1:1 These, are the words, which Moses spake unto all Israel, over the Jordan, -- in the wilderness in the waste plain over against Suph, between Paran and Tophel, and Laban and Hazeroth and