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A stubborn son to be stoned. DEUTERONOMY, XXII.

Laws and ordinances.

guilt of innocent blood from among B. C. 1451.ted a sin worthy y of death, and he you, when thou shalt do that which be to be put to death, and thou is right in the sight of the LORD. hang him on a tree: 10 T 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,

23 His z 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 5 accursed of God;) that thy land be not a defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inherit

11 And seest among the captives ai Ps.45.10. beautiful woman, g and hast a de- Lu. 14.26. sire unto her, that thou wouldest k Ex.21.8. have her to thy wife;


12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave h her head, and 3 pare her nails;

13 And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her i father and her mother a full month and after that thou shalt go into her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.

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 k sell her at all for money; q Ge.25.31


thou shalt not make merchandise
of her, because thou hast hum-r Ex.20.12.
bled / her.
s Pr. 13.24.
15 if a man have two wives, 19.18.
one beloved, m and another hated, nt ch.25.7.
and they have born him children,u Pr.29.17.
both the beloved and the hated;
and if the firstborn son be her's
that was hated:

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 o the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:

g Nu.31.18.
h 1Cor.11.6.
3 make, or

dress, or
suffer to

7 ch.22.29.

m Ge.29. 18,

n Ge.29.31

o 1Chr.5.2.


p 1Chr.5.1,2.
4 is found
with him,


26.10. 2Chr.11.21, 22.

y ch. 19.6.

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17 But he shall acknowledge the z Jos.8.29. son of the hated for the firstborn, by p giving him a double portion of all that 4 he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right q of the firstborn is his.

is If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey r the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened s him, will not hearken unto them:

shalt v Pr. 19.26.

23.19-21. w Pr.29.1.


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10.26,27. Jno. 19.31.

the curse
of God,
Nu.2 .4.

a Nu.35.33,

(CHAP. 22.)

a Ex.23.4.
c Ex.23.4.

19 Then shall his father and his
mother lay hold on him, and bring d Heb. 12. 12,
him out unto the elders of his city,
and unto the gate of his place,

20 And they shall say unto the t elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey u our voice; he is a glutton, r and a drunkard.

21 And w all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die z so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. 22 And if a man have commit

e ch.18.12.

f Lu. 12.6.
g Lev.22.28.

k Is.22.1.

Jer. 19.13.
Mat. 10.27.

Lev. 19. 19.

1 fulness.
m 2Cor.6.14,



1 Of humanity toward brethren. 5 Divers laws. 20, 22 Of adultery. 25 Of rape. 28 Of fornication. 30 Of incest.

Tther's ox

HOU a shalt not see thy broor his sheep go astray, and hide b thyself from them; thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.

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.

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, thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.

4 Thouc 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 d them up again.

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 abominatione unto the LORD thy God.

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 f or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam g with the young:

7 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; thath it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong i thy days.

8 When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof,k that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

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.

10 T Thou shalt not plow m

Divers laws

with an ox and an ass together.
11 Thoun shalt not wear a
garment of divers sorts, as of n Lev. 19. 19.
woollen and linen together.

12 [ Thoushalt nuake thee fringes o upon the four 2 quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.


B. C. 1451.

o Nu. 15.38.
Mat. 23.5.

p Ge.29.21.

q 1Ti.5.14.

r Mat. 19.8,9.

13 If any man take a wife, and gop in unto her, and hate her, 14 And give occasions q 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:


15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and t Lev.21.9. bring forth the tokens of the dam-u ch. 13.5. sel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:

16 And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her,

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. 18 And the elders of that city shall take that man, and chastise him;

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; her may not put her away all his a days.

20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the danisel:


Ju. 20.6,10.
2Sa. 13. 12,

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

v Lev.20.10.
Heb. 13.4.

w Mat. 1. 18,



y ver.21.22.

3 or, take
strong hold
of her.

2 Sa. 13. 14.



Lev. 18.8.

b Ru.3.9.
Eze. 16.8.
(CHAP. 23.)
a Lev. 21.17-

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 s in Israel, tot play the whore in her father's house: so ub Zec.9.6. shalt thou put evil away from

c Ne. 13.1,2.

Lam. 1.10.

e ch.2.29.
g Mi.6.1.

and ordinances. city; and the man, because he hath humbled a his neighbour's wife so y thou shalt put away evil from among you.

