall not eat the blood;
of your hand, and your vows, and ye shall pour it upon the earth as
your freewill offerings, and the first water.
lings of your herds and of your 17 Thou mayest not eat within thy

gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy ng And there ye shall eat before the wine, or of thy oil, or the firstling's Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any in all that ye put your hand unto, of thy vows which thou yowest, nor ye and your households, wherein the thy freewill offerings, or heave offerLORD thy God hath blessed thee. ing of thine hand:

8 Ye shall not do after all the things 18 But thou must eat them before that we do here this day, every man the Lord thy God in the place which whatsoever is right in his own eyes. the LORD thy God shall choose, thou,

9 For ye are not as yet come to and thy son, and thy daughter, and the rest and to the inheritance, thy manservant, and thy maidservwhich the LORD your God giveth ant, and the Levite that is within you.

thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice

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Blood not to be eaten. DEUTERONOMY. Of enticers to idolatry. before the LORD thy God in all that them, and thou succeedest them, and thou puttest thine hands unto. dwellest in their land ;

19 Take heed to thyself that thou 30 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as be not shared by following them, thou livest upon the earth.

after that they be destroyed from
20 When the Lord thy God shall before thee; and that thou inquire
enlarge thy border, as he hath prom- not after their gods, saying, How
ised thee, and thou shalt say, I will did these nations serve their gods?
eat flesh, because thy soul longeth even so will I do likewise.
to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. LORD thy God : for every abomina-

21 If the place which the LORD thy tion to the LORD which he hateth
God hath chosen to put his name have they done unto their gods; for
there be too far from thee, then thou even their sons and their daughters
shalt kill of thy herd and of thy they have burnt in the fire to their
flock, which the Lord hath given | gods.
thee, as I have commanded thee, 32 What thing soever I command
and thou shalt eat in thy gates you, observe to do it: thou shalt not
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. add thereto, nor diminish from it.
22 Even as the roebuck and the

hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them:

Enticers to idolatry, 6 even one's nearest kin drea, the unclean and the clean shall eat | 9 are to be stoned to death. 12 Idolatrons citics of them alike.

are not to be spared. 23 Only be sure that thou eat not! TF there arise among you a prophthe blood : for the blood is the life; 1 et, or a dreamer of dreams, and and thou mayest not eat the life giveth thee a sign or a wonder, with the flesh.

2 And the sign or the wonder come 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, pour it upon the earth as water. saying, Let us go after other gods,

25 Thou shalt not eat it ; that it which thou hast not known, and let
may go well with thee, and with us serve them;
thy children after thee, when thou 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the
shalt do that which is right in the words of that prophet, or that dream-
sight of the LORD.

er of dreams: for the LORD your God 26 Only thy holy things which proveth you, to know whether ye thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt | love the LORD your God with all take, and go unto the place which your heart and with all your soul. the LORD shall choose:

14 Ye shall walk after the LORD 27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt your God, and fear him, and keep offerings, the flesh and the blood, his commandments, and obey his upon the altar of the LORD thy God : voice, and ye shall serve him, and and the blood of thy sacrifices shall | cleave unto him. be poured out upon the altar of the 5 And that prophet, or that dreamLORD thy God, and thou shalt eat er of dreams, shall be put to death : the flesh.

because he hath spoken to turn you 28 Observe and hear all these away from the LORD your God, words which I command thee, that which brought you out of the land it may go well with thee, and with of Egypt, and redeemed you out of thy children after thee for ever, the house of bondage, to thrust thee when thou doest that which is good out of the way which the LORD thy and right in the sight of the LORD God commanded thee to walk in. thy God.

So shalt thou put the evil away 29 When the LORD thy God from the midst of thee. shall cut off the nations from before 6 If thy brother, the son of thy thee, whither thou goest to possess mother, or thy son, or thy daughter,

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lolatrous cities. DEUTERONOMY. What may be eaten.
· the wife of thy bosom, or thy shall be a heap for ever; it shall
iend, which is as thine own soul, not be built again.
atice thee secretly, saying, Let us 17 And there shall cleave nought
o and serve other gods, which thou of the cursed thing to thine hand:
ast not known, thou, nor thy fa- that the Lord may turn from the

fierceness of his anger, and shew
7 Namely, of the gods of the peo thee mercy, and have compassion
ole which are round about you, nigh upon thee, and multiply thee, as he
into thee, or far off from thee, from hath sworn unto thy fathers;
he one end of the earth even unto 18 When thou shalt hearken to the
he other end of the earth;

voice of the Lord thy God, to keep 8 Thou shalt not consent unto all his commandments which I combim, nor hearken unto him; neither mand thee this day, to do that which shall thine eye pity him, neither is right in the eyes of the LORD thy shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou | God. conceal him:

