1:1 These be the words which Moses spake
unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain
over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and
Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
1:2 (There are eleven days' journey from
Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)
1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth
year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses
spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;
1:4 After he had slain Sihon the king of
the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which
dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
1:5 On this side Jordan, in the land of
Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,
1:6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb,
saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:
1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go
to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto,
in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by
the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto
the great river, the river Euphrates.
1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you:
go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers,
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after
1:9 And I spake unto you at that time,
saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:
1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you,
and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
1:11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you
a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath
1:12 How can I myself alone bear your
cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
1:13 Take you wise men, and understanding,
and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
1:14 And ye answered me, and said, The
thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
1:15 So I took the chief of your tribes,
wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over
thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and
captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
1:16 And I charged your judges at that
time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge
righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that
is with him.
1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in
judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall
not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the
cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
1:18 And I commanded you at that time all
the things which ye should do.
1:19 And when we departed from Horeb, we
went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by
the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded
us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
1:20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto
the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto
1:21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the
land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers
hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
1:22 And ye came near unto me every one of
you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us
out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and
into what cities we shall come.
1:23 And the saying pleased me well: and I
took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
1:24 And they turned and went up into the
mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
1:25 And they took of the fruit of the land
in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word
again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give
1:26 Notwithstanding ye would not go up,
but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God:
1:27 And ye murmured in your tents, and
said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the
land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy
1:28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren
have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller
than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we
have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
1:29 Then I said unto you, Dread not,
neither be afraid of them.
1:30 The LORD your God which goeth before
you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in
Egypt before your eyes;
1:31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast
seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son,
in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place.
1:32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe
the LORD your God,
1:33 Who went in the way before you, to
search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to
shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
1:34 And the LORD heard the voice of your
words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,
1:35 Surely there shall not one of these
men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give
unto your fathers.
1:36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he
shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden
upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
1:37 Also the LORD was angry with me for
your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.
1:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which
standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he
shall cause Israel to inherit it.
1:39 Moreover your little ones, which ye
said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no
knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto
them will I give it, and they shall possess it.
1:40 But as for you, turn you, and take
your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
1:41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We
have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to
all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on
every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
1:42 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto
them. Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be
smitten before your enemies.
1:43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not
hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and went
presumptuously up into the hill.
1:44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that
mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and
destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.
1:45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD;
but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
1:46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days,
according unto the days that ye abode there.
2:1 Then we turned, and took our journey
into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto
me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2:2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
2:3 Ye have compassed this mountain long
enough: turn you northward.
2:4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye
are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau,
which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good
heed unto yourselves therefore:
2:5 Meddle not with them; for I will not
give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I
have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.
2:6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money,
that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that
ye may drink.
2:7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee
in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this
great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with
thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
2:8 And when we passed by from our brethren
the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the
plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way
of the wilderness of Moab.
2:9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not
the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give
thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the
children of Lot for a possession.
2:10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past,
a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
2:11 Which also were accounted giants, as
the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.
2:12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir
beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had
destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel
did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
2:13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over
the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
2:14 And the space in which we came from
Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and
eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted
out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
2:15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was
against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were
2:16 So it came to pass, when all the men
of war were consumed and dead from among the people,
2:17 That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
2:18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the
coast of Moab, this day:
2:19 And when thou comest nigh over against
the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I
will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any
possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a
2:20 (That also was accounted a land of
giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them
2:21 A people great, and many, and tall, as
the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they
succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
2:22 As he did to the children of Esau,
which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them;
and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
2:23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim,
even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor,
destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
2:24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and
pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon
the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and
contend with him in battle.
2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread
of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole
heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in
anguish because of thee.
2:26 And I sent messengers out of the
wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace,
2:27 Let me pass through thy land: I will
go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor
to the left.
2:28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money,
that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I
will pass through on my feet;
2:29 (As the children of Esau which dwell
in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I
shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not
let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made
his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as
appeareth this day.
2:31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I
have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess,
that thou mayest inherit his land.
2:32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and
all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
2:33 And the LORD our God delivered him
before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.
2:34 And we took all his cities at that
time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little
ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
2:35 Only the cattle we took for a prey
unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.
2:36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of
the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto
Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God
delivered all unto us:
2:37 Only unto the land of the children of
Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor
unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God
3:1 Then we turned, and went up the way to
Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his
people, to battle at Edrei.
