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take him, because the way is long, death of the nigh priest: but after
CAER OF Mogxg. and slay him; whereas he was not the death of the high priest the
Erod. il, 11-14. And it came to worthy of death, inasmuch as he slayer shall return into the land pass in those days, when Moses hated him not in time past. of his possession. And ye shall
was grown, that he went out untake no satisfaction for him that to bis brethren, and looked on CITIES OF REFUGE is fled to the city of his retuge, their burdens: and he spied an APPOINTED.
that he should come again to Egyptian smiting an llebrew, one
dwell in the land, until the death of his brethren. And he looked Num. XXXV, 12--15. And they of the pries'.
this way and that way, and when shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the man- Josh. xx, 4-6. And when he that he saw that there was no man, he slayer die not, until he stand be- doth flee unto one of those cities slew the Egyptian, and hid him fore the congregation in judgment. shall stand at the entering of the in the sand. And when he went And of these cities which ye shall gate of the city, and shall declare out the second day, bebold, two give, six cities shall ye have for his cause in the ears of the elders men of the Hebrews strove torefuge. Ye shall give three cities of that city, they shall take him gether: and he said to him that on this side Jordan, and three into the city unto them, and give did the wrong, Wherefore smitest cities shall ye give in the land of him a place, that he may dwell thou thy fellow? And he said, Canaan, which shall be cities of among them. And if the avenger Who made thee a prince and a refuge. These six cities shall be of blood pursue after him, then judge over us? Intendest thou to
thou killedst the a refuge, both for the children of they shall not deliver the slayer kill me, as
And Moses feared, Israel, and for the stranger, and up into his hand; because he Egyptian? for the sojourner among them; sinote his neighbour unwittingly, and said, Surely this thing is that every one that killeth any and hated hiin not beforetire. known. person unawares may flee thither. And he shall dwell in that city, Acts vil, 25, 29. For he supposed
until he stand before the congre- his brethren would have underDeut. iv, 41, 42. Then Moses gation for judgment, and until stood how that God by his hand severed three citis on this side the death of the bigh priest that would deliver them; but they Jordan, toward the sun-rising; shall be in those days: then shall understood not. Then fled That the slayer might nee thither, the slayer return, and come unto Moses at this saying, and was a which should kill his neighbour his own city, and unto his own stranger in the land of Midian, unawares, and hated him not in house, unto the city from whence where he begat two sons. times past; and that, fleeing unto he fled. one of these cities, he might
LAW WITH REGARD TO LAWS GUARDING Josh, xx, 2, 3, 7-9. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Ap.
PROPERTY. point out for you cities of refuge, Exod. xxi, 15, 18--27. And he 1.-THEFT FORBIDDEN whereof I spako unto you by the that smiteth ther or bis hand of Moses; That the slayer mother shall surely be put to steal.
Deut. v, 19. Neither shalt thon that killeth any person unawares, death. And if men strive toand unwittingly, may flee thither: gether, and one smito another
Prov. xxl, 7. The robbery of the and they shall be your refuge with a stone, or with his fist, and
wicked shall destroy them; befrom the avenger of blood. Aud he die not, but keepeth his bed;
cause they refuse to do judg.
