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Of a Hebrew servant.


The feast of the passover.

to place his name there.

12 And if n thy brother, an He- B. C. 1451. | placed which the LORD shall choose brew 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.. 13 And when thou sendest him! out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty:

14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy wine-press: of that wherewith o the LORD thy God hath p blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.

3 Thou e 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. 4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither ƒ shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.

15 And thou shalt remember qs 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.

16 And it shall be, ifr he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee, (because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee :)

v ch.17.1.
Mal. 1.7,8.

w ch.12.15,

17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto


the door, and he shall be thy ser- (CHAP. 16.)
vant for ever. And also unto thy
maidservant thou shalt do likewise. a Ex.34.18.

18 It shall not seem hard s unto b Ex.12.31-
thee, when thou sendest him away
free from thee; for he hath beene Nu.28.16-
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.

n Ex.21.2.
Jer.31. 14.

o Ps.68.10.

1 The feast of the passover, 9 of weeks, 13 of tabernacles. BSERVE a the month of Abib,

Acts 20.35.

LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.b

4 ch.5.15.

16.12. Is.51.1.

r Ex.21.5,6.
ver. 10.

d ch.15.20.

19 All the firstling t males that e Ex. 13.6,7. come of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD f Ex. 12.10. thy God: thou shalt do no work 34.25. with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. 20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose,i 2Ki.23.23. thou and thy household.



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.

k Lev.23.8.
2 restraint.
Lev. 23.26.
I Ex.23.16.

t Ex. 13.2.
u ch. 12.5,6,


22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the w unclean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart. 23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood 3 sufficiency thereof; thou shalt pour it upon them ver. 17. ground as water.

I Cor. 16.2.


1 or, kill.
Ex. 12.6-9.

h 2Ch 35.13.



Acts 2.1.

n ch. 12.7,12,

o ch.15.15.
La.3. 19,20.
floor, and
thy wine-

2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the
passover unto the LORD thy God, q Ne.8.9-12.
of the c flock and the herd, in the

5 Thou mayest not 1 sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:

6 But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover g at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.

7 And thou shalt roast h and eat it in the place i which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.

8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh k day shall be a 2 solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.

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


10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with 3 a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy God, according m as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:

11 And n thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maid-servant, 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.

12 And o thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these


13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles p seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy 4 corn and thy wine:

14 And thou shalt rejoice q in thy

Of judges and justice.

DEUTERONOMY, XVII. feast, thou, and thy son, and thy B. C. 1451. daughter, and thy man-servant, and


thy maid-servant, and the Levite,r Le.23.39,
the stranger, and the fatherless,
and the widow, that are within thys Ex.23.14.


t Ex.23.15.
5 according
to the gift

15 Seven r 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 in-u
crease, and in all the works of thine
hands, therefore thou shalt surely

of his

Mar. 12.41


16 Three s 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 empty: t

17 Every man shall give 5 as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.

22 Neither d shalt thou set thee up any image, which the LORD thy God hateth.e


v ver. 10.

wch.1.15-17. Ex. 18.25,

26. 1Chr.23.4. 2Chr. 19.511. Lev. 19. 15. Pr.24.23.

18 Judges w 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. 19 Thou shalt not wrest judg-(CHAP.17.) ment; thou shalt not respect y per-i or, goat. sons, neither take a gift: for z aa Mal.1.8. gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the b ch.13.6,&c. nghteous. c Jos.7.11,15. 207That which is altogether a just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, b and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.


Ju.2.20. 2Ki. 18.12. Ho.8.1.

21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove c of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.


z Pr. 17.23.

6 or, matters. Justice, justice. a Mi.6.8. Phi.4.8.

or 1 sheep, wherein a is blemish, or any evil-favouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Eze. 18.5.9. Ki.14.15.

d Lev.26.1.

statue, or, pillar. e Jer.44.4.

d Nu.35.30. Jno.8.17.

