05:017:001 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or
sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that
is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
05:017:002 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
05:017:003 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;
05:017:004 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:
05:017:005 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.
05:017:006 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.
05:017:007 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.
05:017:008 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;
05:017:009 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:
05:017:010 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
05:017:011 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
05:017:012 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.
05:017:013 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more
05:017:014 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;
05:017:015 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 king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee,
which is not thy brother.
05:017:016 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.
05:017:017 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart
turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself
silver and gold.
05:017:018 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:
05:017:019 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
05:017:020 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.
05:018:001 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.
05:018:002 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren:
the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
05:018:003 And this shall be the priest's 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.
05:018:004 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
05:018:005 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
05:018:006 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;
05:018:007 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all
his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the
05:018:008 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh
of the sale of his patrimony.
05:018:009 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of
05:018:010 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
05:018:011 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a
wizard, or a necromancer.
05:018:012 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.
05:018:013 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
05:018:014 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.
05:018:015 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
05:018:016 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.
05:018:017 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which
they have spoken.
05:018:018 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.
05:018:019 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.
05:018:020 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.
05:018:021 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word
which the LORD hath not spoken?
05:018:022 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.
05:019:001 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;
05:019:002 Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy
land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
05:019:003 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.
05:019:004 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither,
that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom
he hated not in time past;
05:019:005 As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour 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 neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of
those cities, and live:
05:019:006 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.
05:019:007 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three
cities for thee.
05:019:008 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;
05:019:009 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:
05:019:010 That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD
thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon
05:019:011 But if any man hate his neighbour, 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:
05:019:012 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
05:019:013 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the
guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with
05:019:014 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's 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
05:019:015 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.
05:019:016 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against
him that which is wrong;
05:019:017 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;
05:019:018 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold,
if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely
against his brother;
05:019:019 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.
05:019:020 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall
henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.
05:019:021 And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye
for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
05:020:001 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.
05:020:002 And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that
the priest shall approach and speak unto the people,
05:020:003 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
05:020:004 For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for
you against your enemies, to save you.
05:020:005 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.
05:020:006 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.
05:020:007 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.
05:020:008 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.
05:020:009 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.
05:020:010 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then
proclaim peace unto it.
05:020:011 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
05:020:012 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war
against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
05:020:013 And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands,
thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the
05:020:014 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.
05:020:015 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off
from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.
05:020:016 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth
give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing
05:020:017 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:
05:020:018 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.
05:020:019 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 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:
05:020:020 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.
05:021:001 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:
05:021:002 Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they
shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that
05:021:003 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
05:021:004 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:
05:021:005 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:
05:021:006 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:
05:021:007 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this
blood, neither have our eyes seen it.
05:021:008 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.
05:021:009 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
05:021:010 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,
05:021:011 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a
desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;
05:021:012 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall
shave her head, and pare her nails;
05:021:013 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.
05:021:014 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.
05:021:015 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:
05:021:016 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
05:021:017 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.
05:021:018 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
05:021:019 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;
05:021:020 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.
05:021:021 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.
05:021:022 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:
05:021:023 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.
05:022:001 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray,
and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them
again unto thy brother.
05:022:002 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.
05:022:003 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.
05:022:004 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.
05:022:005 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man,
neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do
so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
05:022:006 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 sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou
shalt not take the dam with the young:
05:022:007 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.
05:022:008 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.
05:022:009 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.
05:022:010 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.
05:022:011 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen
and linen together.
05:022:012 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy
vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.
05:022:013 If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,
05:022:014 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:
05:022:015 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and
bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the
elders of the city in the gate:
05:022:016 And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my
daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
05:022:017 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 daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the
cloth before the elders of the city.
05:022:018 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise
05:022:019 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 evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall
be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
05:022:020 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not
found for the damsel:
05:022:021 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her
father's 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 father's house: so shalt thou put
evil away from among you.
05:022:022 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
05:022:023 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and
a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
05:022:024 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 neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away
evil from among you.
05:022:025 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.
05:022:026 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 neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this
05:022:027 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried,
and there was none to save her.
05:022:028 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
05:022:029 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's
father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife;
because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his
05:022:030 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his
05:023:001 He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut
off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
05:023:002 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.
