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“ up unto me into the (p) mount, and may go in, and possess the (t) land o make thee an ark of wood.

2. And

" which I sware unto their fathers to “ I will write on the tables the words give unto them.” 12. And now Israel, " that were in the first tables which thou “ what doth the LORD thy God require

brakedst, and thou shalt put them in “ of thee, but to fear the LORD thy “ the ark. 3. And I made an ark of “ God, to walk in all his ways, and to “shittim-wood, and hewed two tables “ love him, and to serve the LORD thy 66 of stone like unto the first, and went “ God with all thy heart, and with all

up into the mount, having the two thy soul. 13. To keep the command6 tables in mine hand. 4. And he wrote “ments of the Lord, and his statutes " on the tables, according to the first “ which I command thee this day for “ writing, the ten commandments, “thy good ? 14. Behold the heaven “ which the LORD spake unto you in

66 and the heaven of heavens is the “ the mount, out of the midst of the

“ Lord's thy God, the earth also with “ fire, in the day of the assembly: and 66 all that therein is. 15. Only the “ the LORD gave them unto me. 5. And “ LORD had a delight in thy father's “I turned myself and came down from " to love them, and he chose their seed “the mount, and put the tables in the " after them, even you above all people, “ark which I had made, and there as it is this day. 16. Circuncise “they be, as the LORD commanded (9) “therefore the foreskin of your heart,

6. And (r) the children of Israel « and be no more stiff-necked. 17. For “ took their journey from Beeroth of the “ the LORD your God is God of gods, “ children of Jaakan to Mosera : there " and Lord of lords, a great God, a “ Aaron died, and there he was buried, mighty and a terrible, which regard" and Eleazar his son ministered in the “eth not persons, nor taketh reward. “ priest's office in his stead. 7. From “ 18. He doth execute the judgment of s thence they journeyed unto Gudgo- " the fatherless and widow, and loveth “ dah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, “ the stranger, in giving him food and “ a land of rivers of waters. 8. At that “ raiment. 19. Love ye therefore the "time the LORD separated the tribe of

stranger: for ye were strangers in " Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant “ the land of Egypt. 20. Thou shalt * of the LORD, to stand before the LORD “ fear the LORD thy God, him shalt “ to minister unto him, and to bless in 6 thou serve, and to him shalt thou “ his name, unto this day. 9. Where- « cleave, and swear by his name. “fore Levi hath no part nor inheritance “ 21. He is thy praise, and he is thy “ with his brethren : the Lord is his “ God that hath done for thee these “ inheritance, according as the LORD great and terrible things which thine

thy God promised him. 10. And I eyes have seen. 22. Thy fathers went “stayed in the mount, according to the “ down into Egypt with threescore (u) “ first time, forty days (s) and forty “ and ten persons; and now the Lord “ nights, and the LORD hearkened unto “ thy God hath made thee as the stars

me at that time also, and the LORD 66 of heaven for multitude.” “ would not destroy thee. 11. And the

CHAP. XII. “ Lord said unto me, “ Arise, take thy “journey before the people, that they THESE (0) are the statutes and judg

(p) “ The mount," i. e. “ Sinai.” Exod. (s) v. 10. “ Forty days, &c." Exod. Xxxiv. 2.

xxxiv, 28. (9) v. 5. “ Commanded me.” Exod. (t) v. 11. “ The land," i. e. “ of Canaan, XXV. 10. 16.

" &c." See 547. note on Deut. vi. 10. (n) v. 6, 7, 8, 9. seem inserted here by (u) v. 22. “Threescore and ten.” Gen, mistake. They interrupt the discourse, xlvi. 27. and have no connection with what goes (v) Continuation of the address of Moses. before or follows. Kennic. Rem. 74 to 80. B.C. 1451. -1 Wall, 121. 128.

“ments which ye shall observe to do in “ LORD your God giveth you. 10. But “the (w) land which the Lord God of when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in “ thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, “ the land which the LORD your God “ all the days that ye live upon the “ giveth you to inherit, and when he “ earth. 2. Ye shall utterly destroy all giveth you rest from all your enemies “ the places wherein the nations which “ roundabout, so that ye dwell in “ye shall possess served their gods, safety: 11. Then there shall be a “ upon the high mountains, and upon “ place which the LORD your God shall " the hills, and under every green tree. 66 choose to cause his name to dwell “ 3. And you shall overthrow their “ there, thither shall ye bring all that “ altars, and break (x) their pillars, and “ I command you : your burnt-offer“ burn their groves with fire, and you “ings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, « shall hew down the graven images of " and the heave-offering of your hand, “ their gods, and destroy the names of 6 and all

your choice vows which ye “them out of that place. 4. Ye shall vow unto the LORD.

