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Sundry feasts and offerings : LEVITICUS. The law of blasphemy.

29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall 2 Command the children of Israel, that not be amicted in that same day, he shall they bring unto thee pure oil-olive beaien be cut off from among his people. for the light, to cause the lamps to burn

30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth continually. any work in that same day, the same soul 3 Without the vail of the testimony, in will destroy from among his people. the tabernacle of the congregation, shall

31 Ye shall do no manner of work. 11 Aaron order it from the evening unto the shall be a statute for ever throughout your morning before the LORD continually : it generations in all your dwellings.

shall be a statute for ever in your genera32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, tions. and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth 4 He shall order the lamps upon the day of the month at even. from even unto pure candlestick before the LORD continueven, shall ye celebrate your sabbath. ally.

33 | And the Lord spake unto Moses, Š | And thou shalt take fine flour, and saying,

bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth34 Speak unto the children of Israel, deals shall be in one cake. saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh 6 And thou shalt set them in two rows, month shall be the feast of tabernacles for six on a row, upon the pure table before seven days unto the Lord.

the LORD. 35 On the first day shall be a holy con- 7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense vocation : ye shall do no servile work upon each row, that it may be on the bread therein.

for a memorial, even an offering made by 36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering fire unto the LORD. made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth 8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order day shall be a holy convocation unto you, before the LORD continually, being taken and ye shall offer an offering made by fire from the children of Israel by an everlastunto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly ; ing covenant. and ye shall do no servile work therein. 9 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons';

37 These are the feasts of the LORD, and they shall eat it in the holy place: for which ye shall proclaim to be holy convo- it is most holy unto him of the offerings of cations, to offer an offering made by fire the LORD made by fire by a perpetual staunto the LORD, a burnt-offering, and a tute. meat-offering, a sacrifice, and drink -offer- 10 And the son of an Israelitish woings, every thing upon his day: man, whose father was an Egyptian, went

38 Besides the sabbaths of the LORD, out among the children of Israel; and this and besides your gifts, and besides all son of the Israelitish woman and a man of your vows, and besides all your free-will- Israel strove together in the camp; offerings, which ye give unto the Lord. 11 And the Israelitish woman's son

39 Also in the fifteenth day of the blasphemed the name of the LORD, and seventh month, when ye have gathered in cursed: and they brought him unto Moses: the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the unto the LORD seven days: on the first day daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan :) shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day 12 And they put him in ward, that the shall be a sabbath.

mind of the LORD might be shewed them. 40 And ye shall take you on the first day 137 And the LORD spake unto Moses, the boughs of goodly trees, branches of saying, palm-trees, and the boughs of thick trees, 14 Bring forth him that hath cursed and willows of the brook; and ye shall re- without the camp; and let all that heard joice before the LORD your God seven days. him lay their hands upon his head, and let

41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the all the congregation stone him. LORD seven days in the year. It shall be 15 And thou shalt speak unto the chil. a statute for ever in your generations; ye dren of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth shall celebrate it in the seventh month. his God shall bear his sin.

42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; 16 And he that blasphemeth the name all that are Israelites born shall dwell in of the LORD, he shall surely be put to booths :

death, and all the congregation shall cer43 That your generations may know tainly stone him: as well the stranger, as that I made the children of Israel to dwell be that is born in the land, when he blasin booths, when I brought them out of the phemeth the name of the LORD, shall be land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. put to death.

44 And Moses declared unto the chil- 17 | And he that killeth any man shall dren of Israel the feasts of the Lord. surely be put to death. CHAP. XXIV.

18° 1 And he that killeth a beast shall ND ing,

19 And if a man cause a blemish in his

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The Jubilee.

Of oppression. neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be 13 In the year of this jubilee ye shall done unto him:

return every man unto his possession. 20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth 14 And if thou sell aught unto thy for tooth : as he hath caused a blemish in a neighbour, or buyest aught of thy neighman, so shall it be done to him again. bour's hand, ye shall not oppress one

21 And be that killeth a beast, he shall another: restore it: and he that killeth a man, he 15 According to the number of years shall be put to death.

after the jubilee, thou shalt buy of thy neigh22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as bour, and according unto the number of well for the stranger, as for one of your own years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee: country: for I am the LORD your God. 16 According to the multitude of years

23 | And Moses spake unto the children thou shalt increase the price thereof, and of Israel, that they should bring forth him according to the fewness of years thou that bad cursed out of the camp, and stone shalt diminish the price of it: for accordhim with stones: and the children of Israel ing to the number of the years of the fruits did as the LORD commanded Moses. doth he sell unto thee. CHAP. XXV.