2Cor. 13.1.


e Ac.7.58,59. Ex.21.12,


1 The things sacrificed must be sound. 2 Idolaters must be slain. HOU shalt not sacrifice untok


g Ps. 122.4,5. h Jer. 18. 18. Hag.2.11. Mal.2.7.

i ch. 19. 17. Nu. 15.30.

Ezra 10.8. Ho.4.4. 2 not to


1 Je.25.3,&c.

2 Ifb there be found among you, m ch. 18.5,7. within any of thy gates which the n Heb.10.28. LORD thy God giveth thee, man or 0 ch.13.5. woman, that hath wrought wicked-p ch. 13.11. ness m the sight of the LORD thy q Sam.8.5, God, inc transgressing his covenant, 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 s Jer.30.21. commanded;

19.20. r1Sam.9.15


16.12. 1Ch.22.10.

Idolaters must be slain. 4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, and behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:

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 they die.

6 At d 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.

7 The hands e 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. 8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood f 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 g place which the LORD thy God

shall choose;

9 And thou shalt come unto the h priests the Levites, and unto the judge i that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment.

10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shal! shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:

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 left.

12 And k the man that will do presumptuously, 2 and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth m to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: n and o thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.

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17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart & turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. 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: 19 And y 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:

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Christ the true prophet.

B. C. 1451. | 7 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all t Jer.2.25. his brethren the Levites do, which u 1Ki.10.26-stand there before the LORD.


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Ho. 14.3.

v Is.31.1.
w Ex. 13.17.
Ho. 11.5.


y Jos. 1.8.
Ps. 119.97.

z IKI. 15.5. a Pr. 10.27.

(CHAP. 18.)

a Nu. 18.20. b 1Cor.9.13,

20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he i 2Chr.31.4. turn z not aside from the command-1 ment, to the right hand, or to the left to the end that he may prolong a his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

his sales by the fathers. k Lev. 18.21,



c Ps. 16.5.


d Le.7.30-31, e Ex.22.29. f Nu.3.10. g Nu.35.2,3. h Ps.84.5.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations 7 the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

13 Thou shalt be 2 perfect with the LORD thy God.

14 For these nations, which thou shalt 3 possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diRev.22.15. viners but as for thee, the LORD 2or, upright, thy God hath not suffered m thee so or, sincere, to do.


Ge. 17.1.

Job 1.1.

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o Mat. 17.5.

He. 1. 1,2.
p Ex.20.19.
q Is.9.6.
Mal.3. 1.
r Lu.24. 19.
s Nu. 12.6-8.
t Juo.4.25.

Mar. 16. 16.

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.


w Je.28.15-17

6 And if a Levite come from
any of thy gates out of all Israel,
where g he sojourned, and come x 1Jno.4.1-3.
with all the h desire of his mind y Is.41.22,23.
unto the place which the LORD Jer.28.9.
shall choose;

8 They shall have like portions i to eat, beside 1 that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

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.

12.25. ch.13.1-5. Je. 14. 14, 15. Zec. 13.3.

10 There k shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

15 T The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet n from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him o ye shall hearken.

16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day p 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.

17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

18 Iq will raise them up a r Prophet from among their brethren, like s unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he t shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever u will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 20 But v the prophet which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.w

21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 22 When y a prophet speaketh in

The cities of refuge.

DEUTERONOMY, XIX, XX. the name of the LORD, if the thing B. C. 1451. follow not, nor come to pass, that 13 the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.z CHAPTER XIX.


1 The cities of refuge. 16 The punish-1
ment of a false witness.
THEN a the LORD thy God
hath cut off the nations,
whose land the LORD thy God
giveth thee, and thou 1 succeedest
them and dwellest in their cities,
and in their houses;

2 Thou shalt seperate three b cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

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. 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 2 in time past;

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 3 head slippeth from the 4 helve, and 5 lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of these cities,

and live:

z Pr.26.2.