12. And ye “ not do (y) so unto the LORD your “ shall (a) rejoice before the Lord your “ God. 5. But unto the (x) place which “ God, ye, and your sons, and your “ the LORD your God shall choose out “ daughters, and your men-servants, “ of all your tribes to put his name “ and your maid-servants, and the Le" there, even unto his habitation shall “ vite that is within your gates; foras

ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: 6 much as he hath no (6) part nor in« 6. And thither ye shall bring your “ heritance with you. 13. Take heed to “ burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, thyself that thou offer not thy burnt" and your tithes, and heave-offerings offerings in every place that thou “ of your hand, and your vows, and your seest. 14. But in the place which the “ free-will-offerings, and the firstlings “ LORD shall choose in one of thy “ of your herds, and of your flocks. “ tribes, there thou shalt offer the 6 7. And there ye shall eat before the “ burnt-offerings, and there thou shalt “ LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice “ do all that I command thee. 15. Not

in all that you put your hand unto, “ withstanding, thou mayest kill and “ ye and your households, wherein the

“ eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever “ LORD thy God hath blessed thee. " thy soul lusteth after, according to “8. Ye shall not do after all the things “the blessing of the LORD thy God " that we do here this day, every man “ which he hath given thee: the un“ whatsoever is right in his own eyes. “ clean and the clean may eat thereof

, .“ 9. For ye are not as yet come to the “as (c) of the roe-buck, and as of the

rest, and to the inheritance which the “ hart. 16. Only ye shall not eat the

(w) v.1." The land," i. e." of Canaan, 20 to 24. The tithes of the children of “ &c." See ante, 547. note on Deut. vi. 10. Israel, which they offered as heave-offer

(x) v. 3. The Sept. reads, “ break their ings unto the Lord, the Lord gave to the “pillars, and hew down their groves, and Levites to inherit : therefore they were to “ burn the graven images of their gods have no other inheritance among

the 6 with fire.”

children of Israel. (y) v. 4. “Do so," i. e. “worship or (c) v. 15. “ As of the roe-buck, &c." “ serve God

upon the high mountains, and Before they reached Canaan, no ox, sheep, upon

the hills, and under every green or goat, were to be killed, except at the “ tree. You shall have one great place of tabernacle. Lev. xvii. 3, 4, 5. But there “ sacrifice and worship, which God shall was no restriction as to the roe-buck and “ choose."

hart, which were wild animals. They (z) v. 5. “ The place, &c.” Jerusalem were therefore to have the same freedom was afterwards fixed upon.

for killing and eating tame animals, as they • (a) v. 12. 18." Rejoice," i. e. (perhaps) before had for killing and eating wild “succeed," "have joy."

ones. 1 Wall, 131. (6) “No part, &c.' See Numb. xviii.

I « blood; ye shall pour it upon the “ which is right in the sight of the “ earth as water. 17. Thou mayest not

6 LORD. 26. Only thy holy things “ eat within thy gates the tithe (d) of “ which thou hast, and thy vows, thou " thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, “ shalt take, and go unto the place “or the firstlings of thy herds or of 66 which the Lord shall choose: 27. And “thy flock, nor any of thy vows which “ thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, " thou vowest, nor thy free-will-offer- “ the flesh and the blood, upon the "ings, or heave-offering of thine hand : “ altar of the LORD thy God: and the “ 18. But thou nust eat them before « blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured " the LORD thy God, in the place “ out upon (h) the altar of the LORD “which the LORD thy God shall choose, “thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh. “thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, “ 28. Observe and hear all these words " and thy man-servant, and thy maid- " which I command thee, that it may

servant, and the Levite that is within go well with thee, and with thy “thy gates : and thou shalt (e) rejoice

“ children after thee for ever, when (g) “ before the LORD thy God in all “ thou doest that which is good and " that thou puttest thine hands unto. “ right in the sight of the LORD thy “ 19. Take heed to thyself that thou “ God. 29. When the LORD thy God “ forsake not the Levite as long as thou 66 shall cut off the nations from before “ livest upon

the earth. 20. When the “ thee, whither thou goest to possess “ Lord thy God shall enlarge thy bor