17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one mount Sinai, ,

LORD God. 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 18 7 Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, şay unto them, When ye come into the and keep my judgments, and do them; land which I give you, then shall the land and ye shall dwell

in the land in safety. keep a sabbath unto the Lord.

19 And the land shall yield her fruit, 3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, in safety. and gather in the fruit thereof;

20 And if ye shall say, What shall we 4 But in the seventh year shall be a sab- eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not bath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for sow nor gather in our increase : the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, 21 Then I will command my blessing dos prune thy vineyard.

upon you in the sixth year, and it shall 5 That which groweth of its own accord bring forth fruit for three years. of thy harvest, thou shalt not reap, neither 22 And ye shall sow the eighth year, gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth for it is a year of rest unto the land. year;

until her fruits come in ye shall eat 6 And the sabbath of the land shall be of the old store. meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, 23 | The land shall not be sold for and for thy maid, and for thy hired ser- ever; for the land is mine, for ye are vant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth strangers and sojourners with me. with thee,

24 And in all the land of your possession 7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast ye shall grant a redemption for the land. that are in thy land, shall all the increase 25 T If thy brother be waxen poor, and thereof be meat.

hath sold away some of his possession, and 8 ! And thou shalt number seven sab-if any of his kin come to redeem it, then baths of years unto thee, seven times seven shall be redeem that which his brother sold. years; and the space of the seven sabbaths 26 And if the man have none to redeem of years shall be unto thee forty and nine it, and himself be able to redeem it; years.

27 Then let him count the years of the 9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the jubilee to sound, on the tenth day of the man to whom he sold it; that he may the seventh month, in the day of atone- return unto his possession. ment shall ye make the trumpet sound 28 But if he be not able to restore it to throughout all your land.

him, then that which is sold shall remain 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, in the band of him that hath bought it until and proclaim liberty throughout all the the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall go out, and he shall return unto his shall be a jubilee unto you; and

ye shall possession. return every man unto his possession, and 29 | And if a man sell a dwelling-house ye shall return every man unto his family. in a walled city, then he may redeem it

11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be within a whole year after it is sold : within unto you; ye sball not sow, neither reap a full year may be redeem it. that which groweth of itself in it, nor ga- 30 And if it be not redeemed within the ther the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. space of a full year, then the house that is

12 For it is the jubilee ; it shall be holy in the walled city shall be established for unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof everto him that bought it, throughout bisgeout of the field.

nerations: it shall not go out in the jubilee

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A blessing promised. 31 But the houses of the villages which wax rich by thee, and thy brother that bave no walls round about them, shall be dwelleth by him was poor, and sell him, counted as the fields of the country: they self unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, may be redeemed, and they shall go out in or to the stock of the stranger's family: the jubilee.

48 After that he is sold he may be re32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Le- deemed again ; one of his brethren may vites, and the houses of the cities of their redeem him: possession, may the Levites redeem at 49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son

may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin 33 And if a man purchase of the Le- unto him of his family may redeem him; vites, then the house that was sold, and the or if he be able, he may redeem himself. city of his possession sball go out in the 50 And he shall reckon with him that year of jubilee ; for the houses of the cities bought him, from the year that he was sold of the Levites are their possession among to him, unto the year of jubilee: and the the children of Israel.

price of his sale shall be according unto 34 But the field of the suburbs of their the number of years, according to the time cities may not be sold, for it is their per- of a hired servant shall it be with him. petual possession.

51 If there be yet many years behind, 35 | And if thy brother be waxen poor, according unto them he shall give again and fallen in decay with thee; then thou the price of his redemption out of the shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stran- money that he was bought for. ger, or a sojourner; that he may live with 52 And if there remain but few years thee,

unto the year of jubilee, then he shall count 36 Take thou no usury of him, or in- with him, and according unto his years crease ; but fear thy God; that thy brother shall he give him again the price of his remay live with thee.

demption. 37 Thou shalt not give him thy money 53 And as a yearly hired servant shall upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for be be with him: and the other shall not increase.

rule with rigour over him in thy sight. 38 I am the LORD your God, which 54 And if he be not redeemed in these brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, years, then he shall go out in the year of to give you the land of Canaan, and to be jubilee, both he, and his children with him.

