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them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for
all their beasts.
04:035:004 And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the
Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a
thousand cubits round about.
04:035:005 And ye shall measure from without the city on the east side
two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand
cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the
north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the
midst: this shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.
04:035:006 And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites
there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint
for the manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to them ye
shall add forty and two cities.
04:035:007 So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be
forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.
04:035:008 And the cities which ye shall give shall be of the possession
of the children of Israel: from them that have many ye shall
give many; but from them that have few ye shall give few:
every one shall give of his cities unto the Levites according
to his inheritance which he inheriteth.
04:035:009 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
04:035:010 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye
be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
04:035:011 Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for
you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any
person at unawares.
04:035:012 And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger;
that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the
congregation in judgment.
04:035:013 And of these cities which ye shall give six cities shall ye
have for refuge.
04:035:014 Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three
cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be
cities of refuge.
04:035:015 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of
Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among
them: that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee
04:035:016 And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he
die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to
04:035:017 And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may
die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely
be put to death.
04:035:018 Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he
may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall
surely be put to death.
04:035:019 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he
meeteth him, he shall slay him.
04:035:020 But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by laying of
wait, that he die;
04:035:021 Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that he die: he that
smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a murderer:
the revenger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth
04:035:022 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast
upon him any thing without laying of wait,
04:035:023 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not,
and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy,
neither sought his harm:
04:035:024 Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the
revenger of blood according to these judgments:
04:035:025 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand
of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore
him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he
shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was
anointed with the holy oil.
04:035:026 But if the slayer shall at any time come without the border of
the city of his refuge, whither he was fled;
04:035:027 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the
city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer;
he shall not be guilty of blood:
04:035:028 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge
until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the
high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his
04:035:029 So these things shall be for a statute of judgment unto you
throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
04:035:030 Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death
by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify
against any person to cause him to die.
04:035:031 Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a
murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put
04:035:032 And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to the
city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the
land, until the death of the priest.
04:035:033 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it
defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the
blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed
04:035:034 Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein
I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.
04:036:001 And the chief fathers of the families of the children of
Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the
families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before
Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the
children of Israel:
04:036:002 And they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for
an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord
was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of
Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.
04:036:003 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes
of the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be
taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to
the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so
shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance.
04:036:004 And when the jubile of the children of Israel shall be, then
shall their inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the
tribe whereunto they are received: so shall their inheritance
be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our
04:036:005 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the
word of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath
04:036:006 This is the thing which the LORD doth command concerning the
daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they
think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father
shall they marry.
04:036:007 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove
from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel
shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his
04:036:008 And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any
tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the
family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel
may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.
04:036:009 Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to another
tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of Israel
shall keep himself to his own inheritance.
04:036:010 Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the daughters of
04:036:011 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the
daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their father's
04:036:012 And they were married into the families of the sons of
Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in
the tribe of the family of their father.
04:036:013 These are the commandments and the judgments, which the LORD
commanded by the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel in
the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.
Book 05 Deuteronomy
05:001:001 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this
side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the
Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth,
05:001:002 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount
Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)
05:001:003 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh
month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto
the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had
given him in commandment unto them;
05:001:004 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt
in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth
05:001:005 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to
declare this law, saying,
05:001:006 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt
long enough in this mount:
05:001:007 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the
Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the
plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by
the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon,
unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
05:001:008 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the
land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.
05:001:009 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to
bear you myself alone:
05:001:010 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are
this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
05:001:011 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so
many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
05:001:012 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden,
and your strife?
05:001:013 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your
tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
05:001:014 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken
is good for us to do.
05:001:015 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.
05:001:016 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the
causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between
every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
05:001:017 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear
the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the
face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is
too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
05:001:018 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye
05:001:019 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that
great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the
mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us;
and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
05:001:020 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the
Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us.
05:001:021 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up
and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto
thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
05:001:022 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will
send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and
bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what
cities we shall come.
05:001:023 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you,
one of a tribe:
05:001:024 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto
the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
05:001:025 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and
brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said,
It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
05:001:026 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the
commandment of the LORD your God:
05:001:027 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD
hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt,
to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
05:001:028 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our
heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the
cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have
seen the sons of the Anakims there.