25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man 3 force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die:

h Ezra 9.12.
1 good.

i Ge.25.24

26 Ob. 10-12. Mal. 1.2.

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 matter:

27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.

28 T If z 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; 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 his days.

30 A a man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover b his father's skirt.

among you.

22 T If v a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them d Ru.4. 10,&c. to curse thee. die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

23 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed w unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;


9 Uncleanness to be avoided in the host. 19 Of usury. 21 Of vows. 24 Of trespasses.

Ha that is wounded

the I stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. 2 A bastard b shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

3 An Ammonite c or Moabite d 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:

4 Because e 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 f the son of Beor, of Pethor of Mesopotamia,

5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam: but the LORD thy God turned g the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.

6 Thouh shalt not seek their peace nor their 1 prosperity all thy days for ever.

7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, for he is thy brother: i thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian;

Uncleanness to be avoided. DEUTERONOMY, XXIV.

Of divorce. because thouk wast a stranger in B. C. 1451. it of thee; and it would be sin in his land.


8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

k ch. 10. 19. Ex.22.21. 23.9.

Lev. 19.34. 1 Ro.3.29,30. Ep.2.12.

9 When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep m thee from every wicked thing.

10 If n 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 o Lev. 15.5.

not come within the camp:

3 sittest

11 But it shall be, when evening 2 cometh on, he shall wash o himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again.

4 nakedness

of any thing.

12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither q 1Sa.30.15. thou shalt go forth abroad:

is good for


13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou 3 wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

m Jos.6.18. n Lev. 15.16. 2 turneth toward.

p Lev.26.12. 2Cor.6.16.

r Ex.22.21.

6 or, sodom

Rom. 1.26.

$ Lev. 19.29.
t Ge. 19.4,5.

2Ki.23.7. Ro. 1.27,28. Ex.22.25. Le.25.3537. Ne.5.2,7. Ps. 15.5. Eze. 18.8,

17. 22.12. Lu.6.34,35. v ch. 15.3. w ch.15.10. Lev. 19.34. x Nu.30.2. Ec.5.4,5.

14 For the LORD thy God walketh p 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 4 unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.


15 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master 7 the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:

16 He shall dwell with thee, even among you in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates where it 5 liketh him best thour shalt not oppress him.

17 There shall be no 6 whore s of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite t of the sons of Israel.

18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD z Mat. 12.1. thy God for any vow: for even (CHAP. 24.) both these are abomination unto 1 matter of the LORD thy God. nakedness. 2 cutting off.

a Mat.5.31, 32.

b Jer.3.1.

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: 20 Unto a strangere thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy e Lev. 18.25brother thou shalt not lend upon usury that w the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.


d ch.20.7. 3 not any thing shall pass upon


21 When thou shalt vowza e Pr.5.18. Vow unto the LORD thy God, thou f Ex.21.6. shalt not slack to pay it: for the g ch. 19.19. LORD thy God will surely require.

འ རྐནབ

y Ps.66.13,14


22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. 23 That y which is gone out of thy lips thou shall keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

21 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.

25 When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ars with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn.

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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;

4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again b to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land c to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

5 When d a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, 3 neither shall he be charged

with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheere up his wife which he hath taken.

6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge. 7¶ Iff 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 o evil away from among you. 8 Take heed in the plague of

Divers laws, &c.

DEUTERONOMY, XXV. leprosy, h that thou observe dili- B. C. 1451. gently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall h Lev.XIII. teach you as I commanded them, XIV. so ye shall observe to do. i Nu. 12. 10.

9 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriami by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.

4 lend the
loan of any
thing to.
k Ex.22.26,

10 When thou dost 4 lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.

11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad

unto thee.

12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

13 Ink 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 m righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.

14 T 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:

15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and 5 setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry n against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.


I Job 29.11


31.19,20. 2Co.9.13, 14.

m Ge. 15.6.

Ps. 106.31.

21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it 7 afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

it. Ps.25.1. 85.4. n Jam.5.4.

o 2Ki. 14.5,6. Je.31.29,30. Eze. 18.20. p Ex.22.22

16 The fathers o shall not be putr 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.

17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; p nor take the widow's raiment to pledge: 18 But a 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.

