Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version

DEUTERONOMY


CHAPTERS:  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  [5]  [6]  [7]  [8]  [9]  [10]  [11]  [12]  [13]  [14]  [15]  [16]  [17]  [18]  [19]  [20]  [21]  [22]  [23]  [24]  [25]  [26]  [27]  [28]  [29]  [30]  [31]  [32]  [33]  [34]

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Chapter 1

1 These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on this side of Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain opposite the Red sea, between Paran and Tophel and Laban and Hazeroth and Dizahab. 2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadeshbarnea.) 3 And it was in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel, according to all that the LORD had given him in commandments for them; 4 After he had killed Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelled in Heshbon and Og the king of Bashan, who dwelled at Astaroth in Edrei: 5 On this side of Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this law, saying, 6 the LORD our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying, You have dwelled in this mount long enough: 7 Turn and take your journey and go to the mount of the Amorites and to all the places near there, 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 to Lebanon, to the great river, the river Euphrates. 8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them.

9 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone: 10 the LORD your God has multiplied you and behold, you are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude. 11 (the LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times many more as you are and bless you, as he has promised you!) 12 How can I myself alone bear your burden and your load and your strife? 13 Take wise men, understanding and known among your tribes and I will make them rulers over you. 14 And you answered me and said, The thing which you have spoken is good for us to do. 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. 16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brothers and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the foreigner who is with him. 17 You shall not respect persons in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great; you 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 to me and I will hear it. 18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which you should do.

19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as The LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea. 20 And I said to you, you are come to the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God gives to us. 21 Behold, the LORD your God has set the land before you: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of your fathers has said to you; fear not, nor be discouraged. 22 And you came near to me every one of you and said, We will send men before us and they shall search out the land for us and bring us word again by what way we must go up and to what cities we shall come. 23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe: 24 And they turned and went up into the mountain and came to the valley of Eshcol and searched it out. 25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us and brought us word again and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God gives us. 26 But you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God: 27 And you murmured in your tents and said, Because the LORD hated us, he has brought us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. 28 Where shall we go up? our brothers have discouraged our heart, saying, The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there. 29 Then I said to you, Dread not, nor be afraid of them. 30 The LORD your God who goes before you shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you before your eyes in Egypt; 31 And in the wilderness, where you have seen how that the LORD your God bore you in all the way that you went, as a man bears his son until you came to this place,. 32 Yet in this thing you did not believe the LORD your God, 33 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go and in a cloud by day. 34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words and was angry and swore, saying, 35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I swore to give to your fathers, 36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it and to him will I give the land that he has trodden on and to his children, because he has wholly followed the LORD. 37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, You also shall not go in there. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall go in there: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. 39 Moreover your little ones, whom you said should be a prey and your children, who in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in there and will I give it to them and they shall possess it. 40 But as for you, turn and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea. 41 Then you answered and said to 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 you had girded on every man his weapons of war, you were ready to go up to the hill. 42 And the LORD said to me, Say to them, Do not go up, nor fight; for I am not among you; lest you be struck before your enemies. 43 So I spoke to you; and you would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD and went presumptuously up to the hill. 44 And the Amorites, who dwelled in that mountain, came out against you and chased you, as bees do and destroyed you in Seir, even to Hormah. 45 And you returned and wept before the LORD; but The LORD would not listen to your voice, nor give ear to you. 46 So you abode in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you abode there

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Chapter 2

1 Then we turned,and journied to the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me: and we went around Mount Seir many days. 2 And the LORD spoke to me, saying, 3You have gone around this mountain long enough: turn northward. 4 And command the people, saying, you are to pass through the border of your brothers the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take good heed to yourselves therefore: 5 Do not meddle 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 to Esau for a possession. 6 You shall buy meat from them for money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water from them for money, that you may drink. 7 For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the works of your hand: he knows your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.

8 And when we passed by from our brothers the children of Esau, who dwelled in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath and from Eziongeber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. 9 And the LORD said to me, Do not distress the Moabites, nor contend with them in battle: for I will not give you of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession. 10 The Emim dwelled there in times past, a people great and many, and tall, as the Anakim; 11 Who also were accounted giants, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim. 12 The Horim also dwelled in Seir before; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them and dwelled in their place; as Israel did to the land of his possession, which the LORD gave to them. 13 Now I said,rise up and go over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered. 14 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we had come over the brook Zered, was thirty eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD swore to them. 15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed. 16 So it was when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people, 17 That the LORD spoke to me, saying, 18 You are to pass over through Ar, the border of Moab, this day: 19 And when you come near and opposite the children of Ammon, do not distress them, nor meddle with them: for I will not give you any possession of the land of the children of Ammon; because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession. 20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelled there in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummim; 21 A people great and many and tall, as the Anakim; but The LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them and dwelled in their place: 22 As he did to the children of Esau, who dwelled in Seir, when he destroyed the Horim from before them; and they succeeded them and dwelled in their stead even to this day: 23 The Caphtorim who came out of Caphtor destroyed the Avim who dwelled in Hazerim, even to Gaza and dwelled in their place.)

24 Rise up, take your journey and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon and his land into your hand: begin to possess it and contend with him in battle. 25 This day I will begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you on the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear your report and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you. 26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, 27 Let me pass through your land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn to the right hand nor to the left. 28 You shall sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: I will only pass through on my feet; 29 (As the children of Esau who dwell in Seir and the Moabites who dwell in Ar, did to me;) until I shall pass over Jordan to the land which the LORD our God gives us. 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, so that he might deliver him into your hand, as it appears this day. 31 And the LORD said to me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before you: begin to possess it, that you may inherit his land. 32 Then Sihon came out to fight at Jahaz against us, he and all his people. 33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we struck him and his sons and all his people. 34 And we took all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed the men and the women and the little ones, we left none remain of every city: 35 We took only the cattle for a prey to ourselves and the spoil of the cities which we took. 36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon and from the city that is by the river, even to Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: The LORD our God delivered all to us: 37 But you did not come to the land of the children of Ammon, nor to any place of the river Jabbok, nor to the cities in the mountains, nor to whatever the LORD our God forbade us.

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Chapter 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. 2 And the LORD said to me, Do not fear him for I will deliver him and all his people and his land, into your hand; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelled at Heshbon. 3 So the LORD our God also delivered Og the king of Bashan and all his people into our hands: and we struck him until not one was left remaining to him. 4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we did not take from them, sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates and bars; besides a great many unwalled towns. 6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women and children, of every city. 7 But all the cattle and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey for ourselves. 8 And at that time we took the land that was on this side Jordan, out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites from the river of Arnon to Mount Hermon; 9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;) 10 All the cities of the plain and all Gilead and all Bashan, to Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 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 its length and four cubits, its breadth, after the cubit of a man,.

12 And I gave this land, to the Reubenites and to the Gadites which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon and half Mount Gilead and its cities, . 13 And the rest of Gilead and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants. 14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob to the borders of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, to this day. 15 And I gave Gilead to Machir. 16 And I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites from Gilead even to the river Arnon half the valley and the border even to the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; 17 The plain also and Jordan and its border, from Chinnereth even to the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward. 18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, the LORD your God has given this land to you to possess: you shall pass over armed before your brothers the children of Israel, all that are fit for the war. 19 But your wives and your little ones and your cattle, shall abide in your cities which I have given to you (for I know that you have much cattle); 20 Until the LORD has given rest to your brothers, as well as to you and until they also possess the land beyond Jordan which The LORD your God has given them: and then shall you return every man to his possession, which I have given to you.

21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Your eyes have seen all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings: even so the LORD shall do to all the kingdoms where you pass. 22 you shall not fear them: for the LORD your God shall fight for you. 23 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, 24 O Lord GOD, you have begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, who can do according to your works, and according to your might? 25 I beg you, let me go over and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain and Lebanon. 26 But the LORD was angry with me for your sakes and would not hear me: and the LORD said to me, Be satisfied; speak no more to me of this matter. 27 Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward and behold it with your eyes: for you shall not go over this Jordan. 28 But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him: for he shall go over before the people and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you shall see. 29 So we abode in the valley opposite Bethpeor.