“ them, and thou succeedest them, and “ der, as he hath promised thee, and “ dwellest in their land: 30. Take “thou shalt say, I will eat flesh (be- “ heed to thyself that thou be not “ cause thy soul longeth to eat flesh) “ snared by following them, after that " thou mayest eat flesh whatsoever thy “they be destroyed from before thee, “ soul lusteth after. 21. If the place " and that thou enquire not after their “ which the LORD thy God hath chosen “ gods, saying, “How did these nations

to put his name there, be too far serve their gods ? even so will I do " from thee; then thou shalt kill of thy 6 likewise.” 31. Thou shalt not do so "herd and of thy flock, which the unto the Lord thy God: for every “Lord hath given thee, as I have com- « abomination to the LORD which he "manded thee, and thou shalt eat in “ bateth, have they done unto their “thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth “gods : for even their sons and their « after. 22. Even as the roe-buck and daughters they have burnt in the fire “ the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat “ to their gods. 32. What thing soever “ them: the unclean and the clean shall “ I command you, observe to do it: " eat of them alike. 23. Only be sure “ thou shalt not add thereto, nor dimi“ that thou eat not the blood : for the 66 nish from it." “ blood is the life, and thou mayest not “ eat the life with the flesh. 24. Thou

CHAP. XIII. shalt not eat it, thou shalt pour it If (i) there arise among you a pro

upon the earth as water. 25. Thou phet, or a dreamer of dreams, and “ sħalt not eat it ; that it may go giveth thee a sign or a wonder, “ well with thee, and with thy children “ 2. and the sign or the wonder come “after thee, when (g) thou shalt do that “ to pass, whereof he spake unto thee,


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“ saying, “ Let us go after other gods “ surely kill (k) him ; thine hand shall

(which thou hast not known) and let “ be first upon him to put him to

us serve them;" 3. Thou shalt not “ death, and afterwards the hand of all o hearken unto the words of that pro- “ the people. 10. And thou shalt stone “phet, or that dreamer of dreams; for “ him with stones, that he die: because o the LORD your God proveth you, to “ he hath sought to thrust thee away “ know whether you love the LORD “ from the LORD thy God, which 66

your God, with all your heart and “ brought thee out of the land of Egypt, “ with all your soul. 4. Ye shall walk “ from the house of bondage. 11. And - after the LORD your God, and fear « all Israel shall hear and fear, and “ him, and keep his commandments, “ shall do no more any such wicked“and obey his voice, and you shall ness as this is, among you. 12. If 6 serve him, and cleave unto him. “ thou shalt hear say in one of thy 5. And that prophet, or that dreamer “ cities, which the LORD thy God hath 6 of dreams shall be put to death (be- “ given thee to dwell there, saying, “ cause he hath spoken to turn you “ 13. “ Certain men, the children of “ away from the LORD your God, “ Belial, are gone out from among you, “ which brought you out of the land of " and have withdrawn the inhabitants “ Egypt, and redeemed you out of the “ of their city, saying, “Let us go and “ house of bondage, to thrust thee out “ serve other gods” (which ye have not “ of the way which the LORD thy God “known) 14. “Then shalt thou enquire 66 commanded thee to walk in) so shalt “ and make search, and ask diligently : “ thou put the evil away from the “ and behold, if it be truth, and the “ midst of thee. 6. If thy brother the

“ thing certain, that such abomination 6 son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy “ is wrought among you: 15. Thou 66 daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, “shalt surely smite the inhabitants of “ or thy friend which is as thine own " that city with the edge of the sword, 6 soul, entice thee secretly, saying, “ destroying (1) it utterly, and all that 6 « Let us go and serve other gods " is therein, and the cattle thereof with

(which thou hast not known, thou, “ the edge of the sword. 16. And thou “ nor thy fathers; 7. Namely, of the “ shalt gather all the spoil of it into the gods of the people which are round “ midst of the street thereof, and shalt “ about you, nigh unto thee, or far off “ burn with fire the city, and all the “ from thee, from the one end of the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD « earth even unto the other end of the thy God: and it shall be an heap for " earth).” 8. Thou shalt not consent ever,

it shall not be built again. “ unto him, nor hearken unto him ; "617. And there shall cleave nought of 6 neither shall thine eye pity him, “ the cursed (m) thing to thine hand: “ neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt “ that the Lord may turn from the 66 thou conceal him. 9. But thou shalt “ fierceness of his anger, and shew thee

