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Israel's sake, and all the travail that people to God-ward, that thou mayhad come upon them by the way, and est bring the causes unto God : how the Lord delivered them. d 20 And thou shalt teach them orc 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the dinances and laws, and shalt shew goodness which the Lord had done them the way wherein they must to Israel, whom he had delivered walk, and the work that they must do. out of the hand of the Egyptians. d 21 Moreover, thou shalt provide
10 And Jerbro said, Blessed be out of all the people, able men, such the Lord, who hath delivered you as fear God, inen of truth, hating out of the hand of the Egyptians, and covetousness, and place such over out of the hand of Pharaohi, who hath them to be rulers of thousands, and delivered the people from under the rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, hand of the Egyptians.
and rulers of tens : t 11 Now I know that the Lord is 22 And let them judge the peogreater than all gods : for in the ple at all seasons: and it shall be, thing wberein they dealt proudly, he that every great matter they shall was above them.
bring unto thee, but every small matd 12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in- ter they shall judge : so shall it be law, took a burnt-offering and sa. easier for thyself, and they shall bear crifices for God: and Aaron came, the burden with thee. and all the elders of Israel to eat d 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and bread with Moses' father-in-law be God command thee so, then thou fore God.
shalt be able to endure, and all this | 13 | And it came to pass on the people shall also go to their place in morrow, that Moses sat to judge the peace. people : and the people stood by Mo-14 24 So Moses hearkened to the ses from the morning unto the even- voice of bis father-in-law, and did ing.
all that be had said. 14 And when Moses' father-in-law 25 And Moses chose able men out saw all that he did to the people, he of all Israel, and made them heads said, What is this thing that thou over the people, rulers of thousands, doest to the people? Why sittest/rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, thou thyself alone, and all the people and rulers of tens. stand by thee from morning unto 26 And they judged the people at even?
all seasons: the hard causes they d 15 And Moses said unto his father- brought unto Moses, but every small in-law, Because the people come matter they judged themselves. unto me to inquire of God:
27 And Moses let his father-in-law 16 When they have a matter, they depart: and lie went his way into come unto me, and I judge between his own land. one and another, and I do make them
CHAP. XIX. know the statutes of God, and his STN the third month, when the chillaws.
dren of Israel were gone forth 17 And Moses' father-in-law said out of the land of Egypt, the same unto him, The thing that thou doest day came they into the wilderness of is not good.
Sinai. 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, g 2 For they were departed from both thou, and this people that is Rephidim, and were come to the with thee: for this thing is too heavy desert of Sinai, and had pitched in for thee; thou art not able to per- the wilderness, and there Israel enform it thyself alone.
camped before the mount. 19 Hearken Bow unto my voice, f 3's And Moses went up unto God, I will give thee counsel. and God and the Lord called unto him out shall be with thee: Be thou for the lof the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, 15 And he said unto the people, and tell the children of Israel: Be ready against the third day:
4 Ye have seen what I did unto come noi at your wives. the Egyptians and horo I bare you s 16 ! And it came to pass on the on eagles' wings, and brought you third day in the morning, that there unto myself.
were thunders and lightnings, and a b 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey thick cloud upon the mount, and the my voice indeed, and keep my co- voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; venant, then ye shall be a peculiar so that all the people that was in the treasure unto me above all people : camp trembled. for all the earth is mine :
17 And Moses brought forth the 6 And ye shall be unto me a king- people out of the camp to meet with dom of priests, and a holy nation. God; and they stood at the nether These are the words which thou shalt part of the mount. speak unto the children of Israel. & 18 And mount Sinai was altoge
7.1 And Moses came and called ther on a smoke, because the LORD for the elders of the people, and laid descended upon it in fire: and the before their faces all these words smoke thereof ascended as the smoke which the LORD commanded him. of a furnace, and the whole mount c8 And all the people answered 10- quaked greatly. gether, and said, An that the LORD 19 And when the voice of the hath spoken we will do. And Mo- trumpet sounded long, and waxed ses returned the words of the people louder and louder, Moses spake, and unto the LORD.
God answered him by a voice. 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, 20 And the Lord came down Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, upon mount Sinai, on the top of the that the people may hear when I mount: and the LORD called Moses speak with thee, and believe thee for up to the top of the mount; and Moever. And Moses told the words of ses went up. the people unto the Lord.
