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Triumphant Song of Israel.

The waters of Marah sweetened. over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which a thou hast purchased.

EXODUS, XV. the waters may come again upon the | B. C. 1491. Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them: there remained not so much as one of them.

29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. 31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses. CHAPTER XV.

THEN sang Moses and the children_of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

a Ps. 74. 2.
Ac. 20. 28.

Ps. 44. 2.
Ps. 78. 54.
& shook off.
d Ps. 146. 10.

Da. 4. 3.

e chap.15.10.
Ps. 78. 53.

106. 11.

f Ju. 11. 34.
2 Sa. 6. 5.
Ps. 68. 25.
81. 2.
150. 4.

17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in; in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.

18 The LORD shall reignd for ever and ever. 19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them: but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.

20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

y hand.
verse 1. 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing
h chap. 4. 13. ye to the LORD, for be hath triumphed
19. 9. gloriously; the horse and his rider hath
John 2. 11. he thrown into the sea.

i Ju. 5. 1.
2 Sa. 22. 1.
Ge. 16. 7.
Ps. 106. 12.

1 Nu. 33. 8.
m Ps. 18. 2.

27.1. 62.6.

118. 14. Is. 12. 2.

2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an" habitation; ; my father's God, and I will exalt him. & that is, 3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.

Ru. 1. 20.
n 1Ki.8.13,27.
• Ps. 24. 8.
45. 3.
Re. 19. 11.

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6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, Or LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy,

7 And in the greatness of thine" excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them" as stubble.

8 And with the blast of" thy nostrils the waters were gathered together: the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.

14 The people shall hear, and be afraid sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.

2 Ki. 2. 21. 4. 41. a Ps.118.15,16 De. 33. 26.

Ps. 68. 33.

De. 28.27,60

t Ps. 41. 4.
103. 3.

u Ps. 59. 13.
Is. 5. 24.
47. 14.
Mat. 3. 12.

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2 Sa. 22. 16.

Job 4.9.

2 Th. 2.8.
Nu. 33. 10.
or, re-


* Eze. 30. 15.
chap. 14.21.
Ps. 147. 18.
Is. 40. 18.
nor, mighty


a chap. 15.24.
Ps. 106. 25.
1 Co. 10. 10.
Is. 63. 13.

c Nu. 11.4, 5.
d Ps. 78. 24.

O the portion
of a day in
his day.

e De. 8. 16.
Jos. 5. 1.

15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trem- De. 2. 25. bling shall take hold upon them: all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.

16 Fear and dread shalls fall upon them: by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass

11. 25. Jos. 2. 9.

1 Sa. 25. 37. iverse 22.

22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea; and they went out into the wilderness of* Shur: and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called & Marah.

24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into "the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,

26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.


AND they took their journey from Elim," and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full! for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will raind bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.

5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.

Manna rained from Heaven.

EXODUS, XVII. The Israelites murmur for Water.

6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt;

7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?

8 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him and what are we? your murmurings are not against us,d but against the LORD.

9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD; for he hath heard your murmurings.

10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God. 13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.

14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.

15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating; an omer y for every man, according to the number of your persons: take ye every man for them which are in his tents.


17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack: they gathered every man accord ing to his eating.

19 And Moses said, Let no man" leave of it till the morning.

20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank and Moses was wroth with them.

21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.

23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you, to be kept until the morning.

24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink,

B. C. 1491.

a ch. 20.9, 10.

b verse 10. chap. 40.34.

neither was there any worm therein.

25 And Moses said, Eat that to day, for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.

26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on Nu. 14. 10. the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.

c Nu. 14. 11.

2 Ki. 17. 14. Ps.78.10,22. 106. 13. Je. 9. 6.

Eze. 5. 6.

d1 Sa. 8. 7. Mat. 10. 40.

Lu. 10. 16. e Nu. 16. 16. ƒ Nu. 11. 7, 8. Nu. 14. 10. 1 Ki. 8. 10. verse 7.

i He. 9. 4.

Nu. 11. 31.

Ps.78.27..31 105. 40. chap. 25.16. Nu. 1. 50.

17. 10. 1 Ki. 8. 9.

m Nu. 33. 38. De. 8. 2, 3.

Ne. 9. 21. John 6.31,49 Jos. 5. 12.

Ne. 9. 15.


is this? or,
It is a por-

over. 31, 33.
Nu. 11. 7.
De. 8. 3, 16.
Jos. 5. 12.
Ne. 9. 15.
Ps. 78. 24.
105. 40.
John 6. 31,
49, 58.