3:2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him
not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into
thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of
the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
3:3 So the LORD our God delivered into our
hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote
him until none was left to him remaining.
3:4 And we took all his cities at that
time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore
cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
3:5 All these cities were fenced with high
walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.
3:6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we
did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and
children, of every city.
3:7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of
the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.
3:8 And we took at that time out of the
hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side
Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
3:9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion;
and the Amorites call it Shenir;)
3:10 All the cities of the plain, and all
Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom
of Og in Bashan.
3:11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of
the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is
it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length
thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
3:12 And this land, which we possessed at
that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount
Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the
3:13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan,
being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all
the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of
3:14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the
country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called
them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
3:15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
3:16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the
Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley,
and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the
children of Ammon;
3:17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the
coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even
the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
3:18 And I commanded you at that time,
saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye
shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all
that are meet for the war.
3:19 But your wives, and your little ones,
and your cattle, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in
your cities which I have given you;
3:20 Until the LORD have given rest unto
your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the
land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then
shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.
3:21 And I commanded Joshua at that time,
saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto
these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither
3:22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.
3:23 And I besought the LORD at that time,
3:24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew
thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there
in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and
according to thy might?
3:25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see
the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and
3:26 But the LORD was wroth with me for
your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it
suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
3:27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah,
and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and
eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over
3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him,
and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he
shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
3:29 So we abode in the valley over against
4:1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto
the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do
them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.
4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I
command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep
the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
4:3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did
because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
4:4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.
4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and
judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so
in the land whither ye go to possess it.
4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is
your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which
shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a
wise and understanding people.
4:7 For what nation is there so great, who
hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that
we call upon him for?
4:8 And what nation is there so great, that
hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set
before you this day?
4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy
soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have
seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:
but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
4:10 Specially the day that thou stoodest
before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather
me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they
may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth,
and that they may teach their children.
4:11 And ye came near and stood under the
mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven,
with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
4:12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the
midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no
similitude; only ye heard a voice.
4:13 And he declared unto you his covenant,
which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote
them upon two tables of stone.
4:14 And the LORD commanded me at that time
to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land
whither ye go over to possess it.
4:15 Take ye therefore good heed unto
yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD
spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
4:16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make
you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male
4:17 The likeness of any beast that is on
the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
4:18 The likeness of any thing that
creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters
beneath the earth:
4:19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto
heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even
all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve
them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the
4:20 But the LORD hath taken you, and
brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be
unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.
4:21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me
for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I
should not go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth
thee for an inheritance:
4:22 But I must die in this land, I must
not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good land.
4:23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye
forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and
make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.
4:24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming
fire, even a jealous God.
4:25 When thou shalt beget children, and
children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and
shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of
any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to
provoke him to anger:
4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness
against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the
land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong
your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among
the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen,
whither the LORD shall lead you.
4:28 And there ye shall serve gods, the
work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor
eat, nor smell.
4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the
LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart
and with all thy soul.
4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all
these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn
to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful
God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the
covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
4:32 For ask now of the days that are past,
which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the
earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether
there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been
heard like it?
4:33 Did ever people hear the voice of God
speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
4:34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him
a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs,
and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched
out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God
did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
4:35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou
mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.
4:36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his
voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his
great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
4:37 And because he loved thy fathers,
therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his
sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;
4:38 To drive out nations from before thee
greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee
their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
4:39 Know therefore this day, and consider
it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon
the earth beneath: there is none else.
4:40 Thou shalt keep therefore his
statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it
may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou
mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth
thee, for ever.
4:41 Then Moses severed three cities on
this side Jordan toward the sunrising;
4:42 That the slayer might flee thither,
which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times
past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:
4:43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in
the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the
Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.
4:44 And this is the law which Moses set
before the children of Israel:
4:45 These are the testimonies, and the
statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of
Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt.
4:46 On this side Jordan, in the valley
over against Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who
dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after
they were come forth out of Egypt:
4:47 And they possessed his land, and the
land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on
this side Jordan toward the sunrising;
4:48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of
the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon,
4:49 And all the plain on this side Jordan
eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.
5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said
unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in
your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
5:2 The LORD our God made a covenant with
us in Horeb.
