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Offering of the first-fruits. CHAP. XXVI, XXVII. The covenant with God.

19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD | commandments, neither have I forgotten thy God hath given thee rest from all thine them: enemies round about, in the land which the 14 I have not eaten thereof in my mournLORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance ing, neither have I taken away aught thereof to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the re- for any unclean use, nor given aught thereof membrance of Amalek from under heaven; for the dead: but I have hearkened to the thou shalt not forget it.

voice of the LORD my God, and have done CHAP. XXVI.

according to all that thou hast command1 The confession of him that offereth the basket ed me.

of first-fruits. 12 The prayer of him that 15 Look down from thy holy habitation, giveth his third year's tithes. 16 The covenant from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, between God and the people.

and the land which thou hast given us, as А

ND it shall be, when thou art come in thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that

unto the land which the LORD thy God floweth with milk and honey. giveth thee for an inheritance, and possess- 16 | This day the LORD thy God hath est it, and dwellest therein;

commanded thee to do these statutes and 2 That thou shalt take of the first of all the judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of them with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, 17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and the place which the LORD thy God shall to keep his statutes, and his commandments, choose to place his name there.

and his judgments, and to hearken unto his 3 And thou shalt go unto the priest that voice: shall be in those days, and say unto him, I 18 And the Lord hath avouched thee this profess this day unto the Lord thy God, that day to be his peculiar people, as he hath

am come unto the country which the LORD promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep sware unto our fathers for to give us. all his commandments;

4 And the priest shall take the basket out 19 And to make thee high above all nations of thy hand, and set it down before the altar which he hath made, in praise, and in name, of the LORD thy God.

and in honour; and that thou mayest be a 5 And thou shalt speak and say before the holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish hath spoken. was my father; and he went down into Egypt,

CHAP. XXVII. and sojourned there with a few, and became i The people are commanded to write the laro there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

upon stones, 5 and to build an altar of whole 6 And the Egyptians evil-entreated us,

and stones. 11 The tribes divided on Gerizim and afflicted

us, and laid upon us hard bondage: Ebal. 14 The curses pronounced on mount 7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the Lord heard our Voice: A manded the people, saying, Keep all

ND Moses with the elders of Israel comand looked on our affiction, and our labour, and our oppression:

the commandments which I command you 8. And the LORD brought us forth out of this day: Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an out- 2 And it shall be on the day when ye shall stretched arm, and with great terribleness, pass over Jordan unto the land which the and with signs, and with wonders; LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt

9 And he hath brought us into this place, set thee up great stones, and plaster them and hath given us this land, even a land that with plaster: Howeth with milk and honey.

3 And thou shalt write upon them all the 10 And now, behold, I have brought the words of this law, when thou art passed over, first-fruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, that thou mayest go in unto the land which hast given me: and thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that the LORD thy God, and worship before the floweth with milk and honey; as the Lord LORD thy God:

God of thy fathers hath promised thee. 11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good 4 Therefore it shall be when ye thing which the LORD thy God hath given over Jordan, that ye shall set these stones, unto thee, and unto thy house, thou and the which I command you this day, in mount Levite, and the stranger that is among you. Ebal, and thou shalt plasterthem with plaster.

12 | When thou hast made an end of titħing 5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto all the tithes of thine increase the third year, the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou which is the year of tithing, and hast given shalt not lift up any iron tool upon

them. it unto the Levite, the stranger, the father- 6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD less, and the widow, that they may eat within thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt of. thy gates, and be filled:

fer burnt-offerings thereon unto the Lord 13 Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God: thy God, I have brought away the hallowed 7 And thou shalt offer peace-offerings, and things out of my house, and also have given shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, thy God. to the fatherless, and to the widow, accord- 8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all ing to all thy commandments which thou hast the words of this law, very plainly; commanded me: I have not transgressed thy 9 | And Moses and the priests the Levites


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say, Amen.

say, Amen.

The curses from Ebal.

DEUTERONOMY. Blessings for obedience. spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy hearken, O Israel, this day thou art become cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks the people of the LORD thy God.

of thy sheep: 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of 5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. the LORD thy God, and do his commandments 6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest and his statutes which I command thee this in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest day.