ment. they appointed Kedesh in Galilee If he rise again, and walk abroad in mount Naphtall, and Shechem upon his stat, then shall he that Isa. 1x1, 8. For I the Lord love in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-smote him be quit: only he shall judgment, I hate robbery for arba, which is Hebron, in the pay for the loss of his time, and burnt-offering; and I will direct mountain of Judah. And on the shall cause him to be thoroughly their work in truth, and I will other side Jordan, by Jericho healed. And if a man smite his make an everlasting covenant eastward, they assigned Bezer in servant, or his maid, with a rod, with them. the wilderness upon the plain out and he die under his hand; he shall 1 Thess. iv, 6. That no man go of the tribe of Reuben, and Ra- be surely punished. Notwith-beyond and defraud his brother moth in Gilead out of the tribe standing, if he continue a day or in any matter; because that the of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out two, he shall not be punished: for Lord is the avenger of all such, as of the tribe of Manasseh. These he is his money. li men strive, we also have forewarned you, and were the cities appointed for all and hurt a woman with child, so testified. the children of Israel, and for the that her fruit depart from her, stranger that sojourneth among and yet no mischief follow: he
INSTANCES. them, i hat whosoever killeth any shall be surely punished according
Judges is, 25. And the men of person at unawares might flee as the woman's husband will lay Shechem set liers in wait for bim thither, and not die by the hand upon him; and he shall pay as the in the top of the mountains, and of the avenger of blood, until he judges determine. And if any they robbed all that came along stood before the congregation mischief follow, then thou shalt that way by them; and it was told give life for life, Eye for eye,
Abimelech. REGULATIONS IN THEM. tooth for tooth, hand for hand, Num. XXXV, 26-28, 32. But if the foot for foot, Burning for burning, Ps. cxix, 61. The bands of the slayer shall at any time come
wound · for wound, stripe for wicked have robbed me: but I without the border of the city of stripe. And if a man smite the have not forgotten thy law. his refuge, whither he was fled; his maid, that it perish; he shall there shall many stand up against
Daniel xi, 14. And in those times him without the borders of the lot hiin go free for his eye's sake. the king of th south: also the city of his refuge, and the re
And if he smite out his man-ser- robbers of thy people shall exalt venger of blood kill the slayer, he
vant's tooth, es bis maid-servant's themselves to establish the vision; shall not be guilty of blood: Betooth; he shall let him go free for but they shall fall. cause he should have rernained in his tooth's sake.
Hosea vil, 1. When I would the city of his refuge until the 1(see under ANIMALS, Page 85.) have healed Israel, then the lui
quity of Ephraim was discovered, 1 Prov. vi. 30, 31. Men do not des Phi. 11, 4. Look not every man
1 Tim. vi, 9, 10. But they that
will be rich fall into temptation, Luke xil, 39. And this know, substance of his house.
and a snare, and into many foolish that if the goodman of the house
and hurtful lusts, which drown had known what hour the thief
Judges, xvii, 2, 3. And he men in destruction and perdition. would come, he would have (Micah] said unto his mother, The For the love of money is the root watched, and not have suffered | eleven hundred shekels of silver of all evil; which while some cohis house to be broken through.
that were taken from thee, about veted after, they have erred from
Jude, 11. Wde unto them! for
his mother said, Blessed be thou they have gone in the way of Cain,
COVETOUSNESS OFTEN SEEX AND breaking up, and be smitten that from my hand for my son, to make he die, there shall no blood be shed a graven image, and a molten
CONDEMNED. for him. If the theft be certainly image: now therefore I will restore 1 Kings xxi, 1, 2, 15. 16. And it found in his hand alive, whether it it unto thee.
came to pass after these things, be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall
Job xx, 10, 18. His children shall that Naboth the Jezreelite had a restore donble.
if a man shall seek to please the poor, and his vineyard, which was in Jezreel, deliver unto his neighbour money hands shall restore their goods hard by the palace of Ahab king of or stuff to keep, and it be stolen That which he laboured for shall
Samaria. And Ahab spake unto out of the man's house; if the thief he restore, and shall not swallow Naboth, saying, Give me thy videbe found, let him pay double. If it down: according to his substance yard, that I may have it for a the thief be not found, then the shall the restitution be, and he garden
of herbs, because it is near master of the house shall be shall not rejoice therein.
uuto my house: and I will give brought unto the judges, to see
thee for it a better vineyard than
Luke xix, 8. And Zaccheus it; or, if it seem good to thee, I whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods. For stood, and s:id unto the Lord, Be will give thee the worth of it'in all manner of trespass, whether it hold, Lord, the half of my goods I
And it came to pass, be for ox, for ass, for' sheep, for give to the poor; and if I have when Jezebel heard that Naboth
from any man by raiment, or for any manner of lost
was stoned, and was dead, that thing, which another challengeth
false accusation, I restore him Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take
four-fold. to be his, the cause of both parties
possession of the vineyard of Nashall come before the judges; and
both the Jezrelite, which he re
CARELESSNESS IN KEEPING whom the judges shall condemn,
fused to give thee for money: for He shall pay double unto his
Naboth is not alive, but dead, And neighbour.