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Chapter 4

1 Therefore O Israel, Now listen to the statutes and to the judgments, which I teach you, to do them, that you may live and go in and possess the land which The LORD God of your fathers gives you. 2 you shall not add to the word which I command you, nor shall you diminish anything from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. 3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you. 4 But you who clung to the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day. 5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do so in the land where you go to possess it. 6 Therefore keep and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations who shall hear all these statutes and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 7 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call on him for? 8 And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? 9 Only take heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them to your sons and your sons' sons; 10 Especially the day that you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, Gather the people together to me and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live on the earth and that they may teach their children. 11 And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds and thick darkness. 12 And the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only you heard a voice. 13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them on two tables of stone. 14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it. 15 Therefore take good heed to yourselves; for you saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: 16 Lest you corrupt yourselves and make a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17 The likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flies in the air, 18 The likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: 19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, you should be driven to worship them and serve them, which the LORD your God has divided to all nations under the whole heaven. 20 But the LORD has taken you, and brought you out of an iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be a people of inheritance to him, as you are this day. 21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes and swore that I should not go over Jordan and that I should not go in to that good land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance: 22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but you shall go over and possess that good land. 23 Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you and lest you make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD your God has forbidden you. 24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. 25 When you shall beget children and children's children and you 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 your God, to provoke him to anger: 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon completely perish from off the land where you are going over Jordan to possess; you shall not prolong your days in it, but shall be completely destroyed. 27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, where the LORD shall lead you. 28 And there you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, who neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 But if you shall seek the LORD your God from there, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in trouble and all these things are come on you, even in the latter days, if you turn to the LORD your God and shall be obedient to his voice; 31 (For the LORD your God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake you, nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them. 32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth and ask from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there has been any such thing as this great thing, or has been heard like it? 33 Did people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard and live? 34 Or has God attempted to go to take to him a nation from the midst of a 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? 35 It was shown to you, that you might know that the LORD is God; there is no one else beside him. 36 He made you to hear his voice out of heaven, that he might instruct you: and he showed you his great fire on earth; and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire. 37 And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them and brought you out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; 38 To drive out nations before you greater and mightier than you are, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. 39 Know therefore this day and consider it in your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath: there is no one else. 40 Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you and with your children after you and that you may prolong your days on the earth, which the LORD your God gives you, for ever.

41Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; 42 That the slayer might flee there, who might kill his neighbor unaware and did not hate him in time past; and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live: 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. 44 And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel: 45 These are the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments, which Moses spoke to the children of Israel, after they came out of Egypt, 46 On this side of Jordan, in the valley opposite Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelled at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel struck, after they were come out of Egypt: 47 And they possessed his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who were on this side of Jordan toward the sunrising; 48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even to Mount Sion, which is Hermon, 49 And all the plain on this side of Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

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Chapter 5

1 And Moses called all Israel and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that you may learn them and keep, and do them. 2 the LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3 The LORD did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. 4 the LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire, 5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to show you the word of the LORD: for you were afraid by reason of the fire, and did not go up to the mount;) saying,

6 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 7 You shall have no other gods before me. 8 You shall not make any graven image for yourselves, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: 9 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I The LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 And showing mercy to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 11 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. 12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD your God has commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work: 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your cattle, nor your foreigner who is within your gates; that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you. 15 And remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out from there through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day. 16 Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you; that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you, in the land which the LORD your God gives you. 17 You shall not kill. 18 Nor shall you commit adultery. 19 Nor shall you steal. 20 Nor shall you bear false witness against your neighbor. 21 Nor shall you desire your neighbor's wife, nor shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is your neighbor's. 22 These words the LORD spoke to 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 to me.

23 And it was, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain burned with fire,) that you came near to me, even all the heads of your tribes and your elders; 24 And you said, Behold, the LORD our God has showed 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 talks with man and he lives. 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. 26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have and lived? 27 You go near and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak to us all that the LORD our God shall speak to you; and we will hear it and do it. 28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when you spoke to me; and the LORD said to me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to you: they have well said all that they have spoken. 29 O that there were such a 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 forever! 30 Go, say to them, Go to your tents again. 31 But as for you, stand here by me and I will speak to you all the commandments, and the statutes and the judgments, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess. 32 you shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 you shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

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Chapter 6

1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land which you go to possess: 2 That you might fear the LORD your God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you and your son and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged. 3 Therefore, hear O Israel and observe to do it; that it may be well with you and that you may increase mightily, as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you, in the land that flows with milk and honey.

4 Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God is one the LORD: 5 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart: 7 And you shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. 8 And you shall bind them for a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 And you shall write them on the posts of your house and on your gates. 10 And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you to the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, to give you great and goodly cities, which you did not build, 11 And houses full of all good things, which you did not fill and wells dug, which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you did not plant; when you shall have eaten and are full; 12 Then beware lest you forget the LORD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 13 You shall fear the LORD your God and serve him and shall swear by his name. 14 you shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you; 15 (For the LORD your God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD your God be kindled against you and destroy you from off the face of the earth. 16 you shall not tempt the LORD your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God and his testimonies and his statutes, which he has commanded you. 18 And you shall do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to your fathers, 19 To cast out all your enemies before you, as the LORD has spoken. 20 And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What do the testimonies mean and the statutes and the judgments, which the LORD our God has commanded you? 21 Then you shall say to your son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: 22 And the LORD showed great and sore signs and wonders on Egypt, on Pharaoh and on all his household, before our eyes: 23 And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore to our fathers. 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. 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us.

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Chapter 7

1 When the LORD your God shall bring you in to to possess the land where you are going and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you; 2 And when the LORD your God shall deliver them before you; you shall strike them, and utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them: 3 nor shall you make marriages with them; you shall not give your daughter to his son, nor shall you take his daughter to your son. 4 For they will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you and destroy you suddenly. 5 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars and break down their images and cut down their groves and burn their graven images with fire. 6 For you are a holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God has chosen you to be a special people to himself, above all people that are on the face of the earth. 7 The LORD did not set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people: 8 But because The LORD loved you and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that the LORD your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and mercy with those who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; 10 And repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him who hates him, he will repay him to his face. 11 You shall therefore keep the commandments and the statutes and the judgments, which I command you this day, to do them.

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, if you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the LORD your God shall keep the covenant with you and the mercy which he swore to your fathers: 13 And he will love you and bless you, and multiply you: he will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your corn and your wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the flocks of your sheep, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you. 14 You shall be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. 15 And the LORD will take away from you all sickness and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you know, on you; but will lay them on all those who hate you. 16 And you shall consume all the people whom the LORD your God shall deliver to you; your eye shall have no pity on them: nor shall you serve their gods; for that will be a snare to you. 17 If you shall say in your heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them? 18 You shall not be afraid of them: but shall remember well what The LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt; 19 The great temptations which your eyes saw and the signs and the wonders and the mighty hand and the stretched out arm, by which the LORD your God brought you out: so shall The LORD your God do to all the people of whom you are afraid. 20 Moreover The LORD your God will send the hornet among them, until those who are left hide themselves from you and are destroyed. 21 You shall not be afraid of them: for The LORD your God is a mighty and terrible God among you,. 22 And the LORD your God will put out those nations before you little by little: you will not consume them at once, lest the animals of the field increase on you. 23 But the LORD your God shall deliver them to you and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they are destroyed. 24 And he shall deliver their kings into your hand and you shall destroy their name from under heaven: no man shall be able to stand before you, until you have destroyed them. 25 You shall burn the graven images of their gods with fire: you shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it to you, lest you are snared by it: for it is an abomination to the LORD your God. 26 Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you are a cursed thing like it: but you shall utterly detest it and you shall utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

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Chapter 8

1 You shall observe to do all the commandments which I command you this day so that you may live and multiply and go in and possess the land which The LORD swore to your fathers. 2 And you shall remember all the way which The LORD your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not. 3And he humbled you and suffered you to hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but man does live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD. 4 Your raiment did not wear out, nor did your foot swell, these forty years. 5 You shall also consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you. 6 Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways and to fear him. 7 For the LORD your God brings you to a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; 8 A land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of oil olives and honey; 9 A land where you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig brass.

10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which he has given to you. 11 Beware that you do not forget The LORD your God, by not keeping his commandments and his judgments and his statutes, which I command you this day: 12 Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built good houses and dwelled there; 13And when your herds and your flocks multiply and your silver and your gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied; 14 And your heart is lifted up and you forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, where there were fiery serpents and scorpions and drought, where there was no water; who brought water out of the rock of flint; 16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and that he might prove you, to do you good at your latter end; 17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten this wealth for me.. 18 But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 And it shall be, if you forget the LORD your God at all and walk after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. 20 As the nations which the LORD is destroying before your face, so shall you perish; because you would not be obedient to the voice of the LORD your God.