21 And the Lord said unto Mod 10 T 'And the Lord said unto Mo- ses, Go down charge the people, lest ses, Go unto the people, and sancti- they break through unto the LORD fy them to-day and io-morrow, and to gaze, and many of them perish. let them wash their clothes, d 22 And let the priests also which
11 And be ready against the third come near to the LORD, sanctify day: for the third day the LORD themselves, test the Lord break forth will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
23 And Moses said unto the Lord, p 12 f And thou shalt set bounds The people cannot come up to mount unto the people round about, saying, Sinai : for thou chargedist us, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that we go Set bounds about ihe mound, and not up into the mount, or touch the sanctify it. border of it: whosoever toucheth the 24 And the Lord said unto him, mount shall be surely put to death : Away, get thee down, and thou shall w 13 There shall not a hand touch come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: it, but he shall surely be stoned or but let not the priests and the people shot through: whether it be bcast or break through, to come up unto ihe man, it shall not live : when the trum- LORD, lest he break forth upon them. pet soundeth long, they shall come 25 So Moses went down unto the up to the mount.
people, and spake unto them. 14 And Moses went down from
CHAP. XX. the mount unto the people, and sanc. ND God spake all these words, tified the people; and they washed saying their clothes.
t 2 I am the Lord thy God, whichas
have brought thee out of the land of c 18 And all the people saw the Egypt, out of the house of bondage. thunderings, and the lighuningx and p* 3 Thou shall have no other gods the noise of the trumpet, and the before me.
mountain smoking : and when the p* 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee people saw it, they removed, and any graven image, or any likeness stood afar off. of any thing that is in heaven above, c 19 And they said unto Moses, or that is in the earth beneath, or Speak thou with us, and we will that is in the water under the earth : hear: but let not God speak with us,
5 Thou shalt not bow down thy- lest we die. self to them, nor serve them: for I 20 And Moses said unto the peothe LORD thy God am a jealous God, ple, Fear not: for God is come to visiting the iniquity of the fathers up- prove you, and that his fear may be on the children unto the third and before your faces, that ye sin not. fourth generation of them that bates 21 Ănd the people stood afar off, me;
and Moses drew near unto the thick 6 And shewing mercy unto thou- darkness where God was, sands of them that love me, and keep 22 And the LORD said unto Momy commandments.
ses, Thus thou shalt say unto the chilp# 7 Thou shalt not take the name dren of Israel ; Ye have seen that of the LORD thy God in vain : for the I have talked with you from heaven. LORD will not hold him guiltless that p 23 Ye shall not make with me taketh his name in vain.
gods of silver, neither shall ye make d* 8 Remember the sabbath-day 10 unto you gods of gold. keep it holy.
b 24 | An allar of earth thou shalt 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and make unto me, and shalt sacrifice do all thy work :
thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy 10 But the seventh day is the sal). peace-offerings, thy sheep, and thine bath of the Lord thy God: in it thou oxen: in all places where I record shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy my name I will come unto thee, and son, nor thy daughter, thy man-ser- I will bless thee. vant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy 25 And if thou wilt make me an alcattle, nor thy stranger thai is with- tar of stone, thou shalt not build it of in thy gales :.
hewn stone, for if thou lift up thy lool 11 For in six days the LORD made upon it, thou hast polluted it. heaven and earth, the sea and all that p 26 Neither shalt thou go up by in them is, and rested the seventh steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedday: wherefore the LORD blessed ness be not discovered thereon.
CHAP. XXI. le 12 Honour thy father and thy NWchhoe shalt set before them mothers that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy 1 2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, God giveth thee.
six years he shall serve : and in the p. 13 T'hou shalt not kill. seventh he shall go out free for nop* 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. thing. p* 15 Thou shalt not steal.
3 If he came in by himself, he shall p* 16 Thou shalt not bear false wit- go out by himself: if he were married, ness against thy neighbour. then his wife shall go out with him. p* 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neigh- 4 If his master have given him a bour's house, thou shall not covet wife, and she have borne him sons or thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-ser- daughters, the wife and her children vant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, shall be her master's, and he shall nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy go out by himself. neighbour's.
5 [ And if the servant shall plain
ly say, I love my master, my wife, that sinote him be quit : only he shall and my children ; I will not go out pay for the loss of his time, and shall free :
cause him to be thoroughly healed. 6 Then his master shall bring him L 20 And if a man sinite his ser. unto the judges : he shall also bring vant, or his maid, with a rod, and he him to the door, or unto the door- die under his hand; he shall be post : and his master shall bore his surely punished. ear through with an awl; and he 21 Notwithstanding, if he continue shall serve him for ever.
a day or two, he shall not be punishL 7 | And if a man sell his daughter ed : for he is his money. to be a maid-servant, she shall not 22 | If men strive, and hurt a wogo out as the men-servants do. man with child, so that her fruit de
8 If she please not her master, who part from her, and yet no mischief hath betrothed her to himself, then follow : he shall be surely punished, shall he let her be redeemed : to sell according as the woman's husband her unto a strange nation he shall will lay upon him; and he shall pay have no power, seeing he hath dealt as the judges determine. deceitfully with her.