05:001:029 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
05:001:030 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for
you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your
05:001:031 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD
thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way
that ye went, until ye came into this place.
05:001:032 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
05:001:033 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to
pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way
ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
05:001:034 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and
05:001:035 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil
generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your
05:001:036 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him
will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his
children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
05:001:037 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou
also shalt not go in thither.
05:001:038 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he
shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel
to inherit it.
05:001:039 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and
your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good
and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give
it, and they shall possess it.
05:001:040 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the
wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
05:001:041 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the
LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD
our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his
weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
05:001:042 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them. Go not up, neither
fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your
05:001:043 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled
against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously
up into the hill.
05:001:044 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out
against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in
Seir, even unto Hormah.
05:001:045 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would
not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
05:001:046 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that
ye abode there.
05:002:001 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by
the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we
compassed mount Seir many days.
05:002:002 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
05:002:003 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you
05:002:004 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through
the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell
in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed
unto yourselves therefore:
05:002:005 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land,
no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount
Seir unto Esau for a possession.
05:002:006 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye
shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
05:002:007 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy
hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness:
these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou
hast lacked nothing.
05:002:008 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau,
which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath,
and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the
wilderness of Moab.
05:002:009 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither
contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their
land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the
children of Lot for a possession.
05:002:010 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and
many, and tall, as the Anakims;
05:002:011 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the
Moabites called them Emims.
05:002:012 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of
Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before
them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of
his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
05:002:013 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we
went over the brook Zered.
05:002:014 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we
were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years;
until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out
from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
05:002:015 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy
them from among the host, until they were consumed.
05:002:016 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and
dead from among the people,
05:002:017 That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
05:002:018 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:
05:002:019 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon,
distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give
thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession;
because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a
05:002:020 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt
therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
05:002:021 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the
LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and
dwelt in their stead:
05:002:022 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when
he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded
them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
05:002:023 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the
Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them,
and dwelt in their stead.)
05:002:024 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon:
behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king
of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend
with him in battle.
05:002:025 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of
thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who
shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in
anguish because of thee.
05:002:026 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto
Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
05:002:027 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way,
I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
05:002:028 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me
water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on
05:002:029 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites
which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over
Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
05:002:030 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for
the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart
obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as
appeareth this day.
05:002:031 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon
and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest
inherit his land.
05:002:032 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to
fight at Jahaz.
05:002:033 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote
him, and his sons, and all his people.
05:002:034 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed
the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we
left none to remain:
05:002:035 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the
spoil of the cities which we took.
05:002:036 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and
from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there
was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered
all unto us:
05:002:037 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not,
nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in
the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.
05:003:001 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.
05:003:002 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver
him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou
shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the
Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
05:003:003 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king
of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was
left to him remaining.
05:003:004 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city
which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region
of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
05:003:005 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars;
beside unwalled towns a great many.
05:003:006 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of
Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of
05:003:007 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a
prey to ourselves.
05:003:008 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of
the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the
river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
05:003:009 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call
05:003:010 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan,
unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
05:003:011 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants;
behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in
Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length
thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of
05:003:012 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer,
which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the
cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
05:003:013 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of
Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of
Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.
05:003:014 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto
the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his
own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
05:003:015 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
05:003:016 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from
Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the
border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the
children of Ammon;
05:003:017 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from
Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea,
under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
05:003:018 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God
hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over
armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that
are meet for the war.
05:003:019 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I
know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities
which I have given you;
05:003:020 Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as
unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD
your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye
return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.
05:003:021 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have
seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two
kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou
05:003:022 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight
05:003:023 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,
05:003:024 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness,
and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in
earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to
05:003:025 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is
beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
05:003:026 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not
hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak
no more unto me of this matter.
05:003:027 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes
westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and
behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this
05:003:028 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for
he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them
to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
05:003:029 So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.
05:004:001 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto
the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may
live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of
your fathers giveth you.
05:004:002 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither
shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the
commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
05:004:003 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for
all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath
destroyed them from among you.
05:004:004 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every
one of you this day.
05:004:005 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the
LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land
whither ye go to possess it.
05:004:006 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your
understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear
all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a
wise and understanding people.