CHAPTER XIV. 9 But thou shalt surely kill him ; | God's children are not to dixfigure themselves in thine hand shall be first upon him

their inourning. 3 What may, and what may

not be caten, 4 of beasts, 9 of fishes, 11 and of to put him to death, and afterwards fowls. 21 That which dieth of itself may not be

eaten. 23 Tithes and firstlings to be eaten bethe hand of all the people.

fore the Lord. 28 The third year's tithe appoint 10 And thou shalt stone him with ed for alms. stones, that he die; because he hath VE are the children of the Lord sought to thrust thee away from the Il your God: ye shall not cut yourLORD thy God, which brought thee selves, nor make any baldness beout of the land of Egypt, from the tween your eyes for the dead. house of bondage.

2 For thou art a holy people unto 11 And all Israel shall hear, and the LORD thy God, and the LORD fear, and shall do no more any such hath chosen thee to be a peculiar wickedness as this is among you. people unto himself, above all the

12 If thou shalt hear say in one nations that are upon the earth. of thy cities, which the Lord thy 3 Thou shalt not eat any abomGod hath given thee to dwell there, I inable thing. saying,

4 These are the beasts which ye 13 Certain men, the children of Be- shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the lial, are gone out from among you, goat, and have withdrawn the inhabit 15 The hart, and the roebuck, and ants of their city, saying, Let us go the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and serve other gods, which ye have and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and not known;

the chamois. 14 Then shalt thou inquire, and 6 And every beast that parteth the make search, and ask diligently; hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two and, behold, if it be truth, and the claws, and cheweth the cud among thing certain, that such abomina- the beasts, that ye shall eat. tion is wrought among you;

y Nevertheless these ye shall not 15 Thou shalt surely smite the in- eat, of them that chew the cud, or habitants of that city with the edge of them that divide the cloven hoof; of the sword, destroying it utterly, as the camel, and the hare, and the and all that is therein, and the cat coney: for they chew the cud, but tle thereof, with the edge of the divide not the hoof; therefore they sword.

| are unclean unto you. 16 And thou shalt gather all the 8 And the swine, because it divi. spoil of it into the midst of the street deth the hoof, yet cheweth not the thereof, and shalt burn with fire the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall city, and all the spoil thereof every not eat of their flesh, nor touch their whit, for the LORD thy God: and it dead carcass.

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What may not be eaten. DEUTERONOMY. The third year's tithes.

9 These ye shall eat, of all that thine hand, and shalt go unto the are in the waters: all that have fins place which the LORD thy God shall and scales shall ye eat:

choose: 10 And whatsoever hath not fins 26 And thou shalt bestow that and scales ye may not eat; it is un- money for whatsoever thy soul lustclean unto you.

eth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or 11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat. for wine, or for strong drink, or for 12 But these are they of which ye whatsoever thy soul desireth: and shall not eat: the eagle, and the os- thou shalt eat there before the LORD sifrage, and the ospray,

thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, 13 And the glede, and the kite, and and thine household, the vulture after his kind, | 27 And the Levite that is within 14 And every raven after his kind, thy gates; thou shalt not forsake 15 And the owl, and the night-him: for he hath no part nor inhawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk heritance with thee. after his kind,

28 At the end of three years thou 16 The little owl, and the great shalt bring forth all the tithe of owl, and the swan,

thine increase the same year, and 17 And the pelican, and the gier shalt lay it up within thy gates: eagle, and the cormorant,

29 And the Levite, because he hath 18 And the stork, and the heron no part nor inheritance with thee, after her kind, and the lapwing, and and the stranger, and the fatherless, the bat.

and the widow, which are within 19 And every creeping thing that thy gates, shall come, and shall eat flieth is unclean unto you: they shall and be satisfied ; that the LORD thy not be eaten.