112.9. Dan. 4.27. Ja.2. 15-23. lifteth his

soul unto

Jer.22 3.

q ch. 16. 12.
Le. 19.9,10.


Ps. 41. 1.

bough it
after thee.
after thee.

s ver. 18.

(CHAP. 25.)
a ch. 19. 17.


2Chr. 19.8.
Pr. 17.15.


Mat. 10. 17. Lu. 12.48. 2Co.11.24. d Job 18.3.

19 When r 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 e ICor.9.9. fatherless, and for the widow that ITi.5.18. the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands. 20 When thou beatest thine olive-2 tree, thou shalt not 6 go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

1 thresheth, Hos. 10. 11. or, next kinsman, Ge.38.8,9. Ru. 1. 12, 13. f Mat.22.24. g Ge.38.8. Ru.4.10,&c. 3 or, next kinsman's.

Of unjust weights.

22 And & thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt; therefore I command thee to do this thing. CHAPTER XXV.

Stripes must not exceed forty. 4 The ox not to be muzzled. 13 of un

just weights.

F be a betemen, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify b the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, c that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.

3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile d unto thee.

4 T Thou e shalt not muzzle the ox when he 1 treadeth out the corn. 5 T If brethren dwell together. and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her 2 husband's f brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.

6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed g in the name of his brother which is dead, h that his name be not put out of Israel.

7 And if the man like not to take his 3 brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say. My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.

8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her,

9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.

10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed. 11

When men strive together one with the another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:

Of offering the first fruits. DEUTERONOMY, XXVI.

12 Then thou shalt cut off her B. C. 1451.
hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
13 T Thou shalt not have in thy 4 a stone and upon us hard bondage:
bag 4 divers weights, a great and a

a stone.

14 Thou shalt not have in thine house 5 divers measures, a great and a small.

15 But i thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have; that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

5 an ephah
and an

i Le.19.35,36.


k 1Th.4.6.

16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are 1 Ex.17.8,&c. an abomination unto the LORD thy God. 17

m Ps.36.1.
Pr. 16.6.

Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when yen 1Sam. 15.3. were come forth out of Egypt;

18 How he met thee by the way, o Ex.17.14. and smote / the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind (CHAP. 26.) thee, when thou wast faint and a Ex.23.19. weary; and he feared m not God. Nu. 18.13. 19 Therefore it shall be, when n the LORD thy God hath given theeb Hos. 12.12. rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt e ch.7.7. blot o out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.

c Ge.43.1.2.

d Ge.46.1-6.



The covenant between God and the 8 Ex.II-IV.


h Ex. 12.37,


it shall be, when thou art

come in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein;

13.3,16. i ch.4.34. Ex.3.8.

1 Pr.3.9.
2 That a thou shalt take of the
first of all the fruit of the earth,
which thou shalt bring of thy land m ch.12.7,12.
that the LORD thy God giveth thee, 16. 11.
and shalt put it in a basket, and n 1Cor.9.11.
shalt go unto the place which the
LORD thy God shall choose to place
his name there.

o Lev.27.30.
Nu. 18.24.

3 And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our fathers for to giver

p ch.14.28,29.
9 Ps. 18.21,24.
Acts 24. 16.
Ps. 119.141.
s Lev.7.20.



Hos.9.4. t Is.63.15.

4 And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God. 5 And thou shalt speak and say u Is.66.1. before the LORD thy God, Abv Ps.28.9. Syrian ready to perish c was my fa- 51.18. ther; and d he went down into w He.6.13-18. Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, e and became there a nation, x ch. 11.8. great, mighty, and populous:

God's covenant.

6 And the Egyptians f evil-entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid

And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard g our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression :

8 And the LORD brought us forth h out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an out-stretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and i with wonders;

9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth k with milk and honey.

10 And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God:

11 And thou shalt rejoice m in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou and the Levite, n and the stranger that is

among you.

12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes o of thine increase the third year, which is the year p of tithing, and hath given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled:

13 Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed q thy commandments, neither have I forgotten r them:

14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, s neither have I taken away aught thereof for any unclean use, nor given aught thereof for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded me.

15 Look t down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, u and bless v thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest w unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

16 T This a day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do

these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

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