II 1 And Moses charged the people the 7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that same day, saying,

rise up against thee to be smitten before thy 12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim face: they shall come out against thee one to bless the people, when ye are come over way, and flee before thee seven ways. Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, airi Judali, and 8 The Lord shall command the blessing Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin : upon thee in thy store-houses, and in all that

13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal thou settest thy hand unto: and he shall 10 curse; Renben, Gad, and Asher, and Ze- bless thee in the land which the Lord thy bulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

God giveth thee. 14 | And the Levites shall speak, and say

9 The LORD shall establish thee a holy peounto all the men of Israel with a loud voice, ple unto himself, as he liath sworn unto thee,

15 Cursed be the man that maketh any if thou shalt keep the commandments of the graven or molten iinage, an abomination | LORD thy God, and walk in his ways. unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the 10 And all people of the earth shall see that craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place : thou art called by the name of the LORD; and all the people shall answer and say, and they shall be afraid of thee. Amen.

11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous 16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his fa- in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the ther or his mother: and all the people shall fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy

ground, in the land which the LORD sware 17 Cursed be he that removeth his neigh- into thy fathers to give thee. bour's land-mark: and all the people shall 12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good

treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto 18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to thy land in his season, and to bless all the wander out of the way: and all the people work of thy hand: and thou shalt lend unto shall say, Amen.

many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. 19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judg

13 Ånd the LORD shall make thee the head, ment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow: and not the tail; and thou shalt be above and all the people shall say,


only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that 20 Cursed be he that lieth with his father's thou hearken unto the commandments of the

because he uncovereth his father's LORD thy God, which I command thee this skirt: and all the people shall say, Amen. day, to observe and to do them:

21 Cursed be he that lietb with any manner 14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of of beast: and all the people shall say, Amen. the words which I command thee this day,

22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, to the right hand or to the left, to go after the daughter of his father, or the daughter of other gods to serve them. luis mother : and all the people shall say, 15 | But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt Amen.

not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy 23 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother- God, to observe to do all his commandments in-law: and all the people shall say, Amen. and his statutes which I command thee this

24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour day: that all these curses shall come upon secretly: and all the people shall say, Amen. thee, and overtake thee:

25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and an innocent person: and all the people shall cursed shalt thou be in the field. say, Amen.

17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. 26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the 13 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, words of this law to do them: and all the and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy people shall say, Amen.

kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. CHAP. XXVIII.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest 1 The blessings for obedience. 15 The curses for in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest disobedience,

out. ND it shall come to pass, if thou shalt 20 The LORD send upon thee cursing, LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his thy hand unto for to do, until thou be decommandments which I command thee this stroyed, and until thou perish quickly: beday: that the LORD thy God will set thee on cause of the wickedness of thy doings wherehigh above all nations of the earth:

by thou hast forsaken me. 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, 21 The LORD shall make the pestilence and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto cleave unto thee, until he have consumed the voice of the LORD thy God.

thee from off the land, whither thou goest to 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and bless-possess it. ed shalt thou be in the field.

22 The LORD shall smite thee with a con. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and I sumption, and with a fever, and with an in


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Plagues threatened

for disobedience. flammation, and with an extreme burning, nor gather the grapes : for the worms shall and with the sword, and with blasting, and eat them. with mildew: and they shall pursue thee 40 Thou shalt have olive-trees throughout until thou perish.

all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thy23 And thy heaven that is over thy head self with the oil: for thine olive shall cast shall be brass, and the earth that is under his fruit. thee shall be iron.

41° Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, 24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy but thou shalt not enjoy tiem : for they shall land powder and dust: from heaven shall go into captivity. it come down upon thee, until thou be de- 42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall stroyed.

the locust consume. 25 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten 43 The stranger that is within thee shall before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one get up above thee very high; and thou shalt way against them, and flee seven ways before come down very low. them; and shalt be removed into all the 44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not kingdoms of the earth.

lend to hiin: he shall be the head, and thou 26 And thy carcass shall be meat into all shalt be the tail. fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the 45 Moreover, all these curses shall come earth, and no man shall fray them away. upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and over

27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch take thee, till thou be destroyed : because of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou LORD thy God, to keep his commandments canst not be healed.

and his statutes which he commanded thee. 28 The LORD shall smite thee with mad- 16 And they shall be upon thee for a sign ness, and blindness, and astonishment of and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. heart :

47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy 29 And thou shalt grope at noon-day, as the God with joyfulness and with gladness of blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt heart, for the abundance of all things; not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be 48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no which the LORD shall send against thee, in man shall save thee.

hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and 30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another in want of all things: and he shall put a man shall lie with her: thou shalt build a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou destroyed thee. shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt uot gather 49 The LORD shall bring a nation against the grapes thereof.

thee from far, from the end of the earth, as 31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, swift as the eagle flieth, a nation whose and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass tongue thou shalt not understand ; shall be violently taken away from before thy 50 A nation of fierce countenance, which face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy shall not regard the person of the old, nor sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and shew favour to the young : thou shalt have none to rescue them.