(See under ANIMALS, P. 35.)
it came to pass, when Ahab heard Lev. vi, 2-5. If a soul sin, and
that Naboth was dead, that Ahab commit a trespass against the
2.-COVETOUSNESS DE- rose up to go down to the vineLord, and lie unto his neiglibour; SCRIBED AND FORBIDDEN.
yard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to in that which was delivered him to
take possession of it.
Deut. v, 21. Neither shalt thon keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing desire thy neighbour's wife, nei wroth with the seer, and put him
2 Chron. XVI, 10. Then Asa was taken away by violence, or hath ther shalt thou covet thy neigh-in a prison-house; for he was in a deceived his neighbour: Or have bour's house, his field, or his manfound that which was lost,and lieth servant, or his maid-servant, his name with him because of this Iş; in any of all these that a man ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thing. And Asa oppressed some thy neighbour's.
of the people the same time. doeth, sinning therein: Then it
Prov. xv, 27. He that is greedy because he is poor, neither oppress
Prov. xxii, 22. Rob not the poor, shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore of gain troubleth his own house the afflicted in the gate. that which he took violently away, but be that hateth gifts shall live.
Isa. xxxil, 7. The instruments or the thing which he bath de
Isa. Ivil, 17. For the iniquity of also of the churl are evil: he deceitfully gotten, or that which was his covetousness was I wroth, viseth wicked devices to destroy delivered him to keep, or the lost and smote him: I hid me, and was the poor with lying words, even thing which he found, Or all that wroth, and he went on frowaruly when the needy speaketlı right. about which he hath sworn falsely; in the way of his heart. he shall even restore it in the
Lam. iii, 34-36. To crush under
Jer. 11, 13. O thon that dwellest bis feet all the prisoners of the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto upon many waters, abundant
in earth. To turn as de the right of bim to whom it appertaineth, in treasures, thine end is come, and a man before the face of the most
the measure of thy covetousness. the day of his trespass-offering.
High, To subvert a mun in his Num. 7,7. Then they shall con
Luke xli, 15. And he said unto cause, the LORD approveth not. fess the sin which they have ther, Take heed, and beware of Amos viii, 4. Hear this, O yo done: an i he shall recompense his coretousness: for a man's lite con- that swallow up the needly, even trespass with the principal thereof. Sisteth not in the abundance of the to make the poor 01 the land to
fail. and add unto it the fifth part things which he possesseth. thereof, and give it unto him 1 Cor. x, 24. Let uo man seek Micah, lil, 9. Hear this, I pray against whom he hath trespassed. his own, but every man another's you, ye heads of the Lousa ot wealth,
Jacob, and princes of the house of
Israel, that abhor Judgment, and | uprighteongness in judgment, in tak th a gift out of the bosom to pervert all equity.
mete-yard, in weight, or in meas- pervert the ways of judgment. Hab. 11, 5. Yea also, because he ure. Just balances just weights,
Acts xxiv, 26, 27. He hoped also transgresseth by wine, he is a a just ephah, and a just bin, shall that money shoul have been proud man, neither keepeth at ye have: I am the LORD your God given him of Paul, that he might home, who enlargeth his desire as which brought you out of the loose him: wherefore he sent for hell, and is as death, and cannot land of Egypt.
him the oftener, and communed be satisfied, but gathereth unto Lev. xxvii, 25. And all thy with him. But after two years biin all nations, and heapeth unto estimations shall be according to Porcius Festus came into Felix' him all people.
the shekel of the sanctuary: room: and Felix, willing to shew Luke xvi, 14. And the Pharisees twenty gerahs shall be the shekel the Jews a pleasure, left Paul also, who were covetous, heard all Deut. xxv, 13-16. Thou shalt not bound. these things; and they derided have in thy bag divers weights, him. a great and a small. Thou shalt
1 Sam. xli, 3-5. Behold, here I Eph. v. 6. .. .. . Nor covetous not have in thine house. divers am: witness against me before the man, who is an idolater, ..... measures, a great and a small. LORD, and before his anointed:
2 Peter ii, 15. Which have for. But thou shalt have a perfect and whose ox have I taken? or whose saken the right way, and are just weight, a perfect and just ass have I taken? or whom have gone astray, following the way of measure shalt thou have;, that I defrauded? whom have I opBalaam the son of "Bosor, who thy days may be lengthened in the pressed? or of whose hand have loved the wages of unrighteous- land which the LORD thy God I received any bribe to blind Dess.