05:004:007 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto
them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon
05:004:008 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and
judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you
05:004:009 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest
thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest
they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach
them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
05:004:010 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God
in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people
together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may
learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the
earth, and that they may teach their children.
05:004:011 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the
mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with
darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
05:004:012 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye
heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye
heard a voice.
05:004:013 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you
to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two
tables of stone.
05:004:014 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes
and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go
over to possess it.
05:004:015 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no
manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you
in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
05:004:016 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the
similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
05:004:017 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness
of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
05:004:018 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the
likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
05:004:019 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou
seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host
of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve
them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations
under the whole heaven.
05:004:020 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the
iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of
inheritance, as ye are this day.
05:004:021 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and
sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not
go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee
for an inheritance:
05:004:022 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye
shall go over, and possess that good land.
05:004:023 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the
LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven
image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God
hath forbidden thee.
05:004:024 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
05:004:025 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and
ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt
yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any
thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to
provoke him to anger:
05:004:026 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that
ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go
over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon
it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
05:004:027 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall
be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD
shall lead you.
05:004:028 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood
and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
05:004:029 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou
shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with
all thy soul.
05:004:030 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come
upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD
thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
05:004:031 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake
thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy
fathers which he sware unto them.
05:004:032 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee,
since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask
from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath
been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard
05:004:033 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the
midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
05:004:034 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst
of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders,
and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm,
and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God
did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
05:004:035 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD
he is God; there is none else beside him.
05:004:036 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might
instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire;
and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
05:004:037 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their
seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his
mighty power out of Egypt;
05:004:038 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier
than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for
an inheritance, as it is this day.
05:004:039 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that
the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth
beneath: there is none else.
05:004:040 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments,
which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee,
and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong
thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
05:004:041 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the
05:004:042 That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his
neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that
fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:
05:004:043 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.
05:004:044 And this is the law which Moses set before the children of
05:004:045 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the
judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel,
after they came forth out of Egypt.
05:004:046 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in
the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon,
whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were
come forth out of Egypt:
05:004:047 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of
Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side
Jordan toward the sunrising;
05:004:048 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto
mount Sion, which is Hermon,
05:004:049 And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the
sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.
05:005:001 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O
Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears
this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
05:005:002 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
05:005:003 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us,
even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
05:005:004 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the
midst of the fire,
05:005:005 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you
the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the
fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,
05:005:006 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, from the house of bondage.
05:005:007 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
05:005:008 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of
any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
05:005:009 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for
I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of
the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
generation of them that hate me,
05:005:010 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep
05:005:011 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for
the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in
05:005:012 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath
05:005:013 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
05:005:014 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it
thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine
ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger
that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy
maidservant may rest as well as thou.
05:005:015 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt,
and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a
mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy
God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
05:005:016 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath
commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it
may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God
05:005:017 Thou shalt not kill.
05:005:018 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
05:005:019 Neither shalt thou steal.
05:005:020 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
05:005:021 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt
thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his
manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any
thing that is thy neighbour's.
05:005:022 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount
out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick
darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he
wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
05:005:023 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst
of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that
ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and
05:005:024 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory
and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the
midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk
with man, and he liveth.
05:005:025 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.
05:005:026 For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of
the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we
have, and lived?
05:005:027 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say:
and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak
unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
05:005:028 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto
me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the
words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they
have well said all that they have spoken.
05:005:029 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear
me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well
with them, and with their children for ever!
05:005:030 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
05:005:031 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto
thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the
judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them
in the land which I give them to possess it.
05:005:032 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath
commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to
05:005:033 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath
commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with
you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye
05:006:001 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the
judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you,
that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
05:006:002 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his
statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and
thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that
thy days may be prolonged.
05:006:003 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be
well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD
God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that
floweth with milk and honey.
05:006:004 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
05:006:005 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
05:006:006 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in
05:006:007 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and
shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when
thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when
thou risest up.
05:006:008 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they
shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
05:006:009 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on
05:006:010 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee
into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to
Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities,
which thou buildedst not,
05:006:011 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not,
and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive
trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten
and be full;
05:006:012 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee
forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
05:006:013 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt
swear by his name.