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Chapter 9

1 Hear, O Israel: You are to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than yourself, great cities fenced up to heaven, 2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakim, whom you know and of whom you have heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak! 3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD your God is he who goes over before you; he shall destroy them as a consuming fire and he shall bring them down before your face: so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the LORD has said to you. 4 After that the LORD your God has cast them out from before you, do not speak in your heart, saying, For my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land: but the LORD drives them out from before you for the wickedness of these nations. 5 You are not going to possess their land for your righteousness, nor for the uprightness of your heart: but the LORD your God drives them out from before you for the wickedness of these nations and also that he may perform the word which the LORD swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 6 Therefore understand that the LORD your God does not give you this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff necked people.

7 Remember, and do not forget, how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that you departed out of the land of Egypt, until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against the LORD. 8 Also you provoked the LORD to wrath in Horeb, so that the LORD was angry with you so as to destroy you. 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 stayed in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither ate bread nor drank water: 10 And the LORD delivered to me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which The LORD spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. 11 And it was 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. 12 And the LORD said to me, Arise, get down quickly from here; for your people who you have brought out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made themselves a molten image. 13 Furthermore the LORD spoke to me, saying, I have seen this people and behold, it is a stiff necked people: 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they. 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. 16 And I looked and behold, you had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made a molten calf: you had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you. 17 And I took the two tables and cast them out of my two hands and broke them before your eyes. 18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did not eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which you sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. 19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, with which the LORD was angry against you to destroy you. But the LORD listened to me at that time also. 20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron so as to destroy him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time. 21 And I took your sin, the calf which you had made and burned it with fire and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast its dust into the brook that descended out of the mount. 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah and at Kibrothhattaavah, you provoked the LORD to wrath. 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given to you; then you rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God and you did not believe him, nor listen to his voice. 24 you have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you. 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. 26 I prayed therefore to The LORD and said, O Lord GOD, do not destroy your people and your inheritance, which you have redeemed through your greatness, which you have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 27 Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; do not look to the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin: 28 Lest the land from which you brought us out may say, Because The LORD was not able to bring them to the land which he promised them and because he hated them, he has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness. 29 Yet they are your people and your inheritance, who you brought out by your mighty power and by your stretched out arm.

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Chapter 10

1 At that time the LORD said to me, Hew two tables of stone like the first and come up to me into the mount and make an ark of wood. 2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which you broke and you shall put them in the ark. 3 And I made an ark of acasia wood and hewed two tables of stone like to the first and went up into the mount, having the two tables in my hand. 4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spoke to you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them to me. 5 And I turned and came down from the mount and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they are, as the LORD commanded me. 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 place. 7 From there they journeyed to Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters. 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 to him and to bless in his name, to this day. 9 Therefore Levi has no part nor inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD your God promised him. 10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD listened to me at that time also, and the LORD did not destroy you. 11 And the LORD said to me, Arise, take your journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers to give to them.

12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to love him and to serve The LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 To keep the commandments of the LORD and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good? 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S your God, the earth also, with all that is in it. 15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart and do not be stiff necked. 17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty and a terrible God, who does not regard persons, nor takes a reward: 18 He executes the judgment of the fatherless and widow and loves the foreigner, by giving him food and clothes. 19 Therefore love the foreigner: for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. 20 You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve him and to him you shall cleave and swear by his name. 21 He is your praise and he is your God, who has done these great and terrible things for you which your eyes have seen. 22 Your fathers went down to Egypt with seventy persons; and now the LORD your God has made you as the stars of heaven for multitude.

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Chapter 11

1 Therefore you shall love the LORD your God and keep his charge and his statutes and his judgments and his commandments, always. 2 And know this day: for I do not speak with your children who have not known and who have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his stretched out arm, 3 And his miracles and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land; 4 And what he did to the army of Egypt, to 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 has destroyed them to this day; 5 And what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place; 6 And what he did to 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: 7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of The LORD which he did.

8 Therefore you shall keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that you may be strong and go in and possess the land, where you go to possess it; 9 And that you may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land that flows with milk and honey. 10 For the land, where you go in to possess, is not as the land of Egypt, from where you came out, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot, as a garden of herbs: 11 But the land, where you go to possess, is a land of hills and valleys, and it drinks water of the rain of heaven: 12 A land which the LORD your God cares for: the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year. 13 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to 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, 14 That I will give you the rain of your land in its due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your corn and your wine, and your oil. 15 And I will send grass in your fields for your cattle, that you may eat and be full. 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart is not deceived and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them; 17 And then The LORD'S wrath will be kindled against you and he will shut up the heaven, so that there is no rain and so that the land will not yield her fruit; and lest you perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD gives you.

18 Therefore you shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign on your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up. 20 And you shall write them on the door posts of your house and on your gates: 21 That your days may be multiplied and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them, as the days of heaven on the earth. 22 For if you 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 to him; 23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you and you shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves. 24 Every place on which the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even to the uttermost sea shall your border be. 25 No man shall be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land that you shall tread on, as he has said to you.

26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 27 A blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 28 And a curse, if you 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, who you have not known. 29 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD your God has brought you in to the land where you go to possess it, that you shall put the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal. 30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goes down, in the land of the Canaanites, who dwell in the plain opposite Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh? 31 For you shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God gives you and you shall possess it and dwell in it. 32 And you shall observe and do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.

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Chapter 12

1 These are the statutes and judgments, which you shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of your fathers gives you to possess, all the days that you live on the earth. 2 You shall utterly destroy all the places in which the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills, and under every green tree: 3 And you shall overthrow their altars and break their pillars and burn their groves with fire; and you shall hew down the graven images of their gods and destroy the names of them out of that place. 4 You shall not do so to the LORD your God.

5 But to the place where the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name, there shall you seek even to his habitation and there you shall come: 6 Andyou shall bring your burnt offerings there and your sacrifices, and your tithes and heave offerings of your hand and your vows and your freewill offerings and the first born of your herds and of your flocks: 7 And you shall eat before the LORD your God there and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, by which the LORD your God has blessed you. 8 You shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatever is right in his own eyes. 9 For you are not yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God gives you. 10 But when you go over Jordan and dwell in the land which the LORD your God gives you to inherit and when he gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety; 11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell; you shall bring all that I command you there; your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the heave offering of your hand and all your choice vows which you vow to the LORD: 12 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your sons and your daughters and your menservants and your maidservants and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as he has no part nor inheritance with you. 13 Take heed to yourself that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see: 14 But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of your tribes, you shall offer your burnt offerings there and you shall do all that I command you there. 15 However you may kill and eat flesh in all your gates, whatever your soul desires, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which he has given to you: the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and as of the deer. 16 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it on the earth as water. 17 You may not eat the tithe of your corn or of your wine within your gates, or of your oil, or the first born of your herds or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vow, nor your freewill offerings, or heave offering of your hand: 18 But you must eat them before The LORD your God in the place which the LORD your God shall choose. You and your son and your daughter and your manservant and your maidservant and the Levite that is within your gates: and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God in all that you put your hands to. 19 Take heed to yourself that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live on the earth. 20 When the LORD your God shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you and you shall say, I will eat flesh, because your soul longs to eat flesh; you may eat flesh, whatever your soul desires. 21If the place which the LORD your God has chosen to put his name is too far from you, then you shall kill of your herd and of your flock, which the LORD has given to you, as I have commanded you and you shall eat in your gates whatever your soul desires. 22 Even as the gazelle and the hare is eaten, so you shall eat them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike. 23 Only be sure that you do not eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you may not eat the life with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it on the earth as water. 25 You shall not eat it; that it may go well with you and with your children after you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of the LORD. 26 Only your holy things which you have and your vows, you shall take and go to the place which the LORD shall choose: 27 And you shall offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, on the altar of the LORD your God: and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the altar of the LORD your God and you shall eat the flesh. 28 Observe and hear all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you for ever, when you do that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God. 29 When the LORD your God shall cut off the nations from before you, where you go to possess them and you succeed them and dwell in their land; 30 Take heed to yourself that after they are destroyed from before you that you are not snared by following them,; and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so I will do likewise. 31 You shall not do so to the LORD your God: for they have done to their gods every abomination to the LORD which he hates; for they have even burned their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods. 32 Whatever thing I command you, observe to do: you shall not add to it, nor diminish from it.