1 Co. 10. 3.
He. 9. 4.

Re. 2. 17.

y by the poll,
or, head.

a chap. 16. 1.

& souls.
r Nu. 20.3, 4.
2 Co. 8. 15.

t De. 6. 16.
95.8, 9.

Is. 7. 12.
Mat. 4. 7.

1 Co. 10. 9.
u Mat. 6. 34.
1 Sa. 30. 6.
John 8. 59.

10. 31.

Ac. 7. 59.
14. 19.

w chap. 7. 20.
* Ps. 105. 41.
114. 8.

1 Co. 10. 4.
y ch. 20. 8;
31.15; 35.3.
Ge. 2. 3.
Le. 23. 3.

Si. e. Temp


ni. e. chiding, or, strife.

z verse 20.

27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.

28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?

29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days: abide ye every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.

30 So the people rested on the seventh day. 31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

32 And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.

33 And Moses said unto Aaron, iTake a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.

34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up' before the Testimony, to be kept.

35 And the children of Israel did cat mannam forty years, until they came to a land inhabited: they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders" of the land of Canaan.

36 Now an omer? is the tenth part of an ephah.


AND all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

2 Wherefore the people did chide" with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide_ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?

4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone" me.

5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go:

6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

The defeat of Amalek.

EXODUS, XVIII. Jethro's visit and counsel to Moses. in law before God.

8 Then came a Amalek, and fought | B. C. 1491. with Israel in Rephidim.

9 And Moses said unto B Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur, went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side: and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it SJEHOVAH-nissi :

16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. CHAPTER XVIII. WHEN Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt,

2 Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

3 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:

4 And the name of the other was Eliezer; For the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.

5 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the" mount of God:

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.

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7 And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him: and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.

8 And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD? delivered them.

a Ge. 36. 12. Nu. 24. 20. De. 12. 7.

1 Ch. 29. 22.

1 Co. 10. 21. B called Jesus, Ac. 7. 45. He. 4. 8.

c Nu. 15. 34. 27.5.

De. 17. 8, 9. y a man and his fellow. &fading thou wilt

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De. 1. 9, 12.

e Nu. 24. 20.

De. 25. 19. fchap.20.19.

De. 5. 5. Ši. e. the LORD my banner,

Ps. 60. 4.

nor, Because the hand

of Amalek is against the throne of the LORD, therefore,


the hand upon the throne of the LORD. g De. 4. 1.

6. 1, 2.

Ne. 9. 14.

chap. 2. 16. i De.1.15..17.

16. 18.

2 Sa. 23. 3. Job 29. 16.

31. 13. ki.e. a stranger there.

i.e. my

GOD is an help.

Nu. 11. 17.

71 Sa. 8. 7. m Ge. 30. 25. chap.3.1,12. • Ge. 29. 13.



μ peace.


13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.

14 And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?

15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God:

16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between Yone and another; and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

17 And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

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

20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

21 Moreover, thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness: and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

22 And let them judge the people at all seasons and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burdenk with thee.

23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command' thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go tom their place in peace.

24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.

25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

27 And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his own land. CHAPTER XIX. IN the third month, when the children 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good-vfound them. of Israel were gone forth out of the land ness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the had 4 Ps. 106. 43. of Egypt, the same day came they into

of the Egyptians.

10 And Jethro said," Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly" he was above them.

12 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father

107. 2.

r Ro. 12. 15.

& Nu. 33. 15. tchap.17.1,8. "2 Sa. 18. 28.

Lu. 1. 68.

v Ps. 95. 3. 97.9.

w Job 40. 11.

Da. 4. 37.
chap. 7, &c.
De. 32. 11.

Is. 40. 31.

the wilderness of Sinai.

2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.

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

5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then

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ye shall be a peculiara treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine. 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

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.

9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. 10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, 11 And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

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 touchethr the mount shall be surely put to death:

13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the Y trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

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.

16 And it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the campy trembled.

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.

18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon ite in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19 And when the voice the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses' spake, and God answered him by a voice.


20 And the LORD came down 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.

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

23 And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.

24 And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down; and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee; but let not the priests and the people break through

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The Ten Commandments.

come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.

25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.


Ps. 135. 4. AND God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of ẞ bondage.

43.1. Tit. 2. 14.

Re.1.6; 5.10

c De. 5. 4, &c.

d Le. 26. 13.

Ps. 81. 10.

B servants.
e2 Ki. 17. 35.