55 For unto me the children of Israel 39. And if thy brother that dwelleth by are servants, they are my servants whom thee be waxen poor, and be sold unt) thee; ! brought forth out of the land of Egypt: thou shalt not compel him to serve as a I am the LORD your God. bond-servant:

CHAP. XXVI. 40 But as a hired servant, and as a so- E shall make you no idols nor graven journer he shall be with thee, and shall image, neither rear you up a standing serve thee unto the year of jubilee: image, neither shah ye set up any image

41 And then shall he depart from thee, of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: both be and his children with him, and for I am the LORD your God. shall return unto his own family, and unto 2 T Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and rethe possession of his fathers shall be return. verence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

42 For they are my servants which I 3 If ye walk in my statutes and keep brought forth out of the land of Egypt; my commandments, and do them; they shall not be sold as bond-men. 4 Then I willgive you rain in due season,

43 Thou shalt not rule over him with and the land shall yield her increase, and rigour, but shalt fear thy God.

the trees of the field shall yield their fruit: 44 Both thy bond-men, and thy bond- 5 And your threshing shall reach unto maids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the the vintage, and the vintage shall reach heathen that are round about you; of them unto the sowing-time; and ye sball eat shall ye buy bond-men and bond-maids. your bread to the full, and dwell in your

45 Moreover, of the children of the stran- land safely. gers that do sojourn among you, of them 6 And I will give peace in the land, and shall ye buy, and of their families that are ye shall lie down, and none shall make you with you, which they begat in your land : afraid : and I will rid evil beasts out of and they shall be your possession. the land, neither shall the sword go through

46 And ye shall take them as an in- your land. heritance for your children after you, to in- 7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and herit them for a possession, they shall be they shall fall before you by the sword. your bond-men for ever : but over your 8. And five of you shall chase a hun. brethren the children of Israel, ye shall dred, and a hundred of you shall put ten not rule one over another with rigour. thousand to flight: and your enemies shall

47 | And if a sojourner or a stranger fall before you by the sword.

your God.


Plagues threatened


for disobedience. 9 For I will have respect unto you, and you your bread again by weight : and ye make you fruitful, and multiply you, and shall eat and not be satisfied. establish my covenant with you.

27 And if ye will not for all this heark. 10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring en unto me, but walk contrary unto me; forth the old because of the new.

28 Then I will walk contrary unto you 11 And I will set my tabernacle among also in tury; and I, even I, will chastise you: and my soul shall not abhor you. you seven times for your sins.

12 And I will walk among you, and will 29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your be your God, and ye shall be my people. sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall

13 I am the LORD your God, which ye eat. brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, 30 And I will destroy your high places, that ye should not be their bond-inen, and and cut down your images, and cast your I have broken the bands of your yoke, and carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, made you go upright.

and my soul shall abhor you. 14 | But if ye will not hearken unto 31 And I will make your cities waste, me, and will not do all these command- and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, ments;

and I will not smell the savour of your 15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, sweet odours. or if your soul abhor my judgments, so 32 And I will bring the land into desothat ye will not do all my commandments, lation : and your enemies which dwell but that ye break my covenant :

therein shall be astonished at it. 16 I also will do this unto you, I will 33 And I will scatter you among the even appoint over you terror, consump- heathen, and will draw out a sword after tion, and the burning ague, that shall con- you: and your land shall be desolate, and sume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart : your cities waste. and ye sball sow your seed in vain; for 34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabe your enemies shall eat it.

baths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye 17 And I will set my face against you, be in your enemies' land; even then shall and ye shall be slain before your enemies: the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths. they that hate you shall reign over you, 35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall and ye sball flee when none pursueth you. rest; because it did not rest in your sab

18 And if ye will not yet for all this baths, when ye dwelt upon it. hearken unto me, then I will punish you 36 And upon them that are left alive of seven times more for your sins.

you, I will send a faintness into their 19 And I will break the pride of your hearts in the lands of their enemies; and power; and I will make your heaven as the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase iron, and your earth as brass :

them; and they shall fee, as fleeing from 26 And your strength shall be spent in a sword; and they shall fall, when none vain: for your land shall not yield her in- pursueth. crease, neither shall the trees of the land 37 And they shall fall one upon anoyield their fruits.

ther, as it were before a sword, when 21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, none pursueth: and ye shall have no power and will not hearken unto me, I will bring to stand before your enemies. seven times more plagues upon you ac- 38 And ye shall perish among the hea. cording to your sins.

then, and the land of your enemies shall 22 I will also send wild beasts among eat you up. you, which shall rob you of your children, 39 And they that are left of


shall and destroy your cattle, and make you pine away in their iniquity in your enefew in number, and your high-ways shall mies' lands; and also in the iniquities of be desolate.

their fathers shall they pine away with them. 23 And if ye will not be reformed by 40 f If they shall confess their iniquime by these things, but will walk contra- ty, and the iniquity of their fathers, with ry unto me;

their trespass which they trespassed against 24 Then will I also walk contrary un-me, and that also they have walked conto you, and will punish you yet seven trary unto me; times for your sins.