giveth thee. For all that do such mine eyes therewith? and I will
things, and all that do unright- restore it you. And they said, PUNISHMENT FROM GOD.
eously, are an abomination unto Thou hast not defrauded us, nor
the LORD thy God. Job xx, 19-22. Because he hath
oppressed us, neither hast thou oppressed and hath forsaken the Prov. xi, 1. A false balance is taken ought of any man's band. poor, because he hath violently abomination to the Lord: but a And he said unto them, The taken away an house which he just weight is his delight.
LORD is witness against you, and builded not; Sarely he shall not Prov. xvi, 11. A just weight and his anointed is witness this day, feel quietness in his belly, he shall balance are the Lord's; all the that ye have not found ought in not save of that which he desired. weights of the bag are his work.
And they answered, There shall none of his meat be
He is witness..
Prov. XX, 10, 23. Divers weights, left; therefore shall no man look and divers measures, both of
Job xv, 34. For the congregation for his goods. In the fulness of them are alike abomination to of hypocrites shall be desolate, his sufficiency he shall be in the LORD. Divers weights are an
and fire shall consume the taberstraits: every hand of the wicked abomination unto the LORD; and nacles of bribery. shall come upon him.
& false balance is not good, Prov. xxix, 4. The king by judgJob xxvii, 13-15. This is the Ezek. xlv, 10-12. Ye shall have ment establisheth the land: but he portion of a wicked man with God, just balances, and a just ephah, that receiveth gifts overthroweth and the heritage of oppressors, and a just bath. The ephah and it. which they shall receive of the the bath shall be of one measure, Almighty. If his children be that the bath may contain the righteously, and speaketh up
Isa, xxxlil, 15. He that walketh multiplied, it is for the sword; and tenth part of an homer, and the rightly; he that despiseth the gain his ofispring shall not be satisfied ephah the tenth part of an homer: of oppressions, that shaketh his with bread. Those that remain the measure thereof shall be after hands from holding of bribes, of him shall be buried in death; the homer. And the shekel shell that stoppeth his ears from hearand his widows shall not weep. be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, ing of blood, and shutteth bis Ps, ciji, 6. The LORD executeth five and twenty shekels, fifteen
eyes from seeing evil. righteousness and judgment for shekels, shall be your maneh. all that are oppressed. Hosea xii, 7. He is a merchant,
LAW OF USURY. Prov. xxii, 16, 23. IIe that op- the balances of deceit are in his
Exod. xxii, 25. If thou lend presseth the poor to increase his hand: he loveth to oppress. riches, and he that giveth to the Micah vi, 10, 11. Are there yet is poor by the , thou shalt not be
money to any of my people that rich, shall surely come to want. the treasures of wickedness in the For the LORD will plead their house of the wicked, and the thou lay upon him usury.
to him as an usorer, neither shalt cause, and spoil the soul of those scant measure that is abominable? that spoiled them. Shall I count then pure with the
Lev. XXV, 36, 37. Take thou no Isa. Xxx, 12, 13. Wherefore thus wicked balances, and with the usury of him, or increase: but fear
thy God; that thy brother may saith the Holy One of Israel, Be- bag of deceitful weights?
live with thee. Thou shalt not cause ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverse
give him thy money upon usury, ness, and stay thereon: Therefore Exod. xxlll. 8. And thou shalt
nor lend him thy victuals for in
crease. this iniquity shall be to you as a take no gift: for the gift blindeth breach ready to fall swelling out the wise, and perverteth the words Deut. xxili, 19, 20. Thou shalt in a high wall, whose breaking of the righteous.
not lend upon tisury to thy brother, cometh suddenly at an instant.