5:3 The LORD made not this covenant with
our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this
5:4 The LORD talked with you face to face
in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
5:5 (I stood between the LORD and you at
that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by
reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,
5:6 I am the LORD thy God, which brought
thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
5:7 Thou shalt have none other gods before
5:8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven
image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that
is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto
them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third
and fourth generation of them that hate me,
5:10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of
them that love me and keep my commandments.
5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD
thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh
his name in vain.
5:12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it,
as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
5:13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all
5:14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of
the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son,
nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine
ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is
within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as
well as thou.
5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant
in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out
thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the
LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
5:16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as
the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged,
and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God
5:17 Thou shalt not kill.
5:18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
5:19 Neither shalt thou steal.
5:20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness
against thy neighbour.
5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy
neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his
field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or
any thing that is thy neighbour's.
5:22 These words the LORD spake unto all
your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud,
and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more.
And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
5:23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the
voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn
with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your
tribes, and your elders;
5:24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God
hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his
voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God
doth talk with man, and he liveth.
5:25 Now therefore why should we die? for
this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our
God any more, then we shall die.
5:26 For who is there of all flesh, that
hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of
the fire, as we have, and lived?
5:27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD
our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God
shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
5:28 And the LORD heard the voice of your
words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard
the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto
thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.
5:29 O that there were such an heart in
them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always,
that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
5:30 Go say to them, Get you into your
5:31 But as for thee, stand thou here by
me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes,
and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them
in the land which I give them to possess it.
5:32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as
the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the
right hand or to the left.
5:33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which
the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it
may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land
which ye shall possess.
6:1 Now these are the commandments, the
statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to
teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess
6:2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy
God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command
thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life;
and that thy days may be prolonged.
6:3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe
to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase
mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the
land that floweth with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one
6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6:6 And these words, which I command thee
this day, shall be in thine heart:
6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently
unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine
house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and
when thou risest up.
6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign
upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the
posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
6:10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God
shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers,
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly
cities, which thou buildedst not,
6:11 And houses full of all good things,
which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not,
vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt
have eaten and be full;
6:12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD,
which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of
6:13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and
serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
6:14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of
the gods of the people which are round about you;
6:15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God
among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee,
and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
6:16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God,
as ye tempted him in Massah.
6:17 Ye shall diligently keep the
commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his
statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
6:18 And thou shalt do that which is right
and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and
that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware
unto thy fathers.
6:19 To cast out all thine enemies from
before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.
6:20 And when thy son asketh thee in time
to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the
judgments, which the LORD our God hath commanded you?
6:21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We
were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt
with a mighty hand:
6:22 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders,
great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household,
before our eyes:
6:23 And he brought us out from thence,
that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our
6:24 And the LORD commanded us to do all
these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he
might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if
we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he
hath commanded us.
7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee
into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many
nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the
Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and
the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
7:2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver
them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them;
thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
7:3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with
them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter
shalt thou take unto thy son.
7:4 For they will turn away thy son from
following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the
LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
7:5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye
shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down
their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD
thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto
himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
7:7 The LORD did not set his love upon you,
nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye
were the fewest of all people:
7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and
because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers,
hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out
of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God,
he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with
them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand
7:10 And repayeth them that hate him to
their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth
him, he will repay him to his face.
7:11 Thou shalt therefore keep the
commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command
thee this day, to do them.
7:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye
hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy
God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware
unto thy fathers:
7:13 And he will love thee, and bless thee,
and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the
fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase
of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware
unto thy fathers to give thee.
7:14 Thou shalt be blessed above all
people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among
7:15 And the LORD will take away from thee
all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which
thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate
7:16 And thou shalt consume all the people
which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no
pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be
a snare unto thee.
7:17 If thou shalt say in thine heart,
These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?
7:18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but
shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto
7:19 The great temptations which thine eyes
saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the
stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall
the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.
7:20 Moreover the LORD thy God will send
the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves
from thee, be destroyed.
7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them:
for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.
7:22 And the LORD thy God will put out
those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not
consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.
7:23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver
them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction,
until they be destroyed.
7:24 And he shall deliver their kings into
thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there
shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed
7:25 The graven images of their gods shall
ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on
them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an
abomination to the LORD thy God.
7:26 Neither shalt thou bring an
abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but
thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it
is a cursed thing.