L 23 Ånd if any mischief follow, 9 And if he have betrothed her then thou shalt give life for life, unto his son, he shall deal with her 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, after the manner of daughters. hand for hand, foot for foot,
10 If he take him another wife; 25 Burning for burning, wound her food, her raiment, and her duty for wound, stripe for stripe. of marriage shall he not diminish. 1 26 And if a man smite the eye of
11 And if he do not these three his servant, or the eye of nis maid, unto her, then shall she go out free that it perish; he shall let him go without money.
free for his eye's sake. p 12 He that smileth a man, so 27 And if he smite out his manthat he die, shall be surely put to servant's tooth, or his maid-servant's death.
tooth; he shall let him go free for 13 And if a man lie not in wait, his tooth's sake. but God deliver him into his hand : L 28 1 If an ox gore a man or a wothen I will appoint thee a place whi- man, that they die : then the ox shall ther he shall fiee.
be surely stoned, and his flesh shall 14 But if a man come presumptu- not be eaten ; but the owner of the ously upon his neighbour, to slay him ox shall be quit. with guile; thou shalt take him from L 29 But if the ox were wont to push mine altar, that he may die. with his horn in time past, and it L 15 And he that smiteth his father, hath been testified to his owner, and or his mother, shall be surely put to he hath not kept him in, but that he death.
hath killed a man or a woman; the [ 16 | And he that stealeth a man, ox shall be stoned, and his owner aland selleth him, or if he be found in so shall be put to death. his hand, he shall surely be put to 30 If there be laid on him a sum death.
of money, then he shall give for the p 17 ? And he that curseth his fa- ransom of his life whatsoever is laid ther or his mother, shall surely be put upon him. to death.
31 Whether he have gored a son, L 18 1 And if men strive together, or have gored a daughter, accordand one smite another with a stone, ing to this judgment shall it be done or with his fist, and he die not, but unto him. keepeth his bed :
132 If the ox shall push a man-ser19 If he rise again, and walk i vant, or maid-servant; he shall give abroad upon his staff, then shall he' unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned. the master of the house shall be L. 33 ? And if a man shall open a brought unto the judges, to see pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and whether he have put his hand unto not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall his neighbour's goods. therein ;
L 9 For all manner of trespass, 34 The owner of the pit shall whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, make it good, and give money unto for raiment, or for any manner of the owner of them, and the dead lost thing which another challengeih beast shall be his.
to be his : the cause of both parties L 35 And if one man's ox hurt ano- shall come before the judges; and ther's that he die, then they shall sell whom the judges shall condemn, he the live ox, and divide the money of shall pay double unto his neighbour. it, and the dead ox also they shall 1 10 Ifa man deliver unto his neighdivide.
bour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep; L 36 Or if it be known that the ox or any beasi to keep ; and it die, or hath used to push in time past, and be hurt, or driven away, no man his owner hath not kept hím in; he seeing it : shall surely pay ox for ox, and the 11 °Then shall an oath of the LORD dead shall be his own.
be between them both, that he hath CHAP. XXII.
not put his hand unto his neighbour's L · I.
Fa man shall steal an ox, or a goods; and the owner of it shall ac
sheep, and kill it, or sell it; be cept thereof, and he shall not make shall restore five oxen for an ox, and it good. four sheep for a sheep.
L 12 And if it be stolen from him, L 2 If a thief be found breaking up, he shall make restitution unto the and be smitten that he die, there owner thereof. shall no blood be shed for him. 13 If it be torn in pieces; then let L 3 If the sun be risen upon him him bring it for witness, and he there shall be blood shed for him: for shall not make good that which was he should make full restitution, if torn. he have nothing, then he shall be L 14 | And if a man borrow ought sold for his theft.
of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or L 4 If the theft be certainly found in die, the owner thereof being not with his band alive, whether it be ox, or it, he shall surely make it good. ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. L'15 But if the owner thereof be with L 5.1 If a man shall cause a field it, he shall not make it good: if it be or vineyard to be eaten, and shall a hired thing, it came for his bire. put in his beast, and shall feed in L 16 ( And if a man entice a maid another man's field : of the best of that is not betrothed, and lie with his own field, and of the best of his her, he shall surely endow her to be own vineyard shall he make restitu- his wife. tion.
17 If her father utterly refuse to L 6 If fire break out, and catch in give her unto him, he shall pay mothorns, so that the stacks of corn, or ney according to the dowry of virthe standing corn, or the field be gins. consumed therewith ; he that kin- i 18 | Thou shalt not suffer a witch dled the fire shall surely make res- to live. titution.
L 19 | Whosoever lieth with a 17 1 If a man shall deliver unto beast shall surely be put to death. his neighbour money or stuff 10 L 20 s He that sacrificeth unto any keep, and it be stolen out of the god, save unto the LORD only, he man's house ; if the thief be found, shall be utterly destroyed. let him pay double
p 21 | Thou shalt neither vex a 8 ihe thief be not found, then stranger, nor oppress himn : for ye