Deut. xvi, 19. Thou shalt not usury of money, usury of victuals, Zeph. iit, 1. Woe to her that is wrest judgment; thou shalt not usury of any thing that is lent Althy and polluted, to the oppress- respect persons, neither take a
upon ustry. Unto a stranger ing city! gift.
thou mayest lend upon usury, but
unto thy brother thou shalt not 3.-INSTANCES OF DIS
1 Sam. viil, 3. And his sons lend upon usury, that the LORD
walked not in his ways, but turn- tliy God may bless thee in all HONESTY.
ed aside after lucre, and took that thou settest thine hand to, False WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. bribes, and perverted judgment. in the land whither thou goest Leo. xix, 35, 36. Yo shall do no Prov. xvil, 23. A wicked man I to possess it.
Neh, v, 10, 12. I likewise, and to another, What is this that God | ing to his birrıright, and the my brethren, and my servants, hath done unto us? And it came youngest according to his youth: might exact of them money and to pass, as they emptied their and the men marvelled one at corn: I pray you, let us leave off sacks, that, behold, every man's another. this usury. Then said they, We bundle of money was in his sack:
Gen. xlviii, 17-20. And when will restore them, and will require and when both they and their Joseph saw that his father laid nothing of them; so will we do as father saw the bundles of money, his right hand upon the head of thou sayest. Then I called the they were afraid.
Ephraim, it displeased him; and priests, and took an oath of them,
Gen. xliii, 12, 19-24. And take he held up his father's hand, to that they should do according to double money in your hand: and remove it from Ephraim's liead this promise.
the money that was brought unto Manasseh's head. And
again in the mouth of your sacks, Joseph said unto his father, Not Neh. v.7. Then I consulted with carry it again in your hand; per 80, my father: for this is the firstmyself, and I rebuked the nobles, adventure it was an oversiglit. born; put thy right hand upon his
to the head. And his father refused, and and the rulers, and said untó And they came them, Ye exact'usury, every one steward of: Joseph's house, and said, I know it, my son, I know of his brother. And I set a great they communed with him at the it: he also shall become a people, assembly against them.
door of the house. And he said, and he also shall be great, but Ps. xv, 5. He that putteth not the first time to buy food: And it greater than he, and his seed
O sir, we came indeed down at truly his younger brother shall be ou his money to usury, nor tak- came to pass, when we came to shall become a multitude of naeth reward against the innocent: the inn, that we opened our sacks, tions. And be blessed them that He that doeth these things shall and, behold, every man's money day, saying, In thee shall Israel never be moved.
was in the mouth of his sack, our bless, saying, God make thee as Prov. xxviii, 8. He that by money in full weight; and we Ephraim, and as Manasseh. And usury and unjust gain increaseth have brought it again in our he set Ephraim before Manasseh. his substance, he shall gather it hand. And other money have we for him that will pity the poor. brought down in our hands to buy knowledge the son of the hated
Deut. xxi, 17. But he shall acJer. xv, 10. Woe is me, my food: we cannot tell who put our for the first-born, by giving bim a mother, that thou hast born me a money in our sacks. And he said, double portion of all that lie hath: man of' strife and a man of con- Peace be to you, fear not; your for he is the beginning of his tention to the whole earth! I have God, and the God of your father, strength; the rigut of the firstneither lent on usury, nor men hath given you treasure in your born is his. have lent to me on usury; yet sacks: I had your monçy. And he every one of them doth curse brought Simeon out unto them. 1 Chron. V, 1, 2. Now the sons
And the man brought the men into of Reuben, the first-born of Israel, Ezek. «xvill. 13. Iath given Joseph's house, and gavo them (for he was the first-born; but, forth upon usury; and hath taken water, and they washed their forasmuch as he defiled his faincrease; shall he
feet; and he gave their asses pro-Ther's bed, his birthright was then live? vender.
given unto the sons of Joseph the he shall not live. Ezek. xxil, 12. In thee have
Gen. xlly, 6-8. And he overtook son of Israel: and the genealogy they taken gifts to shed blood; them, and he spake unto them is not to be reckoned after the thou hast taken usury and in these same words. And they said birthright. For Judah prevailed crease, and thou hast greedily unto him, Wherefore saith my above his brethren, and of him lord these words? God forbid
came the chief ruler; but the gained of thy neighbours by ex
birthright was Josepli's.) tortion, and hast forgotten me, cording to this thing.
that thy servants should do acsaith the Lord God.
