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The Sabbath appointed for rest. CHAP. XVII. Moses smites the rock in Horeb.
17 And the children of Israel did so, |Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to and gathered, some more, some less.
18 And when they did mete it with an 35 And the children of Israel did eat omer, be that gathered much had nothing manna forty years, until they came to a over, and be that gathered little had no land inhabited : they did eat manna, until lack: they gathered every man according they came unto the borders of the land of to his eating.
Canaan. 19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of 36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an it till the morning.
ephah. 20 Notwithstanding, they hearkened
CHAP. XVII. not unto Moses ; but some of them left of Adren of Israel journeyed from the wilit until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them. derness of Sin, after their journeys, accord.
21 And they gathered it every morning, ing to the commandment of ihe LORD, every man according to bis eating : and and pitched in Rephidim: and there was when the sun waxed hot it melted. no water for the people to drink.
22 And it came to pass, that on the 2 Wherefore the people did chide with sixth day they gathered twice as much Moses, and said, Give us water that we bread, two omers for one man : and all the may drink. And Moses said unto them, rulers of the congregation came and told Why chide ye with me ? wherefore do ye Moses.
tempt the LORD ? 23 And he said unto them, This is that 3 And the people thirsted there for which the LORD bath said, To-morrow is water; and the people murmured against the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that bake that which ye will bake to-day, and thou hast brought us up out of Egypt to kill seethe that ye will seethe ; and that which us and our children and our cattle with remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept thirst? until the morning
4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, say24 And they laid it up till the morning, ing, What shall I do unto this people ! as Moses bade: and it did not stink, nei- they be almost ready to stone me. ther was there any worm therein.
6 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on 25 And Moses said, Eat that to-day ; before the people, and take with thee of for to-day is a sabbath unto the LORD; to-the elders of Israel: and thy rod, whereday ye shall not find it in the field. with thou smotest the river, take in thine
26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on hand, and go. the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there it there shall be none.
upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt 27 | And it came to pass, that there smite the rock, and there shall come water went out some of the people on the seventh out of it, that the people may drink. And day for to gather, and they found none. Moses did so in the sight of the elders of
28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How Israel. long refuse ye to keep my commandments 7 And he called the name of the place and my laws ?
Massah, and Meribah, because of the 29 See, for that the LORD hath given chiding of the children of Israel, and be you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you cause they tempted the LORD, saying, Is on the sixth day the bread of two days: the LORD among us, or not? abide ye every man in his place, let no 8 Then came Amalek, and fought with man go out of his place on the seventh day. Israel in Rephidim.
30 So the people rested on the seventh 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose day.
us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: 31 Add the house of Israel called the to-morrow I will stand on the top of the name thereof Manna : and it was like cori- hill with the rod of God in my hand. ander-seed, white; and the taste of it was 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to like wafers made with honey:
him, and fought with Amalek : and Moses, 32 And Moses said, This is the thing Aaron, and Hur, went up to the top of the which the LORD commandeth, Fill an hill. omer of it to be kept for your generations ; 11 And it came to pass, when Moses that they may see the bread wherewith I held up his hand, that Israel prevailed : have fed you in the wilderness, when I and when he let down his band, Amalek brought you forth from the land of Egypt. prevailed.
33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a 12 But Moses' hands were heavy ; and pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, they took a stone, and put it under him, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept and he sat thereon: and Aaron and Hur for your generations.
stayed up his hands, the one on the one 34 As the LORD commanded Moses, solside, and the other on the other side; and Joshua discomfits Amalek. EXODUS. Moses es counselled by Jethro. his hands were steady until the going down and the people stood by Moses from the of the sun.
morning unto the evening. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and 14 And when Moses' father-in-law saw bis people with the edge of the sword. all that he did to the people, he said, What
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, is this thing that thou doest to the people! Write this for a memorial in a book, and Why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will people stand by thee from morning unto utterly put out the remembrance of Ama- even? lek from under heaven.