8:1 All the commandments which I command
thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply,
and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way
which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness,
to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart,
whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee
to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither
did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not
live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth
of the LORD doth man live.
8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee,
neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine
heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God
8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the
commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear
8:7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into
a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that
spring out of valleys and hills;
8:8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines,
and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
8:9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread
without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose
stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
8:10 When thou hast eaten and art full,
then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath
8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his
statutes, which I command thee this day:
8:12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art
full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
8:13 And when thy herds and thy flocks
multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou
hast is multiplied;
8:14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and
thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land
of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
8:15 Who led thee through that great and
terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and
drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of
the rock of flint;
8:16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with
manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that
he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
8:17 And thou say in thine heart, My power
and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy
God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may
establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this
8:19 And it shall be, if thou do at all
forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them,
and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely
8:20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not
be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.
9:1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over
Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than
thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
9:2 A people great and tall, the children
of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say,
Who can stand before the children of Anak!
9:3 Understand therefore this day, that the
LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire
he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face:
so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
9:4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after
that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For
my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but
for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from
9:5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the
uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but
for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them
out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
9:6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy
God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy
righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.
9:7 Remember, and forget not, how thou
provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day
that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto
this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
9:8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to
wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.
9:9 When I was gone up into the mount to
receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the
LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty
nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
9:10 And the LORD delivered unto me two
tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was
written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in
the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
9:11 And it came to pass at the end of
forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of
stone, even the tables of the covenant.
9:12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get
thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought
forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned
aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a
9:13 Furthermore the LORD spake unto me,
saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked
9:14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them,
and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a
nation mightier and greater than they.
9:15 So I turned and came down from the
mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the
covenant were in my two hands.
9:16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had
sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye
had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded
9:17 And I took the two tables, and cast
them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.
9:18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at
the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor
drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing
wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot
displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you.
But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.
9:20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron
to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
9:21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye
had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very
small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof
into the brook that descended out of the mount.
9:22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at
Kibrothhattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.
9:23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from
Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given
you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God,
and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
9:24 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD
from the day that I knew you.
9:25 Thus I fell down before the LORD forty
days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.
9:26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and
said, O Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which
thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought
forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
9:27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their
wickedness, nor to their sin:
9:28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest
us out say, Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land
which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought
them out to slay them in the wilderness.
9:29 Yet they are thy people and thine
inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy
stretched out arm.
10:1 At that time the LORD said unto me,
Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me
into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.
10:2 And I will write on the tables the
words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt
put them in the ark.
10:3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and
hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the
mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
10:4 And he wrote on the tables, according
to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto
you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the
assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
10:5 And I turned myself and came down from
the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there
they be, as the LORD commanded me.
10:6 And the children of Israel took their
journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron
died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the
priest's office in his stead.
10:7 From thence they journeyed unto
Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.
10:8 At that time the LORD separated the
tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand
before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto
10:9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor
inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, according
as the LORD thy God promised him.
10:10 And I stayed in the mount, according
to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened
unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.
10:11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise,
take thy journey before the people, that they may go in and possess
the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them.
10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the
LORD thy God, to walk in all
his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy
heart and with all thy soul,
10:13 To keep the commandments of the LORD,
and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?
10:14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of
heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein
10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy
fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you
above all people, as it is this day.
10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of
your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods,
and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which
regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
10:18 He doth execute the judgment of the
fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and
10:19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for
ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
10:20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him
shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
10:21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God,
that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine
eyes have seen.
10:22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with
threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as
the stars of heaven for multitude.
11:1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy
God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his
11:2 And know ye this day: for I speak not
with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the
chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and
his stretched out arm,
11:3 And his miracles, and his acts, which
he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto
all his land;
11:4 And what he did unto the army of
Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water
of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the
LORD hath destroyed them unto this day;
11:5 And what he did unto you in the
wilderness, until ye came into this place;
11:6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram,
the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth,
and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all
the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all
11:7 But your eyes have seen all the great
acts of the LORD which he did.
11:8 Therefore shall ye keep all the
commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and
go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;
11:9 And that ye may prolong your days in
the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and
to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
11:10 For the land, whither thou goest in
to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out,
where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a
garden of herbs:
11:11 But the land, whither ye go to
possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the
rain of heaven:
11:12 A land which the LORD thy God careth
for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the
beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye
shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this
day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart
and with all your soul,
11:14 That I will give you the rain of your
land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou
mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
11:15 And I will send grass in thy fields
for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your
heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and
11:17 And then the LORD's wrath be kindled
against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and
that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off
the good land which the LORD giveth you.
