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5 || If brethren dwell together, teth forth her hand, and taketh and one of them die and have no him by the secrets: child, the wife of the dead shall 12 Then thou shalt cut off her not marry without unto a strang- hand, thine eye shall not pity her. er: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him DEUT. XXV:17-19_B. C. 1451 to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.

17 Remember what Amalek 6 And it shall be, that the first- did unto thee by the way, when born which she beareth, shall suc- ye were come forth out of Egypt; ceed in the name of his brother

18 How he met thee by the way, which is dead, that his name be and smote the hindmost of thee, not put out of Israel.

even all that were feeble behind 7 And if the man like not to thee, when thou wast faint and take his brother's wife, then let weary; and he feared not God. his brother's wife go up to the 19 Therefore it shall be, when gate unto the elders, and say, My the LORD thy God hath given thee husband's brother refuseth to raise rest from all thine enemies round up unto his brother a name in Is-about, in the land which the LORD rael, he will not perform the duty thy God giveth thee for an inherof my husband's brother.

itance to possess it, that thou shalt 8 Then the elders of his city blot out the remembrance of Amshall call him, and speak unto alek from under heaven; thou him: and if he stand to it, and shalt not forget it. say, I like not to take her,

9 Then shall his brother's wife DEUT. XXVI:1-19_B. C. 1451 come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from

1 And it shall be, when thou off his foot, and spit in his face, art come in unto the land which and shall answer and say, So shall the LORD thy God giveth thee for it be done unto that man that will an inheritance, and possessest it, not build up his brother's house. and dwellest therein; 10 And his name shall be called

2 That thou shalt take of the n Israel, The house of him that first of all the fruit of the earth, Liath his shoe loosed.

which thou shalt bring of thy 11 | When men strive together land that the LORD thy God givine with another, and the wife of eth thee, and shalt put it in a bashe one draweth near for to de-ket, and shalt go unto the place iver her husband out of the hand which the LORD thy God shall f him that smitèth him, and put- choose to place his name there.

3 And thou shalt go unto the 11 And thou shalt rejoice in priest that shall be in those days, every good thing which the LORD and say unto him, I profess this thy God hath given unto thee, day unto the LORD thy God, that and unto thine house, thou, and I am come unto the country which the Levite, and the stranger that the Lord sware unto our fathers is among you. for ta give us.

12 | When thou hast made an 4 And the priest shall take the end of tithing all the tithes of basket out of thine hand, and set thine increase the third year, which it down before the altar of the is the year of tithing, and hast LORD thy God.

given itt unto the Levite, the 5 And thou shalt speak and say stranger, the fatherless, and the before the Lord thy God, A Syr- widow, that they may eat within ian ready to perish was my father, thy gates, and be filled; and he went down into Egypt, 13 Then thou shalt say before and sojourned there with a few, the LORD thy God, I have brought and became there a nation, great, away the hallowed things out of mighty, and populous:

mine house, and also have given 6 And the Egyptians evil en- them unto the Levite, and unto treated us, and afflicted us, and the stranger, ta the fatherless, and laid upon us hard bondage: to the widow, according to all thy

7 And when we cried unto the commandments which thou hast LORD God of our fathers, the Lord commanded me: I have not transheard our voice, and looked on gressed thy commandments, neithour affliction, and our labour, and er have I forgotten them: our oppression:

14 I have not eaten thereof in 8 And the Lord brought us forth my mourning, neither have I takout of Egypt with a mighty hand, en away ought thereof for any and with an out-stretched arm,

unclean use, nor given ought thereand with great terribleness, and of for the dead: but I have hearkwith signs, and with wonders:

ened to the voice of the Lord my 9 And he hath brought us into God, and have done according to this place, and hath given us this all that thou hast commanded me. land, 'even a land that floweth 15 Look down from thy hol with milk and money.

habitation, from heaven, and bless 10 And now, behold, I have thy people Israel, and the land brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou hast given us, as thou which thou, O Lord, hast given swarest unto our fathers, a land me. And thou shalt set it before that floweth with milk and honey. the Lord thy God, and worship 16 | This day the LORD thy God before the Lord thy God:

hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt 17 Cursed be he that removeth therefore keep and do them with his neighbour's land-mark: and all thine heart, and with all thy all the people shall say, Amen. soul.

18 Cursed be he that maketh 17 Thou hast avouched the LORD the blind to wander out of the this day to be thy God, and to way: and all the people shall say, walk in his ways, and to keep his Amen. statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken

19 Cursed be he that perverteth unto his voice:

the judgment of the stranger, fath

erless, and widow: and all the peo18 And the Lord hath avouched

ple shall say, Amen. thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee,

20 Cursed be he that lieth with and that thou shouldest keep all his father's wife; because he unhis commandments;

covereth his father's skirt: and all 19 And to make thee high above the people shall say, Amen. all nations which he hath made, 21 Cursed be he that lieth with in praise, and in name, and in hon- any manner of beast: and all the . our; and that thou mayest be an people shall say, Amen. holy people unto the LORD thy

22 Cursed be he that lieth with God, as he hath spoken.

his sister, the daughter of his fath

er, or the daughter of his mother: DEUT. XXVII:14-26—B. C. 1451 and all the people shall say, Amen.

14 | And the Levites shall speak, 23 Cursed be he that lieth with and say unto all the men of Israel his mother-in-law: and all the peowith a loud voice,

ple shall say, Amen. 15 Cursed be the man that mak

24 Cursed be he that smiteth his eth any graven or molten image, neighbour secretly: and all the an abomination unto the LORD, the people shall say, Amen. work of the hands of the crafts

25 Cursed be he that taketh reman, and putteth it in a secret ward to slay an innocent person: place: and all the people shall an- and all the people shall say, Amen. swer and say, Amen.

26 Cursed be he that confirmeth 16 Cursed be he that setteth not all the words of this law to do light by his father or his mother: them: and all the people shall say, and all the people shall say, Amen. Amen.

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