05:023:003 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:
05:023:004 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.
05:023:005 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.
05:023:006 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy
days for ever.
05:023:007 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou
shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in
05:023:008 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the
congregation of the LORD in their third generation.
05:023:009 When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep
thee from every wicked thing.
05:023:010 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:
05:023:011 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
05:023:012 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou
shalt go forth abroad:
05:023:013 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:
05:023:014 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.
05:023:015 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is
escaped from his master unto thee:
05:023:016 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.
05:023:017 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a
sodomite of the sons of Israel.
05:023:018 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.
05:023:019 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money,
usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
05:023:020 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.
05:023:021 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.
05:023:022 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.
05:023:023 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
05:023:024 When thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, then thou
mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou
shalt not put any in thy vessel.
05:023:025 When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then
thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not
move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn.
05:024:001 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to
pass that she find no favour 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
05:024:002 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be
another man's wife.
05:024:003 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
05:024:004 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.
05:024:005 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
05:024:006 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge:
for he taketh a man's life to pledge.
05:024:007 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
05:024:008 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.
05:024:009 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way,
after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.
05:024:010 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go
into his house to fetch his pledge.
05:024:011 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend
shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee.
05:024:012 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:
05:024:013 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.
05:024:014 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:
05:024:015 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
05:024:016 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.
05:024:017 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of
the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:
05:024:018 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.
05:024:019 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.
05:024:020 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.
05:024:021 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.
05:024:022 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land
of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
05:025:001 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.
05:025:002 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.
05:025:003 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.
05:025:004 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
05:025:005 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.
05:025:006 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.
05:025:007 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
05:025:008 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;
05:025:009 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 brother's house.
05:025:010 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that
hath his shoe loosed.
05:025:011 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 smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh
him by the secrets:
05:025:012 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity
05:025:013 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a
05:025:014 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great
and a small.
05:025:015 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.
05:025:016 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously,
are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
05:025:017 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were
come forth out of Egypt;
05:025:018 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.
05:025:019 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.
05:026:001 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;
05:026:002 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.
05:026:003 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 am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our
fathers for to give us.
05:026:004 And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and
set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God.
05:026:005 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:
05:026:006 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and
laid upon us hard bondage:
05:026:007 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD
heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour,
and our oppression:
05:026:008 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:
05:026:009 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this
land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.
05:026:010 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:
05:026:011 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.
05:026:012 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
05:026:013 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.
05:026:014 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
05:026:015 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy
people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou
swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and
05:026:016 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.
05:026:017 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
05:026:018 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;
05:026:019 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in
praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an
holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.
05:027:001 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people,
saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this
05:027:002 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:
05:027:003 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
05:027:004 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.
05:027:005 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
05:027:006 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:
05:027:007 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and
rejoice before the LORD thy God.
05:027:008 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law
05:027:009 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.
05:027:010 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and
do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee
05:027:011 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
05:027:012 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:
05:027:013 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad,
and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
05:027:014 And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of
Israel with a loud voice,
05:027:015 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.
05:027:016 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
05:027:017 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all
the people shall say, Amen.
05:027:018 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
05:027:019 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger,
fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
05:027:020 Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he
uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say,
05:027:021 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
05:027:022 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.
05:027:023 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
05:027:024 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
05:027:025 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
05:027:026 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to
do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
05:028:001 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:
05:028:002 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee,
if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
05:028:003 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be
in the field.
05:028:004 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.
05:028:005 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
05:028:006 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt
thou be when thou goest out.
05:028:007 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.
05:028:008 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
05:028:009 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.
05:028:010 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.
05:028:011 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 sware unto thy
fathers to give thee.
05:028:012 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.
05:028:013 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:
05:028:014 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.
05:028:015 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:
05:028:016 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in
05:028:017 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
05:028:018 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.
05:028:019 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt
thou be when thou goest out.
05:028:020 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.
05:028:021 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he
have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to
05:028:022 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.
05:028:023 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the
earth that is under thee shall be iron.
05:028:024 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from
heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
05:028:025 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
05:028:026 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.
05:028:027 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.