11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my
words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon
your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
11:19 And ye shall teach them your
children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when
thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest
11:20 And thou shalt write them upon the
door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
11:21 That your days may be multiplied, and
the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your
fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
11:22 For if ye shall diligently keep all
these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
11:23 Then will the LORD drive out all
these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations
and mightier than yourselves.
11:24 Every place whereon the soles of your
feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from
the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your
11:25 There shall no man be able to stand
before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the
dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath
said unto you.
11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a
blessing and a curse;
11:27 A blessing, if ye obey the
commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:
11:28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the
commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which
I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not
11:29 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD
thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to
possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and
the curse upon mount Ebal.
11:30 Are they not on the other side
Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the
Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside
the plains of Moreh?
11:31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go
in to possess the land which the LORD your God giveth you, and ye
shall possess it, and dwell therein.
11:32 And ye shall observe to do all the
statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.
12:1 These are the statutes and judgments,
which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy
fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the
12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the
places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods,
upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green
12:3 And ye shall overthrow their altars,
and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall
hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of
them out of that place.
12:4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your
12:5 But unto the place which the LORD your
God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even
unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:
12:6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt
offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings
of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the
firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:
12:7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD
your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye
and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.
12:8 Ye shall not do after all the things
that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own
12:9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest
and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth you.
12:10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell
in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he
giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in
12:11 Then there shall be a place which the
LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither
shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your
sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all
your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
12:12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants,
and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates;
forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.
12:13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer
not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:
12:14 But in the place which the LORD shall
choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt
offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.
12:15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and
eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after,
according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given
thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck,
and as of the hart.
12:16 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye
shall pour it upon the earth as water.
12:17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates
the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the
firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which
thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine
12:18 But thou must eat them before the LORD
thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and
thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant,
and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before
the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
12:19 Take heed to thyself that thou
forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.
12:20 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge
thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat
flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh,
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
12:21 If the place which the LORD thy God
hath chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, then thou
shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given
thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
12:22 Even as the roebuck and the hart is
eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of
12:23 Only be sure that thou eat not the
blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life
with the flesh.
12:24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt
pour it upon the earth as water.
12:25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go
well with thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou shalt do
that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
12:26 Only thy holy things which thou hast,
and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the place which the LORD shall choose:
12:27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt
offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy
God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the
altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
12:28 Observe and hear all these words
which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy
children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and
right in the sight of the LORD thy God.
12:29 When the LORD thy God shall cut off
the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and
thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
12:30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not
snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before
thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did
these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
12:31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the
LORD, which he hateth, have they
done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they
have burnt in the fire to their gods.
12:32 What thing soever I command you,
observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or
a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
13:2 And the sign or the wonder come to
pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods,
which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words
of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God
proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your
heart and with all your soul.
13:4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God,
and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye
shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
13:5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of
dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away
from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt,
and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of
the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt
thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother,
or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend,
which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go
and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy
13:7 Namely, of the gods of the people
which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from
the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
13:8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor
hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou
spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
13:9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine
hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the
hand of all the people.
13:10 And thou shalt stone him with stones,
that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house
13:11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear,
and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.
13:12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy
cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,
13:13 Certain men, the children of Belial,
are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of
their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not
13:14 Then shalt thou enquire, and make
search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing
certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
13:15 Thou shalt surely smite the
inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it
utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the
edge of the sword.
13:16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil
of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire
the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God:
and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
13:17 And there shall cleave nought of the
cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness
of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and
multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
13:18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice
of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee
this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
14:1 Ye are the children of the LORD your
God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your
eyes for the dead.
14:2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD
thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto
himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
14:3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable
14:4 These are the beasts which ye shall
eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
14:5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the
fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and
14:6 And every beast that parteth the hoof,
and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the
beasts, that ye shall eat.
14:7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of
them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the
camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide
not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
14:8 And the swine, because it divideth the
hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not
eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
14:9 These ye shall eat of all that are in
the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:
14:10 And whatsoever hath not fins and
scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.