(CHAP. 19.)

a ch.12.29.

8 And if the LORD thy God c enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, and give thee all the land which he promised d to give unto thy fathers;

or, pos-

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.

11 But f if any man hate his neighbour, and lie wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite himmortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:

b ch.4.41,42.


2 from yes
terday the
third day.

3 iron.

4 wood.

findeth. smile him in life.

7 from yes-
terday the

third day.

c Ex.34.24.

d Ge. 15. 18,


6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because 8 in life. the way is long, and 6 slay him; | whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not 7 in time past.

7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee.

e Jos.20.7,8.


g Ho.5.10.

h 2Cor. 13.1.

2 make haste.


b Is.51.7,8.
c ch.1.30.

Of a false witness.

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.

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.

14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, g 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 possess it.

15 One h 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."

9 or, falling

The priest's exhortation to encourage
the people to battle.

i Pr. 19.5,9.

Dan.6.24. WHEN thou goest out to battle

k Lev.24.19,

9 If thou shalt keep all these
commandments to do them, which (CHAP. 20.)
I command thee this day, to love
the LORD thy God, and to walk a Ps.20.7.
ever in his ways; then shalt thou 1 be tender.
add e three cities more for thee,
beside these three:

against thine enemies, and seest horses, a and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt.

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20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.

21 And thine eye shall not pity; k but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

2 And it shall be when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach, and speak unto the people,

3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel; ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts 1 faint, fear not, and do not 2 tremble, neither be ye terrified b because of them;

4 For c the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for

Who are exempt from war. DEUTERONOMY, XXI. you against your enemies, to save B. C. 1451. you.


5 T And the officers shall speak d Ne. 12.27. unto the people, saying, What man Ps.30. title. is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated d it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.

6 And what man is he that hathe ch.24.5. planted a vineyard, and hath not fch.28.30. yet 3 eaten of it? let him also go and return unto his house, lest he die 5 Ju.7.3. in the battle, and another man eath Nu.32.9. of it. 4 melt.

made it
Lev. 19.23,

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 5 to lead the people.

10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim i peace unto it.

11 And it shall be, if it make thec 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 k shall serve thee.

12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt beSiege it:

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:


7 And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let e him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her. 8 And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they k Lev.25.44shall say, What a man is there that 18 fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest h his brethren's heart 4 faint as well as his heart.


5 to be in the
head of the

i 2Sa.20.19

Nu.31.7-9. m Jos.8.2.

6 spoil.

n Jos.22.8.

0 ch.7.1-4.


pch. 12.30,31.
Ps. 106.34-



1Co. 15.33. 7 or, for, O man, the tree of the field is to be employed in the siege.

8 to go from
before thee.
9 Jer.6.6.
9 come down.

14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, m and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou 6 take unto thyself; and thou n shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. 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.

16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou e 2Ki.24.4. shalt save alive nothing o that Jon.1.14. breatheth: 2 in the midst.

17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the fch. 19.13. Perizzites, the Hivites, and thei

Of uncertain murders.

Jebusites, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:

18 That p 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.

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 (7 for the tree of the field is man's life) 8 to employ them in the siege :

20 Only the trees which thou knowest that they be not trees for meat, thou shalt destroy and cut them down; q and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee, until it 9 be subdued.

(CHAP. 21.)
a 1Ch.23.13.

c ch. 17.8-10.
d P3.26.6.

CHAPTER XXI. 18 A stubborn son is to be stoned to death. 22 The malefactor must not hang all night on a tree.

[F one be found slain in the land

thy God

thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him:

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: 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 the yoke;

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;

5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them a the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless b in the name of the LORD; and by their1 word shall every e controversy and every stroke be tried;

6 And all the elders of that city. that are next unto the slain man, shall d wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:

And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.

8 Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not e innocent blood 2 unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.

9 So shalt thou put away ƒ the

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