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as also their suits, in thy prayers; and report God's answers back again to them.

XVIII. 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thce so, then thou shalt be able to endure.

If thou shalt do this thing, which yet I would not draw thee unto, without the good liking and approbation of God, then thou shalt be able to sustain this burden.

XIX. 3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain.

But Moses went up the hill unto God, whose voice had called to him, and bidden him to ascend.

XIX. 4 And how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

And how I carried you, as it were, aloft, above the reach of all dangers, like as an eagle carrieth her young ones, supporting and helping them with her wings.

XIX. 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.

Ye shall be, in a special manner, a people devoted peculiarly to my worship.

XIX. 10 Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes.

Go to the people, and, by due preparation, set them apart these two days, for their holy appearance before me; and, in a representation of that inward cleanness which I require of them, let them wash their very clothes, which they brought with them out of Egypt.

XIX. 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about. And thou shalt set limits unto the people, how far they shall go, and how near they shall dare to come to the hill.

XIX. 13 When the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

When the trumpet, which the angel shall sound to call the people, shall sound long, then shall the people go up towards the mountain, unto the place limited unto them.

XIX. 15 Come not at your wives.

Set yourselves apart from your wives, for a time; that your hearts may not be distracted with any carnal delight, now that they are to be fixed upon God.

XIX. 22 And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.

And let those, which do the office of the priesthood, namely the firstborn of the families, who are wont to offer sacrifices to God, see that they specially be devoutly and holily prepared for this great appearance of God.

XX. 5 For I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

I am so affected to you my people, as a loving husband to his wife, whom he cannot endure to set her affections upon any other; where I see, therefore, a succession of iniquity from the fathers to children, both which hate to be reformed, I punish it not only eternally in themselves, but temporally in many generations after them.

XX. 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Honour those, which are any way set over thee, and give them due reverence and obedience, for conscience sake; that God may give thee a long and happy life, in this thy promised land upon earth, and an eternal life, figured by the other, in that true land of rest, which is above.

XX. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, &c.

Thou shalt not entertain so much as the very first motions of unlawful desires, towards ought that is thy neighbour's, &c. but shalt rest well contented with thy own.

XX. 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver.

You shall not make, in competition with me, gods of silver, &c. XX. 24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen.

Until the time of your settling, and the set residence of God in his tabernacle and temple, you shall only make your altars of earth, that may not continue: and thereon, in a homely manner, shall you offer all your sacrifices; whether those, which you offer up in acknowledgment of the sovereignty of God; or those, which you offer in suit of further favour, or thankfulness for a favour received.

XXI. 1 Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.

Now these are the civil or judicial laws, which thou shalt appoint for the government of the Israelites.

XXI. 2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Howsoever thou keep a servant of the Gentiles in a perpetual bondage, yet thou shalt not have that power over a Hebrew; but in the year of liberty and intermission, which is the seventh year, thou shalt release him, without any composition.

XXI. 4 If his master have given him a wife.

If his Master, upon his own liking or desire, shall allow him to marry with a foreigner, which is his maidservant.

XXI. 6 And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.

His master shall bore through his ear, to the door; whether as a reproachful mark of his perpetual servitude; or, as a signification of his fastening himself unto that house, so as he will not nor may pass from it, without the liking of his master.


XXI. 7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.

Likewise, if a man sell his daughter, as yet under age, with intention that she should marry him that buys her, if she be dismissed, it shall be upon better conditions, than an ordinary servant.

XXI. 8 If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed, &c.

If she please not her master, so far as that he betroths her to himself, then shall he suffer another, one of her friends, to redeem her of him; but he shall have no power to sell her to a stranger, seeing he hath deceived her expectation of marrying him.

XXI. 9 He shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. He shall so deal with her, in giving her to marriage, as if she had been a free woman.

XXI. 11 And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money.

But if he do not allow unto her food, raiment, and house-room convenient for her, then shall she go out free, at the time of liberty, or of such his denial, upon judgment, without any repayment of the money for which she was sold.

XXI. 13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand.

If a man have not laid wait for another, but casually, without any purpose of his, shall by God's disposition do some act, which might procure the death of another.

XXI. 21 He shall not be punished: for he is his money.

For he bought him with his money; therefore, not purposely striking him to kill him, he shall not be punished; since he is already punished in his loss.