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Chapter 13

1 If there arises among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams and he gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder of which he spoke to you, comes to pass, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known and let us serve them; 3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proves you, to know whether you love The LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice and you shall serve him and cleave to him. 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he has spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust you out of the way which The LORD your God commanded you to walk in. So you shall put the evil away from the midst of you.

6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, you, nor your fathers; 7 Namely, of the gods of the people who are round about you, near to you, or far off from you, from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth; 8 You shall not consent to him, nor listen to him; nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare, nor shall you conceal him: 9 But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first on him to put him to death and afterward the hand of all the people. 10 And you shall stone him with stones, so that he dies; because he has sought to thrust you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 11 And all Israel shall hear and fear and shall not do such wickedness as this is anymore among you.

12 If you shall hear said in one of your cities, which the LORD your God has given to you to dwell in, 13 That 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 you have not known; 14 Then you shall inquire, and make search and ask diligently; and behold, if it is the truth, and the thing is certain, that such abomination is worked among you; 15 You shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it with the edge of the sword and all that is in it and its cattle. 16 And you shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its street and shall burn the city with fire and all its spoil, every whit for the LORD your God: and it shall be a heap for ever; it shall not be built again. 17 And nothing of the cursed thing shall cleave to your hand: so that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy, and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he has sworn to your fathers; 18 When you shall listen to the voice of the LORD your God, to keep all his commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD your God.

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Chapter 14

1 You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. 2 For you are a holy people to the LORD your God and the LORD has chosen you to be a peculiar people to himself, above all the nations that are on the earth. 3 You shall not eat any abominable thing. 4 These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep and the goat, 5 The deer and the gazelle and the red deer and the wild goat and the antelope and the wild ox and the mountain goat. 6 And every animal that parts the hoof and cleaves the cleft into two hooves, and chews the cud among the animals, that you may eat. 7 Nevertheless you shall not eat of these: of those that chew the cud, or of those that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel and the hare, and the rabbit: for they chew the cud, but do not divide the hoof; therefore they are unclean to you. 8 And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet does not chew the cud, it is unclean to you: you shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass. 9 These of all that are in the waters you may eat: you may eat all that have fins and scales: 10 And whatever does not have fins and scales you may not eat; it is unclean to you. 11 You may eat of all clean birds. 12 But these are those of which you shall not eat: the eagle and the ossifrage and the ospray, 13 And the glede, and the kite and the vulture after his kind, 14 And every raven after his kind, 15 And the owl and the night hawk and the cuckow and the hawk after his kind, 16 The little owl and the great owl and the swan, 17 And the pelican and the gier eagle and the cormorant, 18 And the stork and the heron after her kind and the lapwing and the bat. 19 And every creeping thing that flies is unclean to you: they shall not be eaten. 20 But of all clean fowls you may eat. 21 You shall not eat of any thing that dies of itself: you shall give it to the foreigner who is in your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to an alien: for you are a holy people to The LORD your God. You shall not boil a kid in his mother's milk.

22 You shall truly tithe all the increase of your seed, that the field brings forth year by year. 23 And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of your corn, of your wine, and of your oil and the first born of your herds and of your flocks; that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always. 24 And if the way be too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from you, which The LORD your God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD your God has blessed you: 25 Then you shall turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and shall go to the place which the LORD your God shall choose: 26 And you shall bestow that money for whatever your soul desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul desires: and you shall eat there before the LORD your God and you shall rejoice; you and your household, 27 And the Levite who is within your gates; you shall not forsake him; for he has no part nor inheritance with you. 28 At the end of three years you shall bring out all the tithe of your increase the same year and shall lay it up within your gates: 29 And the Levite, (because he has no part nor inheritance with you,) and the foreigner, and the fatherless and the widow, which are within your gates, shall come and shall eat and be satisfied; so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

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Chapter 15

1 At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lends anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not exact it from his neighbor, or from his brother; because it is called the LORD'S release. 3 You may exact it again of a foreigner: but that which is yours with your brother your hand shall release; 4 Except when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless you in the land which The LORD your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it: 5 Only if you carefully listen to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command you this day. 6 For the LORD your God blesses you, as he promised you: and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you. 7 If there is among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother: 8 But you shall open your hand wide to him and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he lacks. 9 Beware that there is not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing; and he cries to the LORD against you and it becomes sin to you. 10 You shall surely give him and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him: because that for this thing the LORD your God shall bless you in all your works and in all that you put your hand to. 11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and to your needy in your land.

12 And if your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you and serves you six years; then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you. 13 And when you send him out free from you, you shall not let him go away empty: 14 You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock and out of your floor and out of your winepress: you shall give to him from that which the LORD your God has blessed you. 15 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you: therefore I command you this thing today. 16 And it shall be, if he says to you, I will not go away from you; because he loves you and your house, because he is well with you; 17 Then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door and he shall be your servant for ever. And also you shall do likewise to your maidservant. 18 It shall not seem hard to you, when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth a double hired servant to you, in serving you six years: and the LORD your God shall bless you in all that you do.

19 All the first born males that come from your herd and from your flock you shall sanctify to the LORD your God: you shall not do any work with the first born of your bullock, nor shear the first born of your sheep. 20 You shall eat it before The LORD your God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, you and your household. 21 And if there is any blemish in it, if it is lame, or blind, or has any ill blemish, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God. 22 You shall eat it within your gates: the unclean and the clean alike, as the gazelle and as the deer. 23 Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it on the ground as water.

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Chapter 16

1 Observe the month of Abib and keep the passover to the LORD your God: for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you forth out of Egypt by night. 2 You shall therefore sacrifice the passover to the LORD your God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name. 3 You shall not eat leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, even the bread of affliction; for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. 4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with you in all your border seven days; nor shall any of the flesh remain all night until the morning, which you sacrificed the first day at even. 5 You may not sacrifice the passover within any of your gates, which the LORD your God gives you: 6 But at the place which the LORD your God shall choose to place his name, there you shall sacrifice the passover at evening, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you came forth out of Egypt. 7 And you shall roast and eat it in the place which the LORD your God shall choose: and you shall return in the morning and go to your tents. 8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God: you shall not do work. 9 You shall number to you seven weeks: begin to number the seven weeks from when you begin to put the sickle to the corn. 10 And you shall keep the feast of weeks to the LORD your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give to the LORD your God, according as the LORD your God has blessed you: 11 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your son and your daughter and your manservant and your maidservant and the Levite who is within your gates and the foreigner and the fatherless and the widow, who are among you, in the place which the LORD your God has chosen to place his name. 12 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes. 13 You shall observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after you have gathered in your corn and your wine: 14 And you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your manservant and your maidservant, and the Levite, the foreigner and the fatherless and the widow, who are within your gates. 15 You shall keep a solemn feast to the LORD your God seven days in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD your God shall bless you in all your increase and in all the works of your hands, therefore you shall surely rejoice. 16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your 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: 17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which he has given to you.

18 You shall make Judges and officers for you in all your gates, which The LORD your God gives you, throughout your tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. 19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, nor take a gift: for a gift blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20 You shall follow that which is altogether just, so that you may live and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you. 21 You shall not plant a grove of any trees near to the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make for yourselves. 22 Nor shall you set up any image; which the LORD your God hates.

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Chapter 17

1 You shall not sacrifice any bullock, or sheep, which has a blemish to the LORD your God, or any injury: for that is an abomination to the LORD your God. 2 If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives you, man or woman, that has worked wickedness in the sight of the LORD your God, in transgressing his covenant, 3 And has 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; 4 And it is told to you and you have heard it and inquired diligently and behold, it is true, and the thing certain, that such an abomination is worked in Israel: 5 Then you shall bring out to your gates that man or that woman, who has committed that wicked thing, even that man or that woman and you shall stone them with stones till they die. 6 At the mouth of two or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but he shall not be put to death at the mouth of one witness. 7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first on him to put him to death and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put the evil away from among you.