05:006:014 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people
which are round about you;
05:006:015 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the
anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy
thee from off the face of the earth.
05:006:016 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in
05:006:017 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your
God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath
05:006:018 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of
the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest
go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy
05:006:019 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD
05:006:020 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What
mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments,
which the LORD our God hath commanded you?
05:006:021 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in
Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty
05:006:022 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon
Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our
05:006:023 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in,
to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
05:006:024 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.
05:006:025 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all
these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath
05:007:001 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither
thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations
before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the
Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier
05:007:002 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou
shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no
covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
05:007:003 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou
shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take
unto thy son.
05:007:004 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they
may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled
against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
05:007:005 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their
altars, and break down their images, and cut down their
groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
05:007:006 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD
thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself,
above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
05:007:007 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you,
because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were
the fewest of all people:
05:007:008 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the
oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD
brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of
the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
05:007:009 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful
God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him
and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
05:007:010 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy
them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will
repay him to his face.
05:007:011 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes,
and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
05:007:012 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these
judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall
keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto
05:007:013 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he
will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy
land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of
thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he
sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
05:007:014 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be
male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
05:007:015 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will
put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest,
upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
05:007:016 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God
shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them:
neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare
05:007:017 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than
I; how can I dispossess them?
05:007:018 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what
the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;
05:007:019 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and
the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm,
whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD
thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.
05:007:020 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them,
until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be
05:007:021 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is
among you, a mighty God and terrible.
05:007:022 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by
little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest
the beasts of the field increase upon thee.
05:007:023 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall
destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be
05:007:024 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou
shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man
be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.
05:007:025 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou
shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take
it unto thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an
abomination to the LORD thy God.
05:007:026 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest
thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest
it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.
05:008:001 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye
observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and
possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
05:008:002 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led
thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and
to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou
wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
05:008:003 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee
with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers
know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by
bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth
of the LORD doth man live.
05:008:004 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot
swell, these forty years.
05:008:005 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man
chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
05:008:006 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy
God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
05:008:007 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of
brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of
valleys and hills;
05:008:008 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and
pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
05:008:009 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou
shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron,
and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
05:008:010 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the
LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
05:008:011 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping
his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I
command thee this day:
05:008:012 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly
houses, and dwelt therein;
05:008:013 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and
thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
05:008:014 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy
God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from
the house of bondage;
05:008:015 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness,
wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where
there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the
rock of flint;
05:008:016 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers
knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove
thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
05:008:017 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine
hand hath gotten me this wealth.
05:008:018 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that
giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his
covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
05:008:019 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God,
and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I
testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
05:008:020 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so
shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the
voice of the LORD your God.
05:009:001 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go
in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself,
cities great and fenced up to heaven,
05:009:002 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom
thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand
before the children of Anak!
05:009:003 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he
which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall
destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so
shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the
LORD hath said unto thee.
05:009:004 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God
hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my
righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this
land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth
drive them out from before thee.
05:009:005 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine
heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the
wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them
out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which
the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
05:009:006 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not
this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou
art a stiffnecked people.
05:009:007 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God
to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst
depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this
place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
05:009:008 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD
was angry with you to have destroyed you.
05:009:009 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of
stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made
with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty
nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
05:009:010 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written
with the finger of God; and on them was written according to
all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out
of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
05:009:011 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights,
that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables
of the covenant.
05:009:012 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from
hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of
Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside
out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a
05:009:013 Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this
people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
05:009:014 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name
from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier
and greater than they.
05:009:015 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
05:009:016 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your
God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside
quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
05:009:017 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands,
and brake them before your eyes.
05:009:018 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days
and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water,
because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in
the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
05:009:019 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith
the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD
hearkened unto me at that time also.
05:009:020 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him:
and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
05:009:021 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it
with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even
until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof
into the brook that descended out of the mount.
05:009:022 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, ye
provoked the LORD to wrath.
05:009:023 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go
up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye
rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye
believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
05:009:024 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I
05:009:025 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.
05:009:026 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD,
destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast
redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth
out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
05:009:027 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not
unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness,
nor to their sin:
05:009:028 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the
LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he
promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them
out to slay them in the wilderness.
