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3 And her two sons; of which the 17 And Moses' father-in-law said hame of the one was Gershom; (for he unto him, The thing that thou doest is said, I have been an alien in a strange not good.

4 And the name of the other was both thou, and this people that is with
Eliezer; (for the God of my father, thee: for this thing is too heavy for
said he, was my help, and delivered thee; thou art not able to perform it
me from the sword of Pharaoh :)

19 Hearken now unto my voice, 1 will give thee counsel, and God shall to God-ward, that thou mayest bring be with thee: Be thou for the people the causes unto God:

20 And thou shalt teach them ordi 6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father-in-law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her. nances and laws, and shalt shew them 17 And Moses went out to meet the way wherein they must walk, and his father-in-law, and did obeisance, the work that they must do. and kissed him; and they asked each 21 Moreover, thou shalt provide out fear God, men of truth, hating covet other of their welfare: and they came of all the peopie, able men, such as into the tent.

8 And Moses told his father-in-law ousness; and place such over them to all that the LORD had done unto Pha- be rulers of thousands, and rulers of raoh, and to the Egyptians, for Israel's hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers sake, and all the travail that had come of tens: upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.

third month, when the chil15 And Moses said unto his father-ren of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day in-law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God: 16 When they have a matter, they came they into the wilderness of Sinai. come unto me, and I judge between 2 For they were departed from Reone and another; and I do make them phidim, and were come to the desert know the statutes of God, and his laws. lof Sinai, and had pitched in the wil

derness; and there Israel encamped 16 And it came to pass on the before the mount. third day in the morning, that there 3 And Moses went up unto God, were thunders and lightnings, and a and the LORD called unto him out of thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my 18 And mount Sinai was altogether voice indeed, and keep my covenant, on a smoke, because the LORD dethen ye shall be a peculiar treasure scended upon it in fire: and the smoke unto me above all people: for all the thereof ascended as the smoke of a furearth is mine: nace, and the whole mount quaked 6 And ye shall be unto me a king-greatly. dom of priests, and a holy nation. 19 And when the voice of the trumThese are the words which thou shalt pet sounded long, and waxed louder speak unto the children of Israel. and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

7 And Moses came,and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

20 And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.

21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.

9 And the LORD said unto Moses, 22 And let the priests also which Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, come near to the LORD, sanctify themthat the people may hear when I speak selves, lest the LORD break forth upon with thee, and believe thee for ever. them.

And Moses told the words of the peo- 23 And Moses said unto the LORD, ple unto the LORD.. The people cannot come up to mount 10 ¶ And the LORD said unto Mo-Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, ses, Go unto the people, and sanctify Set bounds about the mount, and sancthem to-day and to-morrow, and let tify it.

them wash their clothes,

24 And the LORD said unto him, 11 And be ready against the third Away, get thee down, and thou shalt day: for the third day the LORD will come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: come down in the sight of all the peo-But let not the priests and the people ple upon mount Sinai. break through, to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them. 25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them. CHAP. XX.

12' And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount 1 The ten commandments. 22 Idolatry forbid shall be surely put to death: den. 24 Of what sort the altar should be.

13 There shall not a hand touch it,


but he shall surely be stoned or shot AND God spake all these words, through: whether it be beast or man, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which it shall not live: when the trumpet have brought thee out of the land of soundeth long, they shall come up to Egypt, out of the house of bondage. the mount. Thou shalt have no other gods be

14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.

15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.

fore me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto 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 water under the earth:

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself

to them, nor serve them: for 1 the 23 Ye shall not make with me gods LORD thy God am a jealous God, of silver, neither shall ye make unto visiting the iniquity of the fathers up- you gods of gold.


on the children unto the third and

241 An altar of earth thou shalt fourth generation of them that hate me; make unto me, and shalt sacrifice 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy oxen. In all places where I record my of them that love me, and keep my peace-offerings, thy sheep, and thine commandments. name I will come unto thee, and I wil bless thee.

7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain."

8 Remember the sabbath-day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness 10 But the seventh day is the sab-be not discovered thereon. bath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

6 Then his master shall bring him 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy unto the judges; he shall also bring neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, him to the door, or unto the door-post: nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor and his master shall bore his ear serve him for ever. his ass, nor any thing that is thy neigh-through with an aw; and he shall 7 And if a man sell his daughter bour's. 18 And all the people saw the thuncherings, and the lightnings, and the to be a maid-servant, she shall not go 8 If she please not her master, who oise of the trumpet, and the mountain out as the men-servants do. smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. hath betrothed her to himself, then 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak shall he let her be redeemed: to sell fhou with us, and we will hear: but her unto a strange nation he shall have tet not God speak with us, lest we die. no power, seeing he hath dealt deceit9 And if he have betrothed her unto 20 And Moses said unto the peo-fully with her. ple, Fear not: for God is come to manner of daughters. prove you, and that his fear may be his son, he shall deal with her after the before your faces, that ye sin not.