XXII. 2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die.

If a thief be found breaking into thy house by night, and be smit. ten in the act by thee unto death.

XXII. 11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both. They shall be put to swear by the name of God, &c.

XXII. 25 If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer.

If thou lend money to an Israelite, those especially which are poor and borrow upon need, thou shalt not take any increase for the use of it.

XXII. 26 If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge. If thou take of thy poor neighbour any of his necessary raiment, whether for the day or night, as a pledge for money borrowed of


XXII. 29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe. fruits, and of thy liquors.

Of all kind of thy fruits, whether dried in their kind or strained into liquor, thou shalt pay duly thy tithes and first-fruits unto God.

XXII. 31 Neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field.

Neither shall you eat any part of that beast, which was torn in pices by any other beast, whether clean or unclean.

XXIII. 1 Put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighttous witness.

Thou shalt not give thine assistance or countenance unto a wicked man, in a false testimony.

XXIII. 3 Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause. Thou shalt not suffer the regard of poverty itself, to make thee partial in a case of judgment.

XXIII. 7 The innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Thou shalt not pronounce a sentence of death upon an innocent man: for if thou do, and herein deal wickedly, howsoever thou mayest escape the censure of men, yet my judgment thou shalt

not escape.

XXIII. 8 And thou shalt take no gift.

Thou shalt not take any bribe, to draw thee unto partiality in any


XXIII. 13 And make no mention of the names of other gods. Ye shall not, with any approbation, so much as mention the names of other gods.

XXIII. 17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.

Three times in the year shall all thy men children, of sufficient age, whether bond or free, present themselves in the place of God's public service, which is his tabernacle.

XXIII. 18 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread.

During these solemn times of sacrificing unto me, ye shall not eat any leavened bread.

XXIII. 19 Thou shalt not seeth a kid in his mother's milk.

Thou shalt not be so cruel in thine oblations, as to seeth a kid, in that milk of the dam, which was given it for nourishment. XXIII. 21 For my name is in him.

Because my power and divinity is in him.


XXIII. 28 And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. And, that I may herein approve myself the God of Hosts, I will, by small means, confound thine adversaries; for, as I afflicted the Egyptians with frogs and lice, so will I vex the Canaanites with hornets, which shall sting them to death, &c.

XXIII. 31 And from the desert unto the river.

From the wilderness of Sur, unto the great river Euphrates.

XXIV. 4 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD.

And Moses wrote all these words of the Lord, which concern either the civil government of the Jews, or the ceremonies of God's service.

XXIV. 5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel. And he sent some chosen young men, of the firstborn of the several tribes, which offered, &c.

XXIV. 7 And he took the book of the covenant.

After Moses took the book, wherein he had written that covenant betwixt God and his people, in the judicial and ceremonial laws. XXIV. 8 Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you.

Behold that blood, whereby the covenant made betwixt God and you is signified to be confirmed.

XXIV. 10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

And they saw some visible signs of the presence of God; and at the lower part of that brightness, there was a clear shining blue pavement, as it were of sapphire, or like to a sky when it is clear. XXIV. 11 They also saw God, and did eat and drink. They saw God, in these signs of his manifestation; and in health and soundness of body.

XXV. 5 And shittim wood.



Of a precious and durable wood, which grows not far from Sinai. XXV. 16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.

So thou shalt put into the ark the two tables of the law, which I shall give thee, as a witness of my covenant with my people.

XXV. 17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold. Thou shalt make a cover for the ark of pure gold; which shall serve also as an oracle, from which God shall give answers to thee, upon all occasions.

XXV. 23 Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood. Now in the outward sanctuary also, thou shalt make a table of costly and sweet wood.

XXV. 30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.

And thou shalt set upon the table twelve loaves of bread, which, because they shall be ever presented before my face, are termed justly, The bread of presence.

XXVI. 2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits.

The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, that so ten may be for the breadth of the roof of the tent, and nine, on each side, may hang down, within one cubit of the ground, &c.

XXVI. 7 And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle.

Also thou shalt make another rank of curtains, of a meaner value, namely of goats' hair woven into cloth, &c.

XXVI. 14 And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins died red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.

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