05:009:029 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou
broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out
05:010:001 At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of
stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount,
and make thee an ark of wood.
05:010:002 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the
first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in
05:010:003 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of
stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having
the two tables in mine hand.
05:010:004 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing,
the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the
mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly:
and the LORD gave them unto me.
05:010:005 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the
tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the
LORD commanded me.
05:010:006 And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of
the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there
he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's
office in his stead.
05:010:007 From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to
Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.
05:010:008 At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the
ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to
minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.
05:010:009 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren;
the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God
05:010:010 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty
days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that
time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.
05:010:011 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the
people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I
sware unto their fathers to give unto them.
05:010:012 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee,
but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to
love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and
with all thy soul,
05:010:013 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which
I command thee this day for thy good?
05:010:014 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy
God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
05:010:015 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and
he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as
it is this day.
05:010:016 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no
05:010:017 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a
great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not
persons, nor taketh reward:
05:010:018 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and
loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
05:010:019 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the
land of Egypt.
05:010:020 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to
him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
05:010:021 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee
these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
05:010:022 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten
persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars
of heaven for multitude.
05:011:001 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his
charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his
05:011:002 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which
have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of
the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his
stretched out arm,
05:011:003 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of
Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;
05:011:004 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and
to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to
overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath
destroyed them unto this day;
05:011:005 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into
05:011:006 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the
son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed
them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the
substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all
05:011:007 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which
05:011:008 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command
you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the
land, whither ye go to possess it;
05:011:009 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD
sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a
land that floweth with milk and honey.
05:011:010 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as
the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst
thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of
05:011:011 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills
and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
05:011:012 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD
thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year
even unto the end of the year.
05:011:013 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto
my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD
your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all
05:011:014 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season,
the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in
thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
05:011:015 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou
mayest eat and be full.
05:011:016 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and
ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
05:011:017 And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut
up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield
not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good
land which the LORD giveth you.
05:011:018 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in
your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they
may be as frontlets between your eyes.
05:011:019 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when
thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way,
when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
05:011:020 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house,
and upon thy gates:
05:011:021 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your
children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers
to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
05:011:022 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I
command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in
all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
05:011:023 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before
you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than
05:011:024 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall
be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the
river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast
05:011:025 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD
your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon
all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto
05:011:026 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
05:011:027 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God,
which I command you this day:
05:011:028 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD
your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you
this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
05:011:029 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought
thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that
thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse
upon mount Ebal.
05:011:030 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the
sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in
the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?
05:011:031 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land
which the LORD your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it,
and dwell therein.
05:011:032 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments
which I set before you this day.
05:012:001 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe
to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth
thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.
05:012:002 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations
which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high
mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
05:012:003 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars,
and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the
graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out
of that place.
05:012:004 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.
05:012:005 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of
all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his
habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:
05:012:006 And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your
sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand,
and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings
of your herds and of your flocks:
05:012:007 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall
rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your
households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.
05:012:008 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day,
every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
05:012:009 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance,
which the LORD your God giveth you.
05:012:010 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the
LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you
rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in
05:012:011 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall
choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye
bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your
sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand,
and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
05:012:012 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your
sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your
maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates;
forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.
05:012:013 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings
in every place that thou seest:
05:012:014 But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy
tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and there
thou shalt do all that I command thee.
05:012:015 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy
gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the
blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the
unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and
as of the hart.
05:012:016 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the
earth as water.
05:012:017 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or
of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or
of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy
freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand:
05:012:018 But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place
which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and
thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the
Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before
the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
05:012:019 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long
as thou livest upon the earth.
05:012:020 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath
promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because
thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh,
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
05:012:021 If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his
name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy
herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I
have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
05:012:022 Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat
them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike.
05:012:023 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the
life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
05:012:024 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as
05:012:025 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with
thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is
right in the sight of the LORD.
05:012:026 Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt
take, and go unto the place which the LORD shall choose:
05:012:027 And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the
blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of
thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD
thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
05:012:028 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it
may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for
ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the
sight of the LORD thy God.
05:012:029 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before
thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest
them, and dwellest in their land;
05:012:030 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following
them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that
thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these
nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
05:012:031 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every
abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto
their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have
burnt in the fire to their gods.