8 If there arise a matter in judgment too hard for you, between blood and blood, between plea and plea and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates: then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God shall choose; 9 And you shall come to the priests the Levites and to the judge that shall be in those days and inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment: 10 And you shall do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall show you; and you shall observe to do according to all that they inform you: 11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach you and you shall do according to the judgment which they shall tell you,: you shall not decline from the sentence which they shall show you, to the right hand, nor to the left. 12 And the man who will do presumptuously and will not listen to the priest who stands to minister there before the LORD your God, or to the judge, even that man shall die: and you shall put away the evil from Israel. 13 And all the people shall hear and fear and not do presumptuously anymore.

14 When you are come to the land which the LORD your God gives you and shall possess it and shall dwell in it and shall say, I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are about me; 15 You shall surely set him king over you, whom the LORD your God shall choose: one you shall set a king over you from among your brothers: you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. 16 But he shall not multiply to himself horses, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, so that he might multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD has said to you, you shall not return from now on that way. 17 nor shall he multiply wives to himself, so that his heart does not turn away: nor shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. 18 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write a copy of this law in a book out of the book which is before the priests the Levites: 19 And it shall be with him and he shall read in it 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: 20 So that his heart is not lifted up above his brothers and that he does not turn aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: so that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel.

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Chapter 18

1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, as their inheritance. 2 Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brothers: the LORD is their inheritance, as he has said to them. 3 And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it is ox or sheep; and they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the two jawbones and the belly. 4 You shall also give him the firstfruit of your corn, of your wine and of your oil and the first of the fleece of your sheep,. 5 For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever. 6 And if a Levite comes from any of your gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned and comes with all the desire of his mind to the place which the LORD shall choose; 7 Then he shall minister in the name of The LORD his God, as all his brothers the Levites do, which stand there before The LORD. 8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which comes of the sale of his forefathers goods.

9 When you are come to the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to do the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a spirit medium. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out from before you. 13 You shall be perfect with the LORD your God. 14 For these nations, which you shall possess, listened to observers of times and to diviners: but as for you, The LORD your God has not suffered you to do so.

15 the LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like me; you shall listen to him; 16 According to all that you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear the voice of the LORD my God again, nor let me see this great fire any more, so that I will not die. 17 And the LORD said to me, They have said well that which they have spoken. 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like you and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 20 But the prophet, who shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21 And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken? 22 When a prophet speaks in the name of The LORD, if the thing does not follow nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken, and the prophet has spoken it presumptuously: you shall not be afraid of him.

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Chapter 19

1 When the LORD your God has cut off the nations, whose land the LORD your God gives you and you succeed them and dwell in their cities and in their houses; 2 You shall separate three cities for you in the midst of your land, which the LORD your God gives you to possess. 3 You shall prepare a way and divide the borders of your land, which the LORD your God gives you to inherit, into three parts, that every slayer may flee there. 4 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee there, that he may live: Whoever kills his neighbor ignorantly, whom he did not hate in time past; 5 As when a man goes to the woods with his neighbor to chop wood and his hand makes a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree and the head slips from the handle and hits his neighbor, so that he dies; he shall flee to one of those cities and live: 6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursues the slayer while his heart is hot and overtakes him and kills him, because the way is long; whereas he was not worthy of death, in that he did not hate him in time past. 7 Therefore I command you, saying, You shall separate three cities. 8 And if the LORD your God enlarges your border, as he has sworn to your fathers and gives you all the land which he promised to give to your fathers; 9 If you shall keep all these commandments to do them, which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God and to walk ever in his ways; then you shall add three more cities, beside these three: 10 So that innocent blood will not be shed in your land, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance and blood be on you. 11 But if any man hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him mortally so that he dies and flees to one of these cities: 12 Then the elders of his city shall send and bring him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. 13 Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.

14 You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which they of old time have set in your inheritance, which you shall inherit in the land that the LORD your God gives you to possess. 15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins: at the mouth of two or three witnesses, shall the matter be established. 16 If a false witness rises up against any man to testify against him in that which is wrong; 17 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before The LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days; 18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother; 19 Then you shall do to him, as he had thought to have done to his brother: so you shall put the evil away from among you. 20 And those who remain shall hear and fear and shall from then commit no more any such evil among you. 21 And your eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

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Chapter 20

1 When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots, and a people more than yourself, do not be afraid of them: for the LORD your God who brought you up out of the land of Egypt is with you. 2 And it shall be, when you are come near to the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people, 3 And shall say to them, Hear, O Israel, this day you approach to battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, do not fear and tremble, nor be terrified because of them; 4 For the LORD your God is he who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. 5 And the officers shall speak to the people, saying, What man is there who has built a new house and has not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man dedicates it. 6 And what man is he who has planted a vineyard and has not yet eaten of it? let him also go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man eat of it. 7 And what man is there who has betrothed a wife and has not taken her? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man take her. 8 And the officers shall speak further to the people and they shall say, What man is there who is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return to his house, lest his brothers' heart faint as well as his heart. 9 And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.

10 When you come near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it. 11 And it shall be, if it makes an answer of peace to you and opens to you, then it shall be, that all the people that are found in it shall be tributaries to you and they shall serve you. 12 And if it will not make peace with you, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege it: 13 And when the LORD your God has delivered it into your hands, you shall strike every male of it with the edge of the sword: 14 But the women and the little ones and the cattle and all that is in the city, even all its spoil, you shall take for yourself; and you shall eat the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given to you. 15 Thus you shall do to all the cities which are very far off from you, which are not of the cities of these nations. 16 But you shall save alive nothing that breathes of the cities of these people which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance: 17 But you shall utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; as the LORD your God has commanded you: 18 So that they do not teach you to do after all their abominations, which they have done to their gods; so that you should sin against the LORD your God. 19 When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shall not destroy the trees there by forcing an axe against them: because you may eat of them and you shall not cut them down to employ them in the siege: (for the tree of the field is a man's life) 20 You shall destroy and cut down only the trees which you know are not trees for food and you shall build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it is subdued.

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Chapter 21

1 If a person is found killed in the land which the LORD your God gives you to possess, lying in the field, and it is not known who has killed him: 2 Then your elders and your judges shall come out and they shall measure to the cities which are round about him who has been killed: 3 And it shall be, that the city which is nearest to the man killed, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer, which has not been worked with, and which has not drawn in the yoke; 4 And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer to a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown and shall strike off the heifer's neck there in the valley: 5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; Because the LORD your God has chosen them to minister to him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried: 6 And all the elders of that city, that are near to the killed man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley: 7 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, nor have our eyes seen it. 8 Be merciful, O LORD, to your people Israel, whom you have redeemed and do not lay innocent blood to your people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them. 9 So you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

10 When you go out to war against your enemies and the LORD your God has delivered them into your hands and you have taken them captive, 11 And you see among the captives a beautiful woman and have a desire for her, so that you would have her for your wife; 12 Then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head and cut her nails; 13 And she shall put the clothes of her captivity from her and shall remain in your house and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that you may go in to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife. 14 And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not make merchandise of her, because you have humbled her.

15 If a man has two wives, one beloved and another hated and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son is hers who was hated: 16 Then it shall be, when he makes his sons to inherit that which he has, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he has: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father, or his mother and when they have chastened him, will not listen to them: 19 Then his father and his mother shall lay hold on him and bring him out to the elders of his city and to the gate of his place; 20 And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard. 21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, so that he dies: so you shall put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear and fear. 22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he is put to death and you hang him on a tree: 23 His body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) so that your land is not defiled, which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.

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Chapter 22

1 You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray and hide yourself from them: you shall in any case bring them again to your brother. 2 And if your brother is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it to your own house and it shall be with you until your brother seeks after it and you shall restore it to him again. 3 In like manner you shall do with his ass; and so you shall do with his clothes; and with all lost things of your brother's, which he has lost and you have found, you shall do likewise: you may not hide yourself. 4 You shall not see your brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way and hide yourself from them: you shall surely help him to lift them up again.

5 The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD your God. 6 If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they are young ones, or eggs and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young: 7 But you shall surely let the hen go and take the young; that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days. 8 When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, so that you do not bring blood on your house if any man falls from there. 9 You shall not sow your vineyard with different seeds: lest the fruit of your seed which you have sown and the fruit of your vineyard, is defiled. 10 You shall not plow with an ox and an ass together. 11 You shall not wear a garment of different sorts, as of wool and linen together. 12 You shall make fringes on the four quarters of your clothes, with which you cover yourself.