(k) v. 9. “Kill,” i. e. (probably) “ take “ shalt devote it and all that is therein, as " the steps to have him legally put to “ accursed: áratual avastenaltils áuits, “ death ;" and then, after trial and con- Sept.” and this agrees with the expresviction, thine hand shall be first upon sion, v. 17. where the place and its con“ him.” The Sept. reading is, “ inform tents are called “the cursed thing." « against, αναγγέλλων αναγγελεις περί αυ78.(m) v. 17. “ The cursed thing," i. e. According to Deut. xvii. 4.6, 7. if, after what according to v. 15. is devoted to deenquiring diligently, it appeared by the struction, Te kvanténalos, Sept. When Jomouth of two or three witnesses that a man shua was before Jericho, the city and all had done what was worthy of death in things therein were to be accursed to the serving other gods, “ the hands of the Lord : and Achan was stoped to death, “ witnesses were to be first upon him to because he took of the accursed thing, i.e. “put him to death, and afterwards the part of the spoil of the city. Josh. vi. 17. “hands of all the people.” i Wall, 132. -xvii. 1. 13. 21.25.

(l) v. 15. “ Destroying it, &c.” or “thou

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mercy, and have compassion upon

" 9. Seven weeks shalt thou number " thee, and multiply thee, as he hath “ unto thee: begin to number the seven

sworn unto thy fathers: 18. When 6 weeks from such time as thou begin“ thou shalt hearken to the voice of the “ nest to put the sickle to the corn. “ Lord thy God, to keep all his com- “ 10. And thou shalt keep the (9) feast “mandments which (n) I command 6 of weeks unto the Lord thy God with thee this day, to do that which

is right a tribute of a free-will offering of thine “ in the eyes of the LORD thy God.” “ hand, which thou shalt give unto the

LORD thy God, according as the CHAP. XVI.

" LORD thy God hath blessed thee: Observe (0) the month of Abib, and “ 11. And thou shalt rejoice before the “ keep the passover unto the LORD thy

“ LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, 6 God: for in the month of Abib the “ and thy daughter, and thy man-ser“ Lord thy God brought thee forth out vant, and thy maid-servant, and the " of Egypt by night. 2. Thou shalt " Levite that is within thy gates, and “therefore sacrifice the passover unto

“ the stranger, and the fatherless, and “the Lord thy God, of the flock and “ the widow, that are among you, in “the herd, in the place which the LORD “ the place which the Lord thy God “shall choose to place his name there. “ hath chosen to place his name there. “ 3. Thou shalt eat no leavened bread 66 12. And thou shalt remember that “ with it: seven days shalt thou eat un- “ thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and « leavened bread therewith, even the 6 thou shalt observe and do these sta“ bread of affliction; for thou camest

13. Thou shalt observe the “ forth out of the land of Egypt in “ feast of tabernacles seven days, after “haste: that thou mayest remember " that thou hast gathered in thy corn “the day when thou camest forth out " and thy wine: 14. And thou shalt “ of the land of Egypt all the days of rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, “thy life. 4. And there shall be no « and thy daughter, and thy man-ser“ leavened bread seen with thee in all “ vant, and thy maid-servant, and the

thy coasts seven days; neither shall “ Levite, the stranger, and the father" there any thing of the flesh which 66 less, and the widow, that are within “thou sacrificest the first day at even “ thy gates. 15. Seven days shalt thou “ remain all night until the morning. keep a solemn feast unto the Lord 5. Thou mayest not sacrifice the pass- “ thy God in the place which the LORD over within any gates

which “ shall choose: because the LORD thy “the Lord thy God giveth thee:

“ God shall bless thee in all thine in“6. But at the (p) place which the crease,

and in all the works of thine “LORD thy God shall choose to place 6 hands, therefore thou shalt surely re“his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice “joice. 16. Three times in a year shall " the passover at even, at the going “ all thy males appear before the LORD “ down of the sun, at the season that “ thy God in the (p) place which he shall " thou camest forth out of Egypt.

“ choose; in the feast of unleavened 7. And thou shalt roast and eat it in 6 bread, and in the feast of weeks, and " the place which the Lord thy God

“ in the feast of tabernacles : and they “shall choose : and thou shalt turn in “ shall not appear before the LORD “the morning, and go unto thy tents. empty: 17. Every man shall give as

8. Six days thou shalt eat unleavened “ he is able, according to the blessing “bread : and on the seventh day shall “ of the Lord thy God which he hath be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy “ given thee.” “ God : thou shalt do no work therein. (n) v. 18. “ I," i. e. Moses.

(p) v. 6. 16. The place." Jerusalem (0) v. 1. “ Observe, &c." Continu. was afterwards appointed. ation of the address of Moses. B.C. (9) v. 10. " The feast of weeks,” cor1451.

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