God may bless thee in all the work 20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat. of thine hand which thou doest. 21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give


| The seventh year a year of release for the poor. it unto the stranger that is in thy 7 This must be no let to lending or giving. 12 A gates, that he may eat it; or thou

Hebrew servant is to go forth free and well fur.

nished in the seventh year, unless he choose not to mayest sell it unto an alien : for de part. 19 All firstling males of the cattle are to thou art a holy people unto the be consecrated unto the Lord. LORD thy God. Thou shalt not LA T the end of every seven years seethe a kid in his mother's milk. A thou shalt make a release.

22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the 2 And this is the manner of the re-
increase of thy seed, that the field lease: Every creditor that lendeth
bringeth forth year by year. laught unto his neighbour shall re-

23 And thou shalt eat before the lease it; he shall not exact it of his
LORD thy God, in the place which he neighbour, or of his brother; be-
shall choose to place his name there, cause it is called the LORD's release.
the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact
and of thine oil, and the firstlings it again : but that which is thine
of thy herds and of thy flocks; that with thy brother thine hand shall
thou mayest learn to fear the Lord release;
thy God always.

4 Save when there shall be no
24 And if the way be too long for poor among you; for the LORD shall
thee, so that thou art not able to greatly bless thee in the land which
carry it; or if the place be too far the LORD thy God giveth thee for an
from thee, which the LORD thy God inheritance to possess it:
shall choose to set his name there, 5 Only if thou carefully hearken
when the Lord thy God hath blessed unto the voice of the LORD thy God,

to observe to do all these command25 Then shalt thou turn it into ments which I command thee this money, and bind up the money in day.

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'he year of release. DEUTERONOMY. The firstling males.
3 For the LORD thy God blesseth | 16 And it shall be, if he say unto
iee, as he promised thee: and thou thee, I will not go away from thee;
palt lend unto many nations, but because he loveth thee and thine
hou shalt not borrow; and thou house, because he is well with
halt reign over many nations, but thee;
hey shall not reign over thee. 17 Then thou shalt take an awl,

7 If there be among you a poor and thrust it through his ear unto
nan of one of thy brethren within the door, and he shall be thy sery-
uny of thy gates in thy land which ant for ever. And also unto thy
he Lord thy God giveth thee, thou maidservant thou shalt do like
shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut wise.
jhine hand from thy poor brother: | 18 It shall not seem hard unto thee,

8 But thou shalt open thine hand when thou sendest him away free wide unto him, and shalt surely lend from thee; for he hath been worth him sufficient for his need, in that a double hired servant to thee, in which he wanteth.

serving thee six years : and the 9 Beware that there be not a LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thought in thy wicked heart, say that thou doest. ing, The seventh year, the year of 19 ( All the firstling males that release, is at hand; and thine eye come of thy herd and of thy flock be evil against thy poor brother, and thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thou givest him nought; and he cry thy God: thou shalt do no work with unto the LORD against thee, and it the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear be sin unto thee.

the firstling of thy sheep. 10 Thou shalt surely give him, and 20 Thou shalt eat it before the thine heart shall not be grieved | LORD thy God year by year in the when thou givest unto him: be place which the Lord shall choose, cause that for this thing the LORD thou and thy household. thy God shall bless thee in all thy 21 And if there be any blemish works, and in all that thou puttest therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or thine hand unto

have any ill blemish, thou shalt not 11 For the poor shall never cease sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God. out of the land: therefore I com- 22 Thou shalt eat it within thy mand thee, saying, Thou shalt open gates: the unclean and the clean thine hand wide unto thy brother, person shall eat it alike, as the rooto thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy buck, and as the hart. land.

23 Only thou shalt not eat the 12 And if thy brother, a Hebrew blood thereof; thou shalt pour it man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold upon the ground as water. unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt

CHAPTER XVI. let him go free from thee.

The feast of the passover, 9 of reeks, 13 of taber.

nacles. 16 Every male must offer, as he is abla 13 And when thou sendest him out

at these three feasts. 18 Of judges and justice. free from thee, thou shalt not let him 21 Groves and images are forbidden. go away empty:

BSERVE the month of Abib, 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally U and keep the passover unto the out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, LORD thy God: for in the month of and out of thy winepress: of that Abib the LORD thy God brought thee wherewith the LORD thy God hath forth out of Egypt by night. blessed thee thou shaltgive unto him. 2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the

15 And thou shalt remember that passover unto the LORD thy God, of thou wast a bondman in the land the flock and the herd, in the place of Egypt, and the LORD thy God re- which the LORD shall choose to place deemed thee: therefore I command his name there. thee this thing to day.

| 3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread

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