41 And that I also have walked contrary 25 And I will bring a sword upon you, unto them, and have brought them into the that shall avenge the quarrel of my cove- land of their enemies; it then their uncirDant: and when ye are gathered together cumcised hearts be humbled, and they then within your cities, I will send the pesti- accept of the punishment of their iniquity : lence among you: and ye shall be deli- 42 Then will I remember my covenant vered into the hand of the enemy. with Jacob, and also my covenant with

26 And wben I have broken the staff of Isaac, and also my covenant with Abrayour bread, ten women shall bake your ham will I remember; and I will remem. bread in one oven, and they shall deliver ber the land.

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LEVITICUS. Sanctifying houses and fields. 43 The land also shall be left of them, the LORD, then he shall present the beast and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she before the priest : lieth desolate without them: and they 12 And the priest shall value it, wheshall accept of the punishment of their in-ther it be good or bad: as thou valuest it iquity; because, even because they de- who art the priest, so shall it be. spised my judgments, and because their 13 But if he will at all redeem it, then soul abhorred my statutes.

he shall add a fifth part thereof unto thy 44 And yet for all that, when they be estimation. in the land of their enemies, I will not 14 1 And when a man shall sanctify his cast them away, neither will I abhor them, house to be holy unto the LORD, then the to destroy them utterly, and to break my priest shall estimate it, whether it be good covenant with them: for I am the LORD or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, their God.

so shall it stand. 45 But I will for their sakes remember 15 And if he that sanctified it will redeem the covenant of their ancestors, whom I his house, then he shall add the fifth part brought forth out of the land of Egypt in of the money of thy estimation unto it, and the sight of the heathen, that I might be it shall be his. their God: I am the LORD.

16 | And if a man shall sanctify unto 46 These are the statutes, and judg- the LORD some part of a field of his posments, and laws, which the LORD made session, then thy estimation shall be acbetween him and the children of Israel in cording to the seed thereof: a homer of mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

barley seed skall be valued at fifty sbekels CHAP. XXVII.

of silver.

17 If he sanctify his field from the year ing

of jubilee, according to thy estimation it 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, shall stand. and say unto them, When a man shall 18 But if he sanctify his field after the make a singular vow, the persons shall be jubilee, then the priest shall reckon unto for the LORD, by thy estimation. him the money according to the years that

3 And thy estimation shall be, of the remain, even unto the year of the jubilee, male from twenty years old even unto six- and it shall be abated from thy estimation. ty years old, even thy estimation shall be 19 And if he that sanctified the field fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of will in any wise redeem it, then he shall the sanctuary:

add the fifth part of the money of thy es4 And if it be a female, then thy estima- timation unto it, and it shall be assured to tion shall be thirty shekels.

him. 5 And if it be from five years old even 20 And if he will not redeem the field, unto twenty years old, then thy estimation or if he have sold the field to another man, shall be of the male twenty shekels, and it shall not be redeemed any more. for the female ten shekels.

21 But the field, when it goeth out in 6 And if it be from a month old even the jubilee, shall be holy unto the LORD, unto five years old, then thy estimation as a field devoted: the possession thereof shall he of the male five shekels of silver, shall be the priest's. and for the female thy estimation shall be 22 And if a man sanctify unto the LORD three shekels of silver.

a field which he hath bought, which is not 7 And if it be from sixty years old and of the fields of his possession ; above; if it be a male, then thy estimation 23 Then the priest shall reckon unto shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female him the worth of thy estimation, even unto ten shekels.

the year of the jubilee: and he shall give 8 But if he be poorer than thy estima-thine estimation in that day, as a holy tion, then he shall present himself before thing unto the LORD. the priest, and the priest shall value him : 24 In the year of the jubilee the field according to his ability that vowed shall shall return unto him of whom it was bought, the priest value him.

even to him to whom the possession of the 9'T And if it be a beast whereof men land did belong: bring an offering unto the LORD, all that 25 And all thy estimations shall be ac. any man giveth of such unto the LORD cording to the shekel of the sanctuary : shall be holy:

twenty gerahs shall be the shekel. 10 He shall not alter it, nor change it, 26 Only the firstling of the beasts, which a good for a bad, or a bad for a good and should be the LORD's firstling, no man if he shall at all change beast for beast, shall sanctify it; whether it be ox, or then it and the exchange thereof shall be sheep: it is the Lord's. holy.

21 And if it be of an unclean beast, then 11 And if it be any unclean beast, of he shall redeem it according to thine estiwhich they do not offer a sacrifice unto mation, and shall add a fifth part of it there

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