15 And Moses said unto his father-in15 | And Moses built an altar, and law, Because the people come unto me to called the name of it JEHOVAH-nissi : inquire of God:
i6 For he said, Because the LORD hath 16 When they have a matter, they come sworn that the LORD will have war with unto me, and I judge between one and Amalek from generation to generation. another, and I do make them know the CHAP. XVIII.
statutes of God, and his laws. WHEN
THEN Jethro the priest of Midian, 17 And Moses' father-in-law said unto
Moses' father-in-law, heard of all him, The thing that thou doest is not good. that God had done for Moses, and for Is- 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both rael his people, and that the LORD had thou, and this people that is with thee: for brought Israel out of Egypt:
this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art 2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, not able to perform it thyself alone. took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will sent her back,
give thee counsel, and God shall be with 3 And her two sons ; of which the name thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, of the one was Gershom ; (for he said, I that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: have been an alien in a strange land :) 20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances
4 And the name of the other was Elie- and laws, and shalt shew them the way zer; (for the God of my father, said he, wherein they must walk, and the work was my help, and delivered me from the that they must do. sword of Pharaoh :).
21 Moreover, thou shalt provide out of 5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, all the people, able men, such as fear God, came with his sons and his wife unto Mo- men of truth, hating covetousness; and ses into the wilderness, where he encamp-place such over them to be rulers of thoued at the mount of God:
sands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of 6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father- fifties, and rulers of tens: in-law Jethro am come unto thee, and 22 And let them judge the people at all thy wife, and her two sons with her. seasons: and it shall be, that every great
7 And Moses went out to meet his matter they shall bring unto thee, but father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kiss- every small matter they shall judge : so ed him: and they asked each other of their shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall welfare : and they came into the tent. bear the burden with thee.
8 And Moses told his father-in-law all 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh, and command thee so, then thou shalt be able to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all to endure, and all this people shall also go the travail that had come upon them by the to their place in peace. way, and how the LORD delivered them. 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of
9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good- his father-in-law, and did all that he had ness which the LORD had done to Israel, said. whom he had delivered out of the hand of 25 And Moses chose able men out of all the Egyptians.
Israel, and made them heads over the 10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hunLORD, who hath delivered you out of the dreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand 26 And they judged the people at all of Pharaoh, who bath delivered the people seasons: the hard causes they brought unto from under
the hand of the Egyptians. Moses, but every small matter they judged 11 Now I know that the LORD is greater themselves. than all gods: for in the thing wherein 27 And Moses let his father-in-law dethey dealt proudly, he was above them. part: and he went his way into his own
12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, land. took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for
N of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father- Israel were gone forth out of the land in-law before God.
of Egypt, the same day came they into the 13 | And it came to pass on the mor- wilderness of Sinai. row, that Moses sat to judge the people: 2 For they were departed from Rephi
God's message to the Israelites. CHAP. XX. The ten commandments. dim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, 18 And mount Sinai was altogether on and had pitched in the wilderness; and a smoke, because the LORD descended there Israel.encamped before the mount. upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof as
3 | And Moses went up unto God, and cended as the smoke of a furnace, and the the LORD called unto him out of the moun- whole mount quaked greatly. tain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the 19 And when the voice of the trumpet house of Jacob, and tell the children of sounded long, and waxed louder and loudIsrael;
er, Moses spake, and God answered him 4 Ye bave seen what I did unto the by a voice. Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' 20 And the LORD came down upon wings, and brought you unto myself. mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and
5° Now therefore, if ye will obey my the LORD called Moses up to the top of voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then the mount; and Moses went up. ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me 21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go above all people: for all the earth is mine : down, charge the people, lest they break
6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of priests, and a holy nation. These are of them perish. the words which thou shalt speak unto the 22 And let the priests also which come children of Israel.
near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest 7 1 And Moses came and called for the the LORD break forth upon them. elders of the people, and laid before their 23 And Moses said unto the LORD, The faces all these words which the LORD com people cannot come up to mount Sinai: manded him.
for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds 8 And all the people answered together, about the mount, and sanctify it. and said, All that the LORD hath spoken 24 And the Lord said unto him, Away, we will do. And Moses returned the get thee down, and thou shalt come up, words of the people unto the LORD. thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not
9. And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I the priests and the people break through, come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the to come up unto the LORD, lest he break people may bear when I speak with thee, forth upon them. and helieve thee for ever. And Moses told 25 So Moses went down unto the peothe words of the people unto the Lord. ple, and spake unto them. 10 | And the LORD said unto Moses,
CHAP. XX, Go unto the people, and sanctify
them to| AND God the LORD thy God, which their clothes,
have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 11 And be ready against the third day: for out of the house of bondage. the third day the LORD will come down in 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. me.