14:11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
14:12 But these are they of which ye shall
not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
14:13 And the glede, and the kite, and the
vulture after his kind,
14:14 And every raven after his kind,
14:15 And the owl, and the night hawk, and
the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
14:16 The little owl, and the great owl,
and the swan,
14:17 And the pelican, and the gier eagle,
and the cormorant,
14:18 And the stork, and the heron after
her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
14:19 And every creeping thing that flieth
is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.
14:20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.
14:21 Ye shall not eat of anything that
dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy
gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for
thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a
kid in his mother's milk.
14:22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the
increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
14:23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there,
the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the
firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to
fear the LORD thy God always.
14:24 And if the way be too long for thee,
so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from
thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when
the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
14:25 Then shalt thou turn it into money,
and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which
the LORD thy God shall choose:
14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for
wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and
thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice,
thou, and thine household,
14:27 And the Levite that is within thy
gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance
14:28 At the end of three years thou shalt
bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt
lay it up within thy gates:
14:29 And the Levite, (because he hath no
part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless,
and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat
and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work
of thine hand which thou doest.
15:1 At the end of every seven years thou
shalt make a release.
15:2 And this is the manner of the release:
Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it;
he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it
is called the LORD's release.
15:3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it
again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall
15:4 Save when there shall be no poor among
you; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it:
15:5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto
the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all these commandments
which I command thee this day.
15:6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as
he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou
shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they
shall not reign over thee.
15:7 If there be among you a poor man of
one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD
thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine
hand from thy poor brother:
15:8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide
unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that
which he wanteth.
15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in
thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at
hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest
him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto
15:10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine
heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for
this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in
all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of
the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand
wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
15:12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or
an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in
the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.
15:13 And when thou sendest him out free
from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty:
15:14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out
of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that
wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
15:15 And thou shalt remember that thou
wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed
thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.
15:16 And it shall be, if he say unto thee,
I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house,
because he is well with thee;
15:17 Then thou shalt take an aul, and
thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant
for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
15:18 It shall not seem hard unto thee,
when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth a
double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.
15:19 All the firstling males that come of
thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy God:
thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the
firstling of thy sheep.
15:20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy
God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and
15:21 And if there be any blemish therein,
as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not
sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.
15:22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates:
the unclean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck,
and as the hart.
15:23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood
thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.
16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep
the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
16:2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the
passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the
place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.
16:3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with
it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the
bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in
haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of
the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.
16:4 And there shall be no leavened bread
seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any
thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even,
remain all night until the morning.
16:5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover
within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:
16:6 But at the place which the LORD thy
God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the
passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that
thou camest forth out of Egypt.
16:7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the
place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the
morning, and go unto thy tents.
16:8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened
bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.
16:9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto
thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest
to put the sickle to the corn.
16:10 And thou shalt keep the feast of
weeks unto the LORD thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of
thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy God, according as
the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
16:11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD
thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and
thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the
stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in
the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
16:12 And thou shalt remember that thou
wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.
16:13 Thou shalt observe the feast of
tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and
16:14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast,
thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy
maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the
widow, that are within thy gates.
16:15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn
feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose:
because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and
in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy
males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall
choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks,
and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD
16:17 Every man shall give as he is able,
according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given
16:18 Judges and officers shalt thou make
thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout
thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou
shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind
the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
16:20 That which is altogether just shalt
thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD
thy God giveth thee.
16:21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of
any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt
16:22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any
image; which the LORD thy God hateth.
17:1 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.
17:2 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 his covenant,
17:3 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;
17:4 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:
17:5 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
17:6 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.
17:7 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.
17:8 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;
17:9 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:
17:10 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
17:11 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
17:12 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.
17:13 And all the people shall hear, and
fear, and do no more presumptuously.
17:14 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;
17:15 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.
17:16 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.
17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to
himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly
multiply to himself silver and gold.
17:18 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:
17:19 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 them:
17:20 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.
18:1 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.
18:2 Therefore shall they have no
inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he
hath said unto them.
18:3 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.
18:4 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 him.
18:5 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 for ever.
18:6 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;
18:7 Then he shall minister in the name of
the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand
there before the LORD.
18:8 They shall have like portions to eat,
beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
18:9 When thou art come into the land which
the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the
abominations of those nations.