Behold, 1 Chron. xxvi, 10. Also Hosah, the money which we found in our of the children of Merari, had
sacks' mouths we brought again sons; Simri the chief (fur though LAW CONCERNING LOST
unto thee out of the land of he was not the first-born yet his PROPERTY.
Canaan: how then should we steal father made him the chief.) Deut. xxil, 1-3. Thou shalt not out of thy lord's house silver or sce thy brother's ox or his sheep gold.
ENTAIL. go astray, and hide thyself from
Num, xxvii, 1--11. Then came them; thou shalt in any case bring
the danghters of Zelophehad, the them again unto thy brother. LAW OF FIXED
son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, And if thy brother be pot nigh
the son of Machir, the son of unto thee, or if thou know him
Manasseh, of the families of Man
PRIMOGENITURE. not; then thou shalt bring it unto
asseh the son of Joseph: and thine own house, and it shall be Gen. XXV, 5, 31-34. And Abra- these are the names of his daughwith thee until thy brother seek ham gave all that he had unto after it, and thou shalt restore it Isaac. And Jac b said, Sell me and' Milcah, and Tirzah.
ters, Mahlah, Noah, and loglah,
And to him again. In like manner this day thy birthright. And they stood before Moses, and be. shalt thou do with his ass; and so Esau said, Behold, I am at the fore Eleazar the priest, and before shalt thou do with his raiment; point to die; and what profit shall the princes and all the congregaand with all lost thing of thy this birthriglit do to me? And tion, by the door of the tabernacle brother's, which he hath lost, and Jacob said, Swear to me this day; of the congregation, saying, Our thou hast found, shalt thou do and he sware unto him: and he father died in the wilderness, and likewise: thou mayest not hide sold his birthright unto Jacob, he was not in the company of thyself.
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and them that gathered themselves
pottage of lentiles; and he did eat together against the Lord in the Gen. xlii, 28, 35. And he said and drink, and rose up, and went company of Korab; but dled in unto his brethren, My money is bis way: thus Esau despised his his own sin, and had no sons. restored; and, lo, it is even in my birthright.
Why should the name of our sack; and their heart failed them, Gen. xliil, 83. And they sat tatber be done away from among and they were afraid, saying one before him, the first-born accord. This family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore & daughter, that possesseth an inher- , among you; for the Lond cim!! possession among the brethren of itance in any tribe of the children greatly bless thee in the land our futher. And Moses brought of Israel. shall be wife unto one of which the LORD thy God giveth their cause before the LORD. And the family of the tribe of her fa- thee for an inheritance to possess the LORD spake unto Moses, say. ther, that the children of Israelit: Only if thou carefully kearken ing. The daughters of Zelophehad may enjoy every man the inherit- unto the voice of the LORD thy speak right: thou shalt surely ance of his fathers. Neither shall God, to observe to do all these give them a possession of an in the inheritance remove from one commandments which I command heritance among their father's tribe to another tribe ; but every thee this day. brethren; and thou shalt cause one of the tribes of the children Luke vi, 30. Give to every man the inheritance of their father to of Israel shall keep himself to his that asketh of thee; and of him pass unto them. And thou shalt own inheritauco.
that taketh away thy goods, ask speak unto the children of Israel,
them not again. saying, If a man die, and have no
Luke vii, 40-43. And Jesus anson, then ye shall cause his in
Jer. xllx, 1. Concerning the swering, said unto him, Simon, I heritance to pass unto his daugh- Ammonites, thus saith the LORD, have somewhat to say unto thee. ter. And it he have po daughter, Hath Israel no sons? bath he nó | And he saith, Master, say on. then ye shall give his inheritance heir ? why then doth their king | There was a certain creditor unto his brethren. And if he inherit Gad, and his people dwell which had two debtors: the one have no brethren, then ye shall in his cities?
owed five hundred pence, and the give his inheritance unto his fa
Mic. I, 15. Yet will I bring an other fifty. And when they had ther's brethren. ther have no brethren, then ye Mareshah : he shall come unto them both. And if his far heir unto thoe, o inhabitant of nothing to pay, he frankly forgavo
Tell me therefore, shall give his inheritance unto his
which of them will love him most kinsman that is next to him of bis Adullam the glory of Israel. family, and he shall possess it:
Luke xii, 13, 14. And one of the Simon answered and said, I supand it shall be unto the children company said unto him, Master, pose that he to whom he forgave
most. of Israel a statute of judgment, as
And he said unto him, speak to my brother, that he dis the LORD commanded Moses. vide the inheritance with me.