12 | And thou shalt set bounds unto the 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any people round about, saying, Take heed to graven image, or any likeness of any thing yourselves, that ye go not up into the that is in heaven above, or that is in the mount, or touch the border of it: whoso- earth beneath, or that is in the water unever toucheth the mount shall be surely der the earth: put to death:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to 13 There shall not a band touch it, but them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy be shall surely be stoned or shot through : God am a jealous God, visiting the iniwhether it be beast or man, it shall not quity of the fathers upon the children unto live : when the trumpet soundeth long, the third and fourth generation of them they shall come up to the mount.
that hate me ; 14 And Moses went down from the
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands mount unto the people, and sanctified the of them that love me, and keep my compeople; and they washed their clothes. mandments.
15 And he said unto the people, Be 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the ready against the third day: come not at LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will your wives.
not hold him guiltless that taketh his name 16 | And it came to pass on the third in vain. day in the morning, that there were thun- 8 Remember the sabbath-day to keep ders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon it holy. the mount, and the voice of the trumpet 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all exceeding loud; so that all the people that thy work : was in the camp trembled.
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath 17 And Moses brought forth the people of the LORD thy God : in it thou shalt not out of the camp to meet with God; and do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy they stood at the nether part of the mount. I daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maidIdolatry forbidden.
EXODUS. Sundry laws ana ordinances. servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger and she havekorne him sons or daughters, that is within thy gates :
the wife and her children shall be her mas11 For in six days the LORD made ter's, and he shall go out by himself. heaven and earth, the sea and all that in 5 And if the servant shall plainly say, them is, and rested the seventh day: I love my master, my wife, and my chilwherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath- dren; I will not go out free : day, and hallowed it.
6 Then his master shall bring him unto 12 Honour thy father and thy mother; the judges: he shall also bring him to the that thy days may be long upon the land door, or unto the door-post: and his magwhich the LORD thy God giveth thee. ter shall bore his ear through with an awl; 13 Thou shalt not kill.
and he shall serve him for ever. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 7 And if a man sell his daughter to be 15 Thou shalt not steal.
a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness men-servants do. against thy neighbour.
8 If she please not her master, who hath 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's betrothed her to himself, then shall he let house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange wife, nor his man-servant, nor bis maid- nation he shall have no power, seeing he servant, nor bis ox, nor his ass, nor any hath dealt deceitfully with her. thing that is thy neighbour's.
9 And if he have betrothed her unto his 18 | And all the people saw the thun- son, he shall deal with her after the man. derings, and the lightnings, and the noise ner of daughters. of the trumpet, and the mountain smok- 10 If he take him another wife; her ing: and when the people saw it, they food, her raiment, and her duty of marremoved, and stood afar off.
riage shall he not diminish. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak 11 And if he do not these three unto her, thou with us, and we will hear: but let then shall she go out free without money. not God speak with us, lest we die. 12 | He that smiteth a man, so that he
20 And Moses said unto the people, die, shall be surely put to death, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, 13 And if a man lie not in wait, but and that his fear may be before your faces, God deliver him into his hand; then I will that ye sin not.
appoint thee a place whither he shall flee. 21 And the people stood afar off, and 14 But if a man come presumptuously Moses drew near unto the thick darkness upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile'; where God was.
thou shalt take him from mine altar, that 22 And the LORD said unto Moses, he may die. Thus thou shalt say unto the children of 15 Ånd he that smiteth his father, or his Israel; Ye have seen that I have talked mother, shall be surely put to death. with you from heaven.
16 [ And he that stealeth a man, and 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, silver, neither shall ye make unto you be shall surely be put to death. gods of gold.
17 And he that curseth his father oi 24 7 An altar of earth thou shalt make his mother, shall surely be put to death. unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy 18 | And if men strive together, and burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, one smite another with a stone, or with his thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: where I record my name I will come unto 19 If he rise again, and walk abroad thee, and I will bless thee.
upon his staff, then shall he that smote him 25 And if thou wilt make me an altar be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn his time, and shall cause him to be thostone, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, roughly healed. thou hast polluted it.