21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

10 If he take him another wife; her marriage,shall be not diminish. food, her raiment, and her duty of

11 And if he do not these three un22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children to her, then shall she go out free withof Israel; Ye have seen that I have out money. talked with you from heaven.

12 T He that smiteth a man, so that

be die, shall be surely put to death. been testified to his owner, and he hath 13 And if a man lie not in wait, but not kept him in, but that he hath killGod deliver him into his hand; then I ed a man or a woman; the ox shall be will appoint thee a place whither he stoned, and his owner also shall be put shall fee. to death.

14 But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

15 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

16 And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

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31 Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.

32 If the ox shall push a man-servant, or maid-servant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

33 And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover 18 And if men strive together, it, and an ox or an ass fall therein; and one smite another with a stone, or 34 The owner of the pit shall make with his fist, and he die not, but keep-it good, and give money unto the eth his bed; owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

19 If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.

35 And if one man's ox hurt another's that he die, then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it, and the dead or also they shall divide. 20 And if a man smite his servant, 36 Or if it be known that the ox or his maid, with a rod, and he die hath used to push in time past, and his under his hand; he shall be surely owner hath not kept him in; he shall punished. surely pay ox for ox, and the dead

21 Notwithstanding, if he continue shall be his own. a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.



1 Of theft. 5 Of damage. 7 Of trespasses 22 T If men strive, and hurt a wo- 14 Of borrowing. 16 Of fornication. 13 man with child, so that her fruit de- Of witchcraft, and other offences. part from her, and yet no mischief TF a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, follow he shall be surely punished, Iaad kill it, or sell it; he shall restor? according as the woman's husband five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for will lay upon him; and he shall pay a sheep. as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

26 And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution: if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

27 And if he sunite out his man-ser- 5 If a man shall cause a field or vant's tooth, or his maid-servant's vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in tooth; he shall let him go free for his his beast, and shall feed in another tooth's sake. man's field: of the best of his own 28 9 If an ox gore a man or a wo-field, and of the best of his own vineman, that they die: then the ox shall yard shall he make restitution. be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

29 But if the ox were wont to push with his born in time past, and it hath

6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.


77 If a man shall deliver unto his and I will kill you with the sword; and neighbour money or stuff to keep, and your wives shall be widows, and your it be stolen out of the man's house; if children fatherless.

25 T If thou lend money to any of
8 If the thief be not found, then the my people that is poor by thee, thou
master of the house shall be brought shalt not be to him as a usurer, nei-
26 T If thou at all take thy neigh-
unto the judges, to see whether he have ther shalt thou lay upon him usury.
bour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt
put his hand unto his neighbour's
9 For all manner of trespass, whe-deliver it unto him by that the sun
27 For that is his covering only; it
ther it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for goeth down:
raiment, or for any manner of lost
thing which another challengeth to be is his raiment for his skin: wherein
his; the cause of both parties shall shall he sleep? and it shall come to
come before the judges: and whom pass, when he crieth unto me, that I
28 1 Thou shalt not revile the gods,
the judges shall condemn, he shall pay will hear; for I am gracious.
double unto his neighbour.
29 Thou shalt not delay to offer
10 If a man deliver unto his neigh-nor curse the ruler of thy people."
bour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or
any beast to keep; and it die, or be the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy
hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: liquors: the first-born of thy sons shalt
11 Then shall an oath of the LORD thou give unto me.

be between them both, that he hath 30 Likewise shalt thou do with
not put his hand unto his neighbour's thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven
goods; and the owner of it shall accept days it shall be with his dam; on the
31 And ye shall be holy men unto
thereof, and he shall not make it good. eighth day thou shalt give it me.
12 And if it be stolen from him, he
shall make restitution unto the owner me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that

2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude it, he shall not make it good: if it be ed to be an unrighteous witness. a hired thing, it came for his hire. to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

16 T And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her; he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

17 Ifher father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

19 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

20 T He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall Be utterly destroyed.

21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will sureby hear their cry:

8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and per9 Also thou shalt not oppress a verteth the words of the righteous. 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, stranger: for ye know the heart of a

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