05:028:028 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and
astonishment of heart:
05:028:029 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
05:028:030 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
05:028:031 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
05:028:032 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.
05:028:033 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation
which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only
oppressed and crushed alway:
05:028:034 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which
thou shalt see.
05:028:035 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.
05:028:036 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
05:028:037 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a
byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
05:028:038 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt
gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
05:028:039 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither
drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall
05:028:040 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.
05:028:041 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy
them; for they shall go into captivity.
05:028:042 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
05:028:043 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very
high; and thou shalt come down very low.
05:028:044 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he
shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
05:028:045 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
05:028:046 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and
upon thy seed for ever.
05:028:047 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness,
and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
05:028:048 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.
05:028:049 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;
05:028:050 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the
person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
05:028:051 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.
05:028:052 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
05:028:053 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:
05:028:054 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
05:028:055 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.
05:028:056 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
05:028:057 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
05:028:058 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;
05:028:059 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.
05:028:060 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt,
which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
05:028:061 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.
05:028:062 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.
05:028:063 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
05:028:064 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.
05:028:065 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
05:028:066 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt
fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
05:028:067 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.
05:028:068 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.
05:029:001 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.
05:029:002 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
05:029:003 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs,
and those great miracles:
05:029:004 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes
to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
05:029:005 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
05:029:006 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong
drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.
05:029:007 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:
05:029:008 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto
the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of
05:029:009 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that
ye may prosper in all that ye do.
05:029:010 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,
05:029:011 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:
05:029:012 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God,
and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee
05:029:013 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.
05:029:014 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
05:029:015 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
05:029:016 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how
we came through the nations which ye passed by;
05:029:017 And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and
stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)
05:029:018 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;
05:029:019 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:
05:029:020 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.
05:029:021 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:
05:029:022 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;
05:029:023 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:
05:029:024 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus
unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
05:029:025 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:
05:029:026 For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods
whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:
05:029:027 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to
bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
05:029:028 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.
05:029:029 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.
05:030:001 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,
05:030:002 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;
05:030:003 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.
05:030:004 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:
05:030:005 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.
05:030:006 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.
05:030:007 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine
enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
05:030:008 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do
all his commandments which I command thee this day.
05:030:009 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
05:030:010 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 the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
05:030:011 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not
hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
05:030:012 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up
for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it,
and do it?
05:030:013 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who
shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we
may hear it, and do it?
05:030:014 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy
heart, that thou mayest do it.
05:030:015 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death
05:030:016 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to
walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his
statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and
multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land
whither thou goest to possess it.
05:030:017 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but
shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
05:030:018 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and
that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither
thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
05:030:019 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I
have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
05:030:020 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest
obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he
is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest
dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
05:031:001 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.
05:031:002 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old
this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath
said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
05:031:003 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will
destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess
them: and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD
05:031:004 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og,
kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he
05:031:005 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may
do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have
05:031:006 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of
them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee;
he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
05:031:007 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight
of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must
go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn
unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to
05:031:008 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be
with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear
not, neither be dismayed.
05:031:009 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests
the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the
LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.
05:031:010 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven
years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast
05:031:011 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in
the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law
before all Israel in their hearing.
05:031:012 Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and
thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and
that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe
to do all the words of this law:
05:031:013 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may
hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live
in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
05:031:014 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that
thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the
tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge.
And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the
tabernacle of the congregation.
05:031:015 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a
cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the
05:031:016 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with
thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring
after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go
to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant
which I have made with them.
05:031:017 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I
will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they
shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall
them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils
come upon us, because our God is not among us?
05:031:018 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils
which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto
05:031:019 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the
children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may
be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
05:031:020 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware
unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they
shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then
will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke
me, and break my covenant.
05:031:021 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are
befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a
witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of
their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about,
even now, before I have brought them into the land which I
05:031:022 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it
the children of Israel.
05:031:023 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be
strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the
children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and
I will be with thee.
05:031:024 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the
words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
05:031:025 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the
covenant of the LORD, saying,
05:031:026 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark
of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for
a witness against thee.
05:031:027 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I
am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious
against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
05:031:028 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your
officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call
heaven and earth to record against them.