20 And if a man smite his servant, or 26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps his maid, with a rod, and he die under unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not his hand; he shall be surely punished. discovered thereon.
21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a CHAP. XXI.
day, or two, he shall not be punished : for COW thou shalt set before them.
22 | If men strive, and hurt a woman 2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six with child, so that her fruit depart from years he shall 'serve: and in the seventh her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall he shall go out free for nothing. be surely punished, according as the wo
3 If he came in by himself, he shall go man's husband will lay upon him; and he out by himself: if he were married, then shall pay as the judges determine. bis wife shall go out with him.
23 And if any mischief follow, then 4 If his master have given him a wife, thou shalt give life for life,
Of theft-of damage. CHAP. XXII. Of trespasses-borrowing, &c.
24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand so that the stacks of corn, or the standing for hand, foot for foot,
corn, or the field be consumed therewith; 25 Burning, for burning, wound for he that kindled the fire shall surely make wound, stripe for stripe.
restitution. 26 And if a man smite the eye of his. 71 If a man shall deliver unto his neighservant, or the eye of his maid, that it bour money or stuff to keep, and it be stoperish; he shall let him go free for his len out of the man's house ; if the thief be eye's sake.
found, let him pay double. 27 And if he smite out his man-servant's 8 If the thief be not found, then the tooth, or bis maid-servant's tooth; he shall master of the house shall be brought unto let him go free for his tooth's sake. the judges, to see whether he have put his
28 1 If an ox gore a man or a woman, band unto bis neighbour's goods. that they die : then the ox shall be surely 9 For all manner of trespass, whether it stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, but the owner of the ox shall be quit. or for any manner of lost thing which ano
29 But if the ox were wont to push with ther challengeth to be his: the cause of his horn in time past, and it hath been tes both parties shall come before the judges; tified to bis owner, and he hath not kept and whom the judges shall condemn, be him in, but that he hath killed a man or a shall pay double unto his neighbour. woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his 10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour owner also shall be put to death. an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast
30 If there be laid on hiin a sum of mo- to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven ney, then he shall give for the ransom of away, no man seeing it : his life whatsoever is laid upon him. 11 Then shall an oath of the Lord be
31 Whether he have gored a son, or between them both, that he bath not put have gored a daughter, according to this his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and judgment shall it be done unto himn. the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he
32 If the ox shall push a man-servant, shall not make it good. or maid-servant; he shall give unto their 12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox make restitution unto the owner thereof. shall be stoned.
13 If it be torn in pieces, then let him 33 And if a man shall open a pit, or if bring it for witness, and he shall not make a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and good that which was torn. an ox or an ass fall therein;
14 | And if a man borrow aught of his 34 The owner of the pit shall make it neighbour, and it be hurt, ordie, the owner good, and give money unto the owner of thereof being not with it, he shall surely them; and the dead beast shall be his. make it good.
35 And if one man's ox hurt another's 15 But if the owner thereof be with it, that he die, then they shall sell the live he shall not make it good: if it be a bired ox, and divide the money of it, and the thing, it came for his hire. dead or also they shall divide.
16 And if a man entice a maid that is 36 Or if it be known that the ox hath not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall used to pusb in time past, and his owner surely endow her to be his wife. hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay 17 If her father utterly refuse to give ox for ox, and the dead shall be his own." her unto him, be shall pay money accordCHAP. XXII.
ing to the dowry of virgins. [F a man shall steal an ox,or a sheep, and 18 | Thou shalt not suffer a witch to oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep: 19 | Whosoever lieth with a beast shall
2 If a thief be found breaking up, and surely be put to death. be smitten that he die, there shall no blood 20ʻT He that sacrificeth unto any god, be shed for him.
save unto the LORD only, he shall be uta 3 If the sun be risen upon him there terly destroyed. shall be blood shed for 'bim : for he
21 | Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, should make full restitution ; if he have no-nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in thing, then he shall be sold for his theft. the land of Egypt.
4 If the theft be certainly found in his 22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, ar hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or fatherless child. sheep; he shall restore double:
23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and 5 1 'lf a man shall cause a field or vine- they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear yard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, their cry ; and shall feed in another man's field: of 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I the best of bis own field, and of the best of will kill you with the sword; and your bis own vineyard shall he make restitution. wives shall be widows, and your children 6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, fatherless. 5