THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Part 1 (Chapters 1-17)
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 Kadesh-barnea.)
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
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 promised you!)
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
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
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
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 Kadesh-barnea.
1:20: And I said unto you, Ye are come unto
the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give
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
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
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
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
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 Ezion-gaber, 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 call 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 Kadesh-barnea,
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 consumed.
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 possession.
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
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, saying,
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
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 forbad us.
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 Gadites.
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 giants.
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, Bashan-havoth-jair, unto this
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 Ashdoth-pisgah 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
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 Lebanon.
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 this Jordan.
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
4:3: Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because
of Baal-peor: for all the men that followed Baal-peor, 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 or female,
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 whole heaven.
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
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
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 Beth-peor, 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
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
5:2: The LORD our God made a covenant with us
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 work 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
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 giveth thee.
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 tents
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
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
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
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
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 generations;
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 your
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 thee.
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 all Egypt;
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
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
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 therein:
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
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 chasteneth
8:6: Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments
of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
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
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 day.
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 before thee.
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 molten image.
9:13: Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying,
I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
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
Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.
9:23: Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea,
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
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 this day.
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 raiment.
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
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 commandments, alway.
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 Israel:
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 coast be.
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 known.
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
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 earth.
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
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
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 safety;
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 hand:
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
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 fathers;
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 of bondage.
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,
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 known;
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
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 thing.
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 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
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 any thing 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 release;
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 thee.
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
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 thy household.
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 anything
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 thy
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
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 empty:
16:17: Every man shall give as he is able, according
to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
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 make thee.
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 they die.
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 left.
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