13 If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then hates her, 14 And gives occasions of speech against her and brings up an evil name on her and says, I took this woman and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: 15 Then shall the father of the maiden and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the maiden's virginity to the elders of the city in the gate: 16 And the maiden's father shall say to the elders, I gave my daughter to this man as a wife and he hates her; 17 and lo, he has given occasions of speech against her, saying, I did not find your 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 discipline him; 19 And they shall fine him one hundred shekels of silver, and give them to the father of the maiden, because he has brought up an evil name on a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. 20 But if this thing is true, and the tokens of virginity are not found for the maiden: 21 Then they shall bring out the maiden to the door of her father's house and the men of her city shall stone her with stones so that she dies: because she has worked folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so you shall put evil away from among you. 22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so you shall put away evil from Israel. 23 If a maiden who is a virgin is betrothed to a husband and a man finds her in the city and lies with her; 24 Then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them with stones so that they die; the maiden, because she did not cry out, being in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor's wife: so you shall put away evil from among you. 25 But if a man finds a betrothed maiden in the field and the man forces her and lies with her: then the man only that laid with her shall die: 26 But you shall do nothing to the maiden; there is in the maiden no sin worthy of death: for as when a man rises against his neighbor and slays him, even so is this matter: 27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed maiden cried and there was no one to save her. 28 If a man finds a maiden who is a virgin, who is not betrothed and lays hold on her, and lies with her and they are found; 29 Then the man that laid with her shall give to the maiden's father fifty shekels of silver and she shall be his wife; because he has humbled her, he may not put her away all his days. 30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's skirt.

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Chapter 23

1 He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. 2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation he shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. 3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation they shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD forever: 4 Because they did not meet you with bread and with water in the way when you came out of Egypt; and because they hired Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia against you, to curse you. 5 But the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because the LORD your God loved you. 6 You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days for ever. 7 You shall not hate an Edomite; for he is your brother: you shall not hate an Egyptian; because you were a foreigner in his land. 8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

9 When the host goes out against your enemies, then keep yourself from every wicked thing. 10 If there is among you any man, who is not clean by reason of uncleanness which chances on him by night, then he shall go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp: 11 But it shall be, when evening comes, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come to the camp again. 12 You shall have a place also out side the camp, where you shall go abroad: 13 And you shall have a paddle on your weapon; and it shall be, when you will ease yourself abroad, you shall dig with it and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you: 14 For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you; therefore your camp shall be holy: so that he sees no unclean thing in you and turns away from you.

15 You shall not deliver the servant to his master who is escaped from his master: 16 He shall dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of your gates, where it seems best for him: you shall not oppress him. 17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18 You shall not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a sodomite to the house of the LORD your God for any vow: for even both these are abomination to the LORD your God. 19 You shall not lend on usury to your brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent on usury: 20 You may lend on usury to a foreigner; but you shall not lend on usury to your brother: so that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you set your hand to in the land where you go to possess. 21 When you shall vow a vow to The LORD your God, you shall not be slack to pay it: for the LORD your God will surely require it from you; and it will be sin to you. 22 But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall not be sin to you. 23 You shall keep and perform that which is gone out of your lips; even a freewill offering, according as you have vowed to The LORD your God, which you have promised with your mouth. 24 When you come to your neighbor's vineyard, then you may eat grapes to your fill at your own pleasure; but you shall not put any in your vessel. 25 When you come to the standing corn of your neighbor, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not move a sickle to your neighbor's standing corn.

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Chapter 24

1 When a man has taken a wife and married her and it comes to pass that she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement and give it in her hand and send her out of his house. 2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife. 3 And if the latter husband hates her and writes her a bill of divorcement and gives it in her hand and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife; 4 Her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and you shall not cause the land to sin, which The LORD your God gives you for an inheritance.

5 When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, nor shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year and shall cheer up his wife whom he has taken. 6 No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone to pledge: for he takes a man's life to pledge. 7 If a man is found stealing any of his brothers of the children of Israel and makes merchandise of him, or sells him; then that thief shall die; and you shall put evil away from among you. 8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so you shall observe to do. 9 Remember what the LORD your God did to Miriam by the way, after you had come out of Egypt. 10 When you lend your brother any thing, you shall not go into his house to take back his pledge. 11 You shall stand abroad and the man to whom you lend shall bring out the pledge abroad to you. 12 And if the man is poor, you shall not sleep with his pledge: 13 In any case you shall deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own clothes, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness to you before the LORD your God.

14 You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is of your brothers, or of your foreigners who are in your land within your gates: 15 At his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down on it; for he is poor and sets his heart on it: lest he cry against you to the LORD and it is a sin to you. 16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 17 You shall not pervert the judgment of the foreigner, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's clothes to pledge: 18 But you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you from there: therefore I command you to do this thing. 19 When you cut down your harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to retrieve it: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless and for the widow: that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless and for the widow. 22 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command you to do this thing.

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Chapter 25

1 If there is a controversy between men and they come to judgment, so that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous and condemn the wicked. 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man is worthy to be beaten, the judge shall cause him to lie down and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number. 3 He may give him forty stripes and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you. 4 You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain.

5 If brothers dwell together and one of them dies and has no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry outside to a foreigner: her husband's brother shall go in to her and take her to him as a wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her. 6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she bears shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, so that his name is not put out of Israel. 7 And if the man does not like to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate to the elders and say, My husband's brother refuses to raise up a name in Israel to his brother, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother. 8 Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him: and if he stands to it and says, I do not like to take her; 9 Then shall his brother's wife come to 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 to 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 has his shoe loosed. 11 When men strive together one with another and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that strikes him, and puts forth her hand and takes him by the genitals: 12 Then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall not pity her.

13 You shall not have in your bag different weights, a great and a small. 14 You shall not have in your house different measures, a great and a small. 15 But you shall have a perfect and just weight, you shall have a perfect and just measure: so that your days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD your God gives you. 16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination to the LORD your God. 17 Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you were coming out of Egypt; 18 How he met you by the way, and struck your rear part, even all that were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God. 19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD your God has given rest to you from all your enemies round about, in the land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance to possess, that you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget it.

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Chapter 26

1 And it shall be, when you are come in to the land which the LORD your God gives to you for an inheritance and you possess it and dwell in it; 2 That you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which you shall bring of your land that the LORD your God gives you and shall put it in a basket and shall go to the place which the LORD your God shall choose to place his name. 3 And you shall go to the priest that shall be in those days and say to him, I profess this day to the LORD your God, that I am come to the country which the LORD swore to our fathers to give us. 4 And the priest shall take the basket out of your hand and set it down before the altar of the LORD your God. 5 And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, My father wasa Syrian ready to perish and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there with a few and became a nation there, great, mighty and populous: 6 And the Egyptians entreated us evil and afflicted us and laid hard bondage on us: 7 And when we cried to the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labor and our oppression: 8 And the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm and with great terribleness and with signs and with wonders: 9 And he has brought us to this place and has given us this land, even a land that flows with milk and honey. 10 And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which you, O LORD, have given me. And you shall set it before the LORD your God and worship before the LORD your God: 11 And you shall rejoice in every good thing which the LORD your God has given to you, and to your house, you and the Levite and the foreigner who is among you.

12 When you have made an end of tithing all the tithes of your increase the third year, which is the year of tithing and have given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, that they may eat within your gates and be filled; 13 Then you shall say before the LORD your God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of my house and also have given them to the Levite and to the foreigner, to the fatherless and to the widow, according to all your commandments which you have commanded me: I have not transgressed your commandments, nor have I forgotten them: 14 I have not eaten of it in my mourning, nor have I taken away anything of it for any unclean use, nor given anything of it for the dead: but I have listened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that you have commanded me. 15 Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven and bless your people Israel and the land which you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land that flows with milk and honey.

16 This day the LORD your God has commanded you to do these statutes and judgments: you shall therefore keep and do them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17 You have promised the LORD this day that he is your God and to walk in his ways and to keep his statutes and his commandments and his judgments and to listen to his voice: 18 And the LORD has promised you this day that you are his peculiar people, as he has promised you and that you should keep all his commandments; 19 And to make you high above all nations which he has made, in praise and in name and in honor; and that you may be a holy people to the LORD your God, as he has spoken.