Thou hast rightly judged. Num. XXXVI, 1--9. And the chief And he said unto him, Man, who
LAW OF PLEDGES. fathers of the families of the chil-made me a judge or a divider over dren of Gilead, the son of Machir, you?
Exod. xxii, 26. If thou at all tako the son * Manasseh, of the fami
thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, lies of the sons of spłı
thou shalt deliver it unto him by near, and spake before Moses, and LAW OF DEBT.
that the sun goeth down. before the princes, the chief fa
RECOVERY OF DEBT.
Deut. xxiv, 6, 10-13. No man thers of the children of Israel:
shall take the nether or the upper And they said, The LORD com
Exod. xxii, 10–15. If a man millstone to pledge: for he taketh manded my lord to give the land deliver unto his neighbour an a man's life to pledge. When for an inheritance by lot to the ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or thou dost lend thy brother any children of Israel: and my lord any beast, to keep; and it die, thing, thou shalt not go into his was commanded by the LORD to of be hurt, or driven away, house to fetch his pledge. Thou give the inheritance of Zelophe- no man seeing it: Then shall an shalt stand abroad, and the man bad our brother unto his daugh- oath of the Lord be between them to whom thou dost lend shall ters. And if they be married to both, that he bath not put bis bring out the pledge abroad unto any of the sons of the other tribes band uuto bis neighbour's goods; thee. And if the man be poor, of the children of Israel, then and the owner of it shall accept thou shalt not sleep with his shall their inheritance be taken thereof, and he shall not make it pledge: In any case thou shalt from the inheritance of our fa- good. And if it be stolen from deliver him the pledge again when thers, and shall be put to the in- him, he shall make restitution the sun goeth down, that he may heritance of the tribe whereunto unto the owner thereof. If it be sleep in his own raiment, and they re received: so shall it be torn in pieces, then let bim bring bless thee: and it shall be rightaken from the lot of our inherit- it for witness, and he shall not teousness unto thee before the arce. And when the Jubilee of make good that which was torn. LORD thy God. the children of Israel shall be, And if a man borrow ought of his then shall their inheritance be put neighbour, and it be hurt, or die,
INSTANCES. unto the inheritance of the tribe the owner thereof being not with Gen. xxxviii, 18, 20. And he whereunto they are received: 80 it; he shall surely make it good. said, What pledge shall I give shall their inheritance be taken But if the owner thereof be with thee? And she said, Tby signet, away from the inheritance of the 11, he shall not make it good: if it and thy bracelets, and thy staff tribo of our fathers. And Moses be an hired thing, it came for his that is in thine hand: and he gave commanded the children of Israel, hire.
it her, and came in unto her; and according to the word of the
slie conceived by him. And JuLORD, saying, The tribe of the REMISSION OF DEBT. dal sent the kid by the hand of sons of Joseph hath said well. Deut. xv, 1-6. At the end of his friend the Adullamite, to reThis is the thing which the LORD every seven years thou shalt make hand: but he found
ceive his pledge from the womau's doth command concerning the a release. And this is the man. daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ner of the release: Every creditor 1 Sam. xvii, 18. And carry these Let them marry to whom they that lendeth ought unto his neigh- ten cheeses unto the captain of think best, only to the family of bour shall release it; be shall not their thousand, and look how thy the tribe of their father shall they exact it of his nelghbour, or of his brethren fare, and
their marry: So shall not the inberit- brother; because it is called the pledge. ance of the children of Israel re- Lord's release. Of a foreignerthon Neh. v, 3. Some also there were move from tribe to tribe; for every mayest exact it again: but that that said, We have mortgaged one of the children of Israel shail / which is thine with thy brother our lands, vineyards, and houses, keep himself to the inheritance of thine hand shall release ; Save that we might buy corn, because the tribe of his fathers. Andeverywhen there shall be no poor of the dearth.