05:012:032 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt
not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
05:013:001 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams,
and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
05:013:002 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto
thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not
known, and let us serve them;
05:013:003 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that
dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know
whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with
all your soul.
05:013:004 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep
his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him,
and cleave unto him.
05:013:005 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to
death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD
your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and
redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out
of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in.
So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
05:013:006 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy
daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as
thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and
serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy
05:013:007 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you,
nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the
earth even unto the other end of the earth;
05:013:008 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither
shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither
shalt thou conceal him:
05:013:009 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon
him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the
05:013:010 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he
hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of
05:013:011 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any
such wickedness as this is among you.
05:013:012 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD
thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,
05:013:013 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among
you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying,
Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;
05:013:014 Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently;
and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such
abomination is wrought among you;
05:013:015 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the
edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is
therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.
05:013:016 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of
the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all
the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it
shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
05:013:017 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine
hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger,
and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and
multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
05:013:018 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to
keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do
that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
05:014:001 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut
yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the
05:014:002 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the
LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself,
above all the nations that are upon the earth.
05:014:003 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
05:014:004 These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep,
and the goat,
05:014:005 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild
goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.
05:014:006 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft
into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye
05:014:007 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud,
or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the
hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the
hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
05:014:008 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not
the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their
flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
05:014:009 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that
have fins and scales shall ye eat:
05:014:010 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is
unclean unto you.
05:014:011 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
05:014:012 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and
the ossifrage, and the ospray,
05:014:013 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,
05:014:014 And every raven after his kind,
05:014:015 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk
after his kind,
05:014:016 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,
05:014:017 And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,
05:014:018 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing,
and the bat.
05:014:019 And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they
shall not be eaten.
05:014:020 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.
05:014:021 Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself: thou shalt
give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may
eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an
holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid
in his mother's milk.
05:014:022 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the
field bringeth forth year by year.
05:014:023 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which
he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy
corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy
herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the
LORD thy God always.
05:014:024 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able
to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the
LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD
thy God hath blessed thee:
05:014:025 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in
thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God
05:014:026 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul
lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for
strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou
shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt
rejoice, thou, and thine household,
05:014:027 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not
forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.
05:014:028 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe
of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within
05:014:029 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with
thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow,
which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be
satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the
work of thine hand which thou doest.
05:015:001 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.
05:015:002 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that
lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall
not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it
is called the LORD's release.
05:015:003 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is
thine with thy brother thine hand shall release;
05:015:004 Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall
greatly bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee for an inheritance to possess it:
05:015:005 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy
God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command
thee this day.
05:015:006 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and
thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow;
and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not
reign over thee.
05:015:007 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within
any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand
from thy poor brother:
05:015:008 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely
lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
05:015:009 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart,
saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and
thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest
him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be
sin unto thee.
05:015:010 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be
grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing
the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all
that thou puttest thine hand unto.
05:015:011 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I
command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy
brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
05:015:012 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold
unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year
thou shalt let him go free from thee.
05:015:013 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not
let him go away empty:
05:015:014 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of
thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the
LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
05:015:015 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land
of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I
command thee this thing to day.
05:015:016 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from
thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is
well with thee;
05:015:017 Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear
unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also
unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
05:015:018 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away
free from thee; for he hath been worth a double hired servant
to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall
bless thee in all that thou doest.
05:015:019 All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock
thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no
work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the
firstling of thy sheep.
05:015:020 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the
place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.
05:015:021 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or
blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it
unto the LORD thy God.
05:015:022 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean
person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart.
05:015:023 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it
upon the ground as water.
05:016:001 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD
thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought
thee forth out of Egypt by night.
05:016:002 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy
God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD
shall choose to place his name there.
05:016:003 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt
thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of
affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in
haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest
forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.
05:016:004 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy
coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh,
which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all
night until the morning.
05:016:005 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy
gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:
05:016:006 But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place
his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even,
at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest
forth out of Egypt.
05:016:007 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD
thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and
go unto thy tents.
05:016:008 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh
day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt
do no work therein.
05:016:009 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the
seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle
to the corn.