Je. 25. 6.
Mat. 4. 10.

chap. 24. 3. De. 5.27..29 Jos. 24. 24.

Ne. 10. 29.

Le. 26. 1. chap. 20.21.

De. 4. 16.

24. 15, 16. De. 4. 11. Ps. 18.11,12

Is. 19. 1.


Jos. 23. 7.

Is. 44.15,19.

k Jos. 24. 19. Na. 1. 2. Le. 11. 44.

m chap. 34.7. Nu. 14. 18. Job 21. 19. Je. 2. 9.

32. 18. n De. 7. 9.

Ro. 11. 28. r Le. 19. 12.

o ver. 16, 18.

De. 28. 58. q Le. 24. 16.

Ps. 139. 20. He. 12. 20. $ ch.31.13,14.

Is. 58. 13.

yor, cornet.
Le. 23. 3.

Eze. 20. 12.

Ne.13.15, 19

v1 Sa.21.4, 5.
Joel 2. 16.

w Ge. 2. 2, 3.
De. 27. 16.

Pr. 1. 8.
Je. 35.18,19
Mat.15.4, 6.
Ep. 6. 2.

He. 12. 21.

z Ge. 9. 6.

a Mat.5.27,28
19. 18.
Ro. 13. 9.

Ep. 4. 28.
1 Th. 4. 6.
Ps. 52. 3, 5.

Re. 22. 15.
d Hab. 2.9.
Ro. 7. 7.

1 Co. 6.10.
Col. 3. 5.
e De. 4. 11.
Ju. 5. 5.
Ps. 68. 8.
Hab. 3. 3.
ƒ Ne. 9. 13.
& contest.

g chap.33.20.
1 Sa. 6. 19.


3 Thou shalt have no other gods before 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 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;

6 And shewing mercy" unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

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:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do anyt work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, 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.


17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.

19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be 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.

22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.

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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: in all places where I record my name" I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.


B. C. 1491.

a 2 Ch. 7. 16.
Mat. 18. 20.

b verse 30.

De. 16. 18.

B build
them with
Le. 24. 20.

De. 19. 21.
Mat. 5. 38.

d Ep. 6. 9.

Now these are the judgments which De. 6. 1.

thou shalte set before them.

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

3 If he came in 7 by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

4 If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

5 And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:

6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.

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

8 If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell" her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

9 And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.

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

11 And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money. 12 He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place" whither he shall flee.

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.

18 And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:

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.

20 And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely & punished.

21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished:

f Col. 4. 1.

De. 15. 12. Je. 34.8..17. y with his body.

h Ge. 9. 5.

& saying

shall say.


Pr. 13. 8.

Ne. 5. 5.

I ver. 2, 3.

be evil in the eyes of mZec. 11. 12,

13. Mat. 26. 15.

Phi. 2. 7.

n De. 21. 14.

• Mal. 2.14,15
ch. 22. 6, 14.

q 1 Co. 7. 5.

for he is his money.

Judicial laws.

22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow; he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay 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 smited 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.

27 And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

28 If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die; then the ox shall 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 horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.

30 If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give, for the ransom of his life, whatsoever is laid upon him.

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 manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirtym 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 it, Nu.35.30,31 and an ox or an ass fall therein;

r Le. 24. 17.


Mat. 26. 52.
verse 29.

u Nu. 35. 11.

De. 19. 4, 5.

nor, goat.
Nu. 15. 30.

"2 Sa. 12. 6.

Pr. 6. 31.
Lu. 19. 8.
* Job 24. 14.
Joel 2. 9.

Mat. 24. 43.
Ge. 9. 6.

1 Ki.2.29..34
Nu. 35. 27.

a 1 Ti. 1. 9.

34 The owner of the pit shall make it? good, and give money unto the owner of that he die, then they shall sell the live them; and the dead beast shall be his.

35 And if one man's ox hurt another's,

ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead or also they shall divide.

36 Or if it be known that the ox hath

used to push in time past, and his owner
hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay
ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.

a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep,
and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five
oxen for an ox, and four" sheep for a sheep.
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 Re.18. 12, 13 make full restitution: if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

c De. 24. 7.

eor, revileth.
d Pr. 20. 20,

30. 11, 17.

Mat. 15. 4.

e Je. 16. 18.
Re. 18. 6.

Kor, his

λhis ceas-

Schap. 21.34.

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

5 If a man shall cause a field or vine

yard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.

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.

7 If a man shall deliver unto his

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