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Chapter 27

1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day. 2 And it shall be on the day when you shall pass over Jordan to the land which the LORD your God gives you, that you shall set up great stones and plaster them with plaster: 3 And you shall write on them all the words of this law, when you have passed over, that you may go in to the land which the LORD your God gives you, a land that flows with milk and honey; as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you. 4 Therefore it shall be when you are gone over Jordan, that you shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal and you shall plaster them with plaster. 5 And you shall build an altar there to the LORD your God, an altar of stones: you shall not lift up any iron tool on them. 6 You shall build the altar of the LORD your God of whole stones: and you shall offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD your God: 7 And you shall offer peace offerings and shall eat there and rejoice before the LORD your God. 8 And you shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly. 9 And Moses and the priests the Levites spoke to all Israel, saying, Take heed and listen, O Israel; this day you are become the people of The LORD your God. 10 You shall therefore obey the voice of the LORD your God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command you this day.

11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, 12 These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you are come over Jordan; Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Joseph and Benjamin: 13 And these shall stand on Mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad and Asher and Zebulun, Dan and Naphtali. 14 And the Levites shall speak and say to all the men of Israel with a loud voice, 15 Cursed is the man who makes any graven or molten image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman and puts it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. 16 Cursed is he who sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. 17 Cursed is he who removes his neighbor's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen. 18 Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen. 19 Cursed is he who perverts the judgment of the foreigner, fatherless and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen. 20 Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife; because he uncovers his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen. 21 Cursed is he who lies with any kind of animal. And all the people shall say, Amen. 22 Cursed is he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. 23 Cursed is he who lies with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen. 24 Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen. 25 Cursed is he who takes a reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen. 26 Cursed is he who does not confirm all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

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Chapter 28

1 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of The LORD your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that the LORD your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all these blessings shall come on you and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of the LORD your God. 3 Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your cows and the flocks of your sheep. 5 Blessed shall be your basket and your store. 6 Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out. 7 The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be struck before your face: they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. 8 the LORD shall command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all that you set your hand to; and he shall bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you. 9 the LORD shall establish you as a holy people to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in his ways. 10 And all people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of you. 11 And the LORD shall make you abound in goods, in the fruit of your body and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give it to you. 12 The LORD shall open to you his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend to many nations and you shall not borrow. 13 And The LORD shall make you the head and not the tail; and you shall be above only and you shall not be beneath; if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day, to observe and to do them: 14 And you shall not go aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day; that all these curses shall come on you and overtake you: 16 Cursed shall you be in the city and cursed shall you be in the field. 17 Cursed shall be your basket and your store. 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your land, the increase of your kine and the flocks of your sheep. 19 Cursed shall you be when you come in and cursed shall you be when you go out. 20 the LORD shall send on you cursing, vexation and rebuke, in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly; because of the wickedness of your doings, by which you have forsaken me. 21 the LORD shall make the pestilence cleave to you, until he has consumed you from off the land, where you go to possess it. 22 The LORD shall strike you with a consumption and with a fever and with an inflammation and with an extreme burning and with the sword and with blasting and with mildew; and they shall pursue you until you perish. 23 And your heaven that is over your head shall be brass and the earth that is under you shall be iron. 24the LORD shall make the rain of your land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down on you, until you are destroyed. 25 the LORD shall cause you to be struck before your enemies: you shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them: and shall be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 And your carcass shall be meat to all fowls of the air and to the animals of the earth and no man shall fray them away. 27 the LORD will strike you with the botch of Egypt and with the hemorrhoids and with the scab and with the itch from which you can not be healed. 28 the LORD shall strike you with madness and blindness and astonishment of heart: 29 And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall only be oppressed and spoiled evermore and no man shall save you. 30 You shall betroth a wife and another man shall lie with her: you shall build a house and you shall not dwell in it: you shall plant a vineyard and shall not gather its grapes. 31 Your ox shall be killed before your eyes and you shall not eat of it: your ass shall be violently taken away from before your face and shall not be restored to you: your sheep shall be given to your enemies and you shall have no one to rescue them. 32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people and your eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in your hand. 33 The fruit of your land and all your labors, shall a nation which you know not eat up; and you shall be only oppressed and crushed always: 34 So that you shall be mad for the sight of your eyes which you shall see. 35 the LORD shall strike you in the knees and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the top of your head. 36 the LORD shall bring you and your king which you shall set over you, to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known; and there you shall serve other gods, wood and stone. 37 And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb and a byword, among all nations where The LORD shall lead you. 38 You shall carry much seed out to the field and shall gather little in; for the locust shall consume it. 39 You shall plant vineyards, and dress them, but shall neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them. 40 You shall have olive trees throughout all your borders, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olive shall cast its fruit. 41 You shall beget sons and daughters, but you shall not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity. 42 All your trees and fruit of your land the locust shall consume. 43 The foreigner who is within you shall go up very high above you; and you shall come down very low. 44 He shall lend to you and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head and you shall be the tail.

45 Moreover all these curses shall come on you and shall pursue you and overtake you, till you are destroyed; because you did not listen to the voice of The LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you: 46 And they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder and on your seed for ever. 47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 48 Therefore you shall serve your enemies who the LORD shall send against you, in hunger and in thirst and in nakedness and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck, until he has destroyed you. 49 The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand; 50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young: 51 And he shall eat the fruit of your cattle and the fruit of your land, until you are destroyed: which also shall not leave you either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of your cows, or flocks of your sheep, until he has destroyed you. 52 And he shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fenced walls which you trusted in come down through out all your land: and he shall besiege you in all your gates through out all your land, which the LORD your God has given to you. 53 And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, which the LORD your God has given to you, in the siege and in the straitness, with which your enemies shall distress you: 54 So that the man who is tender among you and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children whom he shall leave: 55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he has nothing left to him in the siege and in the straitness, with which your enemies shall distress you in all your gates. 56 The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom and toward her son and toward her daughter, 57 And toward her young one who comes out from between her feet and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith your enemy shall distress you in your gates. 58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name, the LORD Your GOD; 59 Then the LORD will make your plagues wonderful and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues and of long continuance and sore sicknesses and of long continuance. 60 Moreover he will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they shall cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, those will the LORD bring on you, until you are destroyed. 62 And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God. 63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you and to demolish you; and you shall be plucked from off the land where you go to possess it. 64 And the LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even to the other; and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known, even wood and stone. 65 And among these nations you shall find no ease, nor shall the sole of your foot have rest: but the LORD shall give you there a trembling heart and failing of eyes and sorrow of mind: 66 And your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you shall fear day and night and shall have no assurance of your life: 67 In the morning you shall say, O that it were evening! and at evening you shall say, O that it were morning! for the fear of your heart with which you shall fear and for the sight of your eyes which you shall see. 68 And the LORD shall bring you to Egypt again with ships, by the way of which I spoke to you, You shall not see it any more: and there you shall be sold to your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen and no man shall buy you. *

* This was literally fulfilled after the overthrow of Bar Cochba in 135 CE. There was a glut of Jews sold in the slave markets and Jews were sold for half a loaf of bread.

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Chapter 29

1 These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb. 2 And Moses called to all Israel and said to them, you have seen all that the LORD did to Pharaoh before your eyes in the land of Egypt, and to all his servants and to all his land; 3 The great temptations which your eyes have seen, the signs and those great miracles: 4 Yet the LORD has not given to you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this day. 5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not worn out on you and your shoe is not worn out on your foot. 6 You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink: that you might know that I am The LORD your God. 7 And when you came to this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us to battle and we struck them: 8 And we took their land and gave it for an inheritance to the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to the half tribe of Manasseh. 9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.

10 All of you stand this day before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders and your officers, with all the men of Israel, 11 Your little ones, your wives and your foreigner who is in your camp, from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water: 12 That you should enter into covenant with the LORD your God and into his oath, which the LORD your God makes with you this day: 13 That he may establish you today for a people to himself and that he may be to you a God, as he has said to you and as he has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. 14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath; 15 But with him who stands here with us this day before the LORD our God and also with him who is not here with us this day: 16 (For you know how we have dwelled in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which you passed by; 17 And you have seen their abominations and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:) 18 Lest there should be among you, man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood; 19 And it is, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: 20 the LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie on him and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven. 21 And the LORD shall separate him to evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law: 22 So that the generation to come of your children who shall rise up after you and the foreigner who shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which the LORD has laid on it; 23 And that its whole land is brimstone and salt, and burning, that it is not sown and does not bear, nor does any grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger and in his wrath: 24 Even all nations shall say, Why has the LORD done this to this land? what does the heat of this great anger mean? 25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt: 26 For they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods whom they knew not and whom he had not given to them: 27 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring on it all the curses that are written in this book: 28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger and in wrath and in great indignation and cast them to another land, as it is this day. 29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

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Chapter 30

1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where the LORD your God has driven you, 2 And shall return to the LORD your God and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul; 3 That then the LORD your God will turn your captivity and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, where the LORD your God has scattered you. 4 If any of you are driven out to the utmost parts of heaven, the LORD your God will gather you from there and he will retrieve you: 5 And the LORD your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed and you shall possess it; and he will do you good and multiply you above your fathers. 6 And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. 7 And the LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. 8 And you shall return and obey the voice of the LORD and do all his commandments which I command you this day. 9 And the LORD your God will make you plenteous in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your fathers: 10 If you shall listen to the voice of The LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.