18:10 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
18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with
familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
18:12 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.
18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
18:14 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.
18:15 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 shall hearken;
18:16 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.
18:17 And the LORD said unto me, They have
well spoken that which they have spoken.
18:18 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.
18:19 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.
18:20 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
18:21 And if thou say in thine heart, How
shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
18:22 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.
19:1 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;
19:2 Thou shalt separate three cities for
thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to
19:3 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.
19:4 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;
19:5 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:
19:6 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.
19:7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou
shalt separate three cities for thee.
19:8 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;
19:9 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:
19:10 That innocent blood be not shed in
thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and
so blood be upon thee.
19:11 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:
19:12 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 may die.
19:13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but
thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it
may go well with thee.
19:14 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
19:15 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.
19:16 If a false witness rise up against
any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
19:17 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;
19:18 And the judges shall make diligent
inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath
testified falsely against his brother;
19:19 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.
19:20 And those which remain shall hear,
and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.
19:21 And thine eye shall not pity; but
life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand,
foot for foot.
20:1 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.
20:2 And it shall be, when ye are come nigh
unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the
20:3 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 of them;
20:4 For the LORD your God is he that goeth
with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
20:5 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.
20:6 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.
20:7 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.
20:8 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.
20:9 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.
20:10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to
fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.
20:11 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 thee.
20:12 And if it will make no peace with
thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
20:13 And when the LORD thy God hath
delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof
with the edge of the sword:
20:14 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.
20:15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the
cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities
of these nations.
20:16 But of the cities of these people,
which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt
save alive nothing that breatheth:
20:17 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
20:18 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.
20:19 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:
20:20 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.
21:1 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:
21:2 Then thy elders and thy judges shall
come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round
about him that is slain:
21:3 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
21:4 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:
21:5 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:
21:6 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:
21:7 And they shall answer and say, Our
hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.
21:8 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.
21:9 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 the LORD.
21:10 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,
21:11 And seest among the captives a
beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have
her to thy wife;
21:12 Then thou shalt bring her home to
thine house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;
21:13 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.
21:14 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.
21:15 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:
21:16 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
21:17 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.
21:18 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 them:
21:19 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;
21:20 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.
21:21 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.
21:22 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
21:23 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.
22:1 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.
22:2 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.
22:3 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.
22:4 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.
22:5 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.
22:6 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:
22:7 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.
22:8 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.
22:9 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.
22:10 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an
22:11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of
divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.
22:12 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the
four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.
22:13 If any man take a wife, and go in
unto her, and hate her,
22:14 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:
22:15 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:
22:16 And the damsel's father shall say
unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he
22:17 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.
22:18 And the elders of that city shall
take that man and chastise him;
22:19 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
22:20 But if this thing be true, and the
tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:
22:21 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.
22:22 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
22:23 If a damsel that is a virgin be
betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie
22:24 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.
22:25 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.
22:26 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
22:27 For he found her in the field, and
the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.
22:28 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 found;
22:29 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
22:30 A man shall not take his father's
wife, nor discover his father's skirt.
23:1 He that is wounded in the stones, or
hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation
of the LORD.
23:2 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.
23:3 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:
23:4 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.
23:5 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.
23:6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor
their prosperity all thy days for ever.
23:7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for
he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast
a stranger in his land.
23:8 The children that are begotten of them
shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third
23:9 When the host goeth forth against
thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing.
23:10 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:
23:11 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 camp again.
23:12 Thou shalt have a place also without
the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:
23:13 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
23:14 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.
23:15 Thou shalt not deliver unto his
master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:
23:16 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.
23:17 There shall be no whore of the
daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
23:18 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.
23:19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy
brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is
lent upon usury:
23:20 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.
23:21 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.
23:22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it
shall be no sin in thee.
23:23 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
23:24 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.
23:25 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
24:1 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
24:2 And when she is departed out of his
house, she may go and be another man's wife.
24:3 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 his wife;
24:4 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
24:5 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 hath taken.
24:6 No man shall take the nether or the
upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.
24:7 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 you.
24:8 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
24:9 Remember what the LORD thy God did
unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.
24:10 When thou dost lend thy brother any
thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
24:11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man
to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee.
24:12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt
not sleep with his pledge:
24:13 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.
24:14 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:
24:15 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 thee.
24:16 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.
24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment
of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to
24:18 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.
24:19 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.
24:20 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.