05:031:029 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt
yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded
you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye
will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger
through the work of your hands.
05:031:030 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel
the words of this song, until they were ended.
05:032:001 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth,
the words of my mouth.
05:032:002 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as
the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the
showers upon the grass:
05:032:003 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye
greatness unto our God.
05:032:004 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are
judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right
05:032:005 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of
his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
05:032:006 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is
not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made
thee, and established thee?
05:032:007 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many
generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy
elders, and they will tell thee.
05:032:008 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance,
when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the
people according to the number of the children of Israel.
05:032:009 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his
05:032:010 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling
wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him
as the apple of his eye.
05:032:011 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young,
spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her
05:032:012 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god
05:032:013 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he
might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck
honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
05:032:014 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams
of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of
wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
05:032:015 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou
art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he
forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of
05:032:016 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with
abominations provoked they him to anger.
05:032:017 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they
knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers
05:032:018 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast
forgotten God that formed thee.
05:032:019 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the
provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
05:032:020 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what
their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation,
children in whom is no faith.
05:032:021 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;
they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will
move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I
will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
05:032:022 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the
lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase,
and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
05:032:023 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon
05:032:024 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning
heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth
of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
05:032:025 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the
young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of
05:032:026 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the
remembrance of them to cease from among men:
05:032:027 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their
adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they
should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all
05:032:028 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any
understanding in them.
05:032:029 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they
would consider their latter end!
05:032:030 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to
flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut
05:032:031 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves
05:032:032 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of
Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are
05:032:033 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of
05:032:034 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my
05:032:035 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall
slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand,
and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
05:032:036 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for
his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and
there is none shut up, or left.
05:032:037 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom
05:032:038 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine
of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and
be your protection.
05:032:039 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I
kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there
any that can deliver out of my hand.
05:032:040 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
05:032:041 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on
judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will
reward them that hate me.
05:032:042 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall
devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the
captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
05:032:043 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the
blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his
adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his
05:032:044 And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the
ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
05:032:045 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all
05:032:046 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words
which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command
your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
05:032:047 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life:
and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land,
whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
05:032:048 And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,
05:032:049 Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which
is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and
behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of
Israel for a possession:
05:032:050 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered
unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and
was gathered unto his people:
05:032:051 Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel
at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin;
because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of
05:032:052 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go
thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
05:033:001 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God
blessed the children of Israel before his death.
05:033:002 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir
unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with
ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law
05:033:003 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and
they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy
05:033:004 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the
congregation of Jacob.
05:033:005 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and
the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
05:033:006 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
05:033:007 And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD,
the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his
hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from
05:033:008 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy
holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou
didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
05:033:009 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen
him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own
children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy
05:033:010 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they
shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon
05:033:011 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands;
smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of
them that hate him, that they rise not again.
05:033:012 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell
in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day
long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
05:033:013 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for
the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep
that coucheth beneath,
05:033:014 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for
the precious things put forth by the moon,
05:033:015 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the
precious things of the lasting hills,
05:033:016 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof,
and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the
blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the
head of him that was separated from his brethren.
05:033:017 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns
are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the
people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten
thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
05:033:018 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out;
and, Issachar, in thy tents.
05:033:019 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall
offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the
abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
05:033:020 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he
dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the
05:033:021 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in
a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the
heads of the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and
his judgments with Israel.
05:033:022 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from
05:033:023 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour,
and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west
and the south.
05:033:024 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let
him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in
05:033:025 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall
thy strength be.
05:033:026 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon
the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
05:033:027 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the
everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from
before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
05:033:028 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob
shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall
drop down dew.
05:033:029 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people
saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the
sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found
liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
05:034:001 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of
Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And
the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
05:034:002 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and
all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
05:034:003 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the
city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
05:034:004 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware
unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give
it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine
eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
05:034:005 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of
Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
05:034:006 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over
against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto
05:034:007 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:
his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
05:034:008 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of
Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for
Moses were ended.
05:034:009 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom;
for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of
Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded
05:034:010 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses,
whom the LORD knew face to face,
05:034:011 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to
do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants,
and to all his land,
05:034:012 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which
Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.
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