11 For this commandment which I command you this day, is not hidden from you, nor is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it? 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who shall go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it? 14 But the word is very near to you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.

15 See, I have set before you this day life and good and death and evil; 16 In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and the LORD your God shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it. 17 But if your heart turns away, so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away and worship other gods and serve them; 18 I denounce to you this day, that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not prolong your days on the land, where you pass over Jordan to go to possess it. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, so that both you and your seed may live: 20 So that you may love the LORD your God, and that you may obey his voice and that you may cleave to him: for he is your life and the length of your days: that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

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Chapter 31

1 And Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel. 2 And he said to them, I am one hundred twenty years old this day; I can not go out and come in any more: also the LORD has said to me, You shall not go over this Jordan. 3 The LORD your God will go over before you, and he will destroy these nations before you, and you shall possess them: and Joshua shall go over before you, as the LORD has said. 4 And the LORD shall do to them as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites and to their land which he destroyed. 5 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that you may do to them according to all the commandments which I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, is he who goes with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you. 7 And Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for you must go with this people to the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give to them; and you shall cause them to inherit it. 8 And the LORD, is he who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you, nor forsake you: fear not, nor be dismayed.

9 And Moses wrote this law and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD and to all the elders of Israel. 10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, 11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 Gather the people together, men and women and children and your foreigner who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn and fear the LORD your God and observe to do all the words of this law: 13 And that their children, which have not known anything, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live in the land where you go over Jordan to possess it.

14 And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, your days approach that you must die: call Joshua and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation. 15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle. 16 And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up and go a whoring after the gods of the foreigners of the land, where they go to be among them and will forsake me and break my covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day and I will forsake them and I will hide my face from them and they shall be devoured and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come on us, because our God is not among us? 18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have worked, in that they are turned to other gods. 19 Now therefore write this song for yourself and teach it to the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. 20 For when I shall have brought them to the land which I swore to their fathers, that flows with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves and grown fat; then will they turn to other gods and serve them and provoke me and break my covenant. 21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them to the land which I swore.

22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day and taught it the children of Israel. 23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for you shall bring the children of Israel to the land which I swore to them: and I will be with you. 24 And it was, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, 25 That Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, 26 Take this book of the law and put it inside of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against you. 27 For I know your rebellion and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death? 28 Gather to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears and call heaven and earth as witness against them. 29 For I know that after my death you will utterly corrupt yourselves and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands. 30 And Moses spoke in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

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Chapter 32

1 Give ear, O you heavens and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb and as the showers on the grass: 3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe greatness to our God. 4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, he isjust and right 5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation. 6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is he not your father who has bought you? has he not made you and established you?

7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father and he will show you; your elders and they will tell you. 8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. 9 For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. 10 He found him in a desert land and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. 11 As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings: 12 So the LORD alone led him and there was no foreign god with him. 13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock and oil out of the flinty rock; 14 Butter of cows and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs and rams of the breed of Bashan and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and you drank the pure blood of the grape.

15 But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked: you have grown fat, you have grown thick, you have covered with fatness; then he forsook God who made him and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. 16 They provoked him to jealousy with foreign gods, with abominations they provoked him to anger. 17 They sacrificed to devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came up newly, whom your fathers did not fear. 18 You are unmindful of the Rock to whom you were born and have forgotten God who formed you.

19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons and of his daughters. 20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very perverse generation, children in whom is no faith. 21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. 22 For a fire is kindled in my anger and shall burn to the lowest Sheol and shall consume the earth with her increase and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. 23 I will heap mischiefs on them; I will spend my arrows on them. 24 They shall be burnt with hunger and devoured with burning heat and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of s on them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. 25 The sword without and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also animals with the man of gray hairs.

26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: 27 Was it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high and the LORD has not done all this. 28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. 29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! 30 How should one chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them and the LORD had shut them up? 31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. 32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons and the cruel venom of asps. 34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures? 35 Vengeance and recompence belongs to me; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand and the things that shall come on them hasten. 36 For the LORD shall judge his people and repent himself for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone and there is no one shut up, or left. 37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, 38 Those who ate the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.

39 See now that I, even I, am he and there is no god with me: I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 40 For I lift up my hand to heaven and say, I live for ever. 41 If I sharpen my glittering sword and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies and will reward those who hate me. 42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the killed and of the captives, from the beginning of revenge on the enemy. 43 Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries and will be merciful to his land, and to his people.

44 And Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he and Joshua the son of Nun. 45 And Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel: 46 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify among you this day, which you shall command your children to observe to do all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land, where you go over Jordan to possess it. 48 And the LORD spoke to Moses that selfsame day, saying, 49 Go up to this mountain Abarim, to Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is opposite Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel for a possession: 50 And die in the mount where you go and be gathered to your people; as Aaron your brother died in mount Hor and was gathered to his people: 51 Because you trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because you did not sanctify me in the midst of the children of Israel. 52 Yet you shall see the land before you; but you shall not go there to the land which I give the children of Israel.

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Chapter 33

1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. 2 And he said, the LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir to them; he shined forth from mount Paran and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them. 3 Yes, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they sat down at your feet; every one shall receive your words. 4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. 5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.

6 Let Reuben live and not die; and let his men not be few. 7 And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah and bring him to his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be a help to him from his enemies.

8 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your holy one, whom you proved at Massah, and with whom you strove at the waters of Meribah; 9 Who said to his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; nor did he acknowledge his brothers, nor knew his own children: for they have observed your word and kept your covenant. 10 They shall teach Jacob your judgments and Israel your law: they shall put incense before you and whole burnt sacrifice on your altar. 11 LORD, Bless his substance and accept the work of his hands: strike through the loins of those who rise against him and of those who hate him, so that they will not rise again.

12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long and he shall dwell between his shoulders. 13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD is his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew and for the deep that crouches beneath, 14 And for the precious fruits brought out by the sun and for the precious things put forth by the moon, 15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains and for the precious things of the everlasting hills, 16 And for the precious things of the earth and its fullness and for the good will of him who dwelled in the bush: let the blessing come on the head of Joseph and on the top of the head of him who was separated from his brothers. 17 His glory is like the first born of his bullock and his horns are like the horns of wild bulls: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and Issachar, in your tents. 19 They shall call the people to the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck the abundance of the seas and of treasures hid in the sand. 20 And of Gad he said, Blessed is he who enlarges Gad: he dwells as a lion and tears the arm with the crown of the head. 21 And he provided the first part for himself, because he was seated in a portion of the lawgiver; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of The LORD and his judgments with Israel.

22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan. 23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favor and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess the west and the south. 24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brothers and let him dip his foot in oil. 25 Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days, so your strength shall be.

26 There is none like to the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heaven in your help and in his excellency on the sky. 27 The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before you; and shall say, Destroy them. 28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be on a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew. 29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like you, O people saved by The LORD, the shield of your help and who is the sword of your excellency! and your enemies shall be found liars; and you shall tread on their high places.

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Chapter 34

1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is opposite Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land of Gilead, to Dan, 2 And all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh and all the land of Judah, to the further most sea, 3 And the Negev and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, to Zoar. 4 And the LORD said to him, This is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, saying, I will give it to your seed: I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.

5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. 6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Bethpeor: but no man knows of his sepulcher to this day. 7 And Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. 8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands on him: and the children of Israel listened to him and did as The LORD commanded Moses. 10 And a prophet like Moses did not arise since in Israel, whom the LORD knew face to face, 11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12 And in all that mighty hand and in all the great terror which Moses showed in the sight of all Israel.

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