51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, 32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be and the fruit of thy land, until thou be degiven unto another people, and thine eyes stroyed: which also shall not leave thee shall look, and fail with longing for them all either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of the day long: and there shall be no might in thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have thy hand.

destroyed thee. 33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, 52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat until thy high and fenced walls come down, up: and thou shalt be only oppressed and wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy crushed always :

land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy 34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of gates throughout all thy land which the LORD Chine eyes which thou shalt see.

thy God hath given thee. 35 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, 53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daugh. be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the ters which the LORD thy God hath given top of thy head.

thee, in the siege and in the straitness where36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king with thine enemies shall distress thee: which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation 54 So that the man that is tender among which neither thou nor thy fathers have you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil known; and there shalt thou serve other toward his brother, and toward the wife of gods, wood and stone.

his bosom, and toward the remnant of his 37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, children which he shall leave: a proverb, and a by-word, among all nations 55 So that he will not give to any of them whither the LORD shall lead thee.

of the flesh of his children whom he shall 38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the eat: because he hath nothing left him in the field, and shalt gather but little in : for the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine locust shall consume it.

enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates. 39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and dress 56 The tender and delicate woman among them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, I you, which would not adventure to set the


Curses for ilisobedience.

DEUTERONOMY. Moses e.chorteth to obedience. sole of her foot upon the ground for delicate-, of Moab, besides the covenant which he made ness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil to- with them in Horeb. ward the husband of her bosom, and toward 2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and her son, and toward her daughter,

said unto them, Ye have seen all that the 57 And toward her young one that cometh Lord did before your eyes in the land of out froin between her feet, and toward her Egypt unto Pharaoli, and unto all his serchildren which she shall bear: for she shall vants, and unto all his land; eat them for want of all things secretly in 3 The great temptations which thine eyes the siege and straitness wherewith thine ene- bave seen, the signs, and those great miracles: niy shall distress thee in thy gates.

4 Yet the LORD hath not given you a lieart 38 II thou wilt not observe to do all the to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to words of this law that are written in this book, hear, unto this day. that thou mayest fear this glorious and fear- 5 And I have led you forty years in the wil. ful name THE LORD THY GOD; derness: your clothes are not waxen old

59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, eren thy foot. great plagues, and of long continuance, and 6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might

60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee all know that I am the Lord your God. the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid 7 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon of; and they shall cleave unto thee. the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Ba

61 Also every sickness, and every plague shan, came out against us uuto battle, anci which is not written in the book of this law, we smote them : them will the Lord bring upon thee, until 8 And we took their land, and gave it for Hou be destroyed.

au inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to 02 And ye shall be left few in number, the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh. whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for 9 Keep therefore the words of this coveinultitude; because thou wouldest not obey nant, and do them, that ye may prosper in the voice of the LORD thy God.

all that ye do. 63 And it shall come to pass, that as the 10 Ye stand this day all of you before the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, 10 multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice your elders, and your officers, with all the over you to destroy you and to bring you to men of Israel, nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the 11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy land whither thou goest to possess it. stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer

64 And the LORD shail scatter thee among of thy wood, unto the drawer of thy water: all people from the one end of the earth even

12 That thou shouldest erter into covenant unto the other; and there thou shalt serve with the Lord thy God, and into his oath, other gods, which neither thou nor thy fa- which the LORD thy God maketh with thee viers have known, even wood and stone.

65 Aud among these nations shalt thou find 13 That he may establish thee to-day for a no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have people unto himself, and that he may be unto rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sor- as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abrarow of mind.

ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before 14 Neither with you only do I make this thee: and thou shalt fear day and night, and covenant and this oath ; shalt have none assurance of thy life:

15 But with him that standeth here with us 67 In the inorning thou shalt say, Would this day before the Lord our God, and also God it were even! and at even thou shalt with him that is not here with us this day : say, Would God it were morning! for the 16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the fear of thy heart wherewith thou shalt fear, land of Egypt; and how we came through and for the siglt of thive eyes which thou the nations which ye passed by; shalt see.

17 And ye have seen their abominations, 68 And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt and their idols, wood and stone, silver and again with ships, by the way whereof I spake gold, which were among them :) unto thee, Thou alt see it no more again:

18 Lest there should be among you man, or and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turnfor bond-men and bond-women, and no man eth away this day from the Lord our God, shall buy you.

to go and serve the gods of these vations; CHAP. XXIX.

lest there should be among you a root that 2 Moses exhorteth them to obedience, by the beareth gall and wormwood;

memory of the works they had seen. 10 All 19 And it come to pass, when he heareth are presented before the Lord to enter into his the words of this curse, that he bless himself covenant. 18 The great wrath on him that in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though flattereth himself in his wickedness. 29 Secret I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add things belong unto God.

drunkenness to thirst: are the words of the covenant 20 will not spare him, but then make with the children of Israel in the land smoke against that man, and all the curses

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Mercy promised the repentant. CHAP. XXX, XXXI. Life and death set before thein. that are written in this book shall lie upon thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love him, and the LORD shall blot out his name the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and from under heaven.

with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. 21 And the LORD shall separate him unto 7 And the LORD thy God will put all these evil out of all the tribes of İsrael according curses upon thine enemies, and on them that to all the curses of the covenant that are hate thee, which persecuted thee. written in this book of the law :

8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice 22 So that the generation to come of your of the Lord, and do all his commandments children that shall rise up after you, and the which I command thee this day. stranger that shall come from a far land, shall 9 And the Lord thy God will make thee say, when they see the plagues of that land, plenteous in every work of thy hand, in the and the sicknesses which the LORD hath fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, laid upon it;

and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the 23 And that the whole land thereof is brim-Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, stone, and salt, and burning, that it is not as he rejoiced over thy fathers: sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth 10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and the Lord thy God, to keep his coinmandGomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the ments and his statutes which are written in LORD overthrew in his angerand in his wrath: this book of the law, and if thou turn unto

24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore the LORD thy God with all thy heart and hath the LORD done thus unto this land ? with all thy soul. what meaneth the heat of this great anger?11 For this commandment which I com25 Then men shall say, Because they have mand thee this day, it is not hidden from forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of thee, neither is it far off. their fathers, which he made with them when 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest he brought them forth out of the land of say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and Egypt :

bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do 26 For they went and served other gods, it ? and worshipped them, gods whom they knew 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou not, and whom he had not given unto them: shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for

27 And the anger of the LORD was kindled us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, against this land, to bring upon it all the and do it ? curses t}iat are written in this book:

14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy 28 And the LORD rooted them out of their mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. land in anger and in wrath, and in great in. 15 9 See, I have set before thee this day dignation, and cast them into another land, life and good, and death and evil; as it is this day.

16 In that I command thee this day to love 29 The secrei things belong unto the LORD the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and our God: but those things which are reveal- to keep his commandments, and his statutes, ed belong unto us, and to our children for and his judgments, that thou mayest live and ever, that we may do all the words of this multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless

thee in the land whither thou goest to posCHAP. XXX.

sess it. 1 Great mercies promised unto the repentant. 17 But if thy heart turn away, so that thou

11 The commandment is manifest. 15 Life wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and and death are set before then.

worship other gods, and serve them; A

ND it shall come to pass, when all these 19 I denounce unto you this day, that ye

things are come upon thee, the blessing shall surely perish, and that ye shall not and the curse, which I have set before thee, prolong your days upon the land, whither and thou shalt call them to mind among all thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. the nations whither the LORD thy God hath 19 I call heaven and earth to record this day driven thee,

against you, that I have set before you life 2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God,) and death, blessing and cursing: therefore and shalt obey his voice according to all that choose life, that both thou and thy seed may I command thee this day, thou and thy chil- live: dren, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul; 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy

3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and that thou mayest cleave unto him (for he and will return and gather thee from all the is thy life, and the length of thy days) that nations whither the LORD thy God hath scat- thou mayest dwell in the land which the tered thee.

Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, 4 If any of thine be driven out unto the to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. utmost parts of heaven, from thence will the

CHAP. XXXI. LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence 1 Moses encourageth the people. Ho encou: will he fetch thee:

rageth Joshua. 9 He delivereth the law unte 5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee

the priests to read it in the seventh year to into the land which thy fathers possessed,

the people. 14 God giveth a charge to Joshua

19 and a song to testify against the people. and thou shalt possess it: and he will do thee

24 Moses delivereth the book of the law to the good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.

Levites to keep. 28 He maketh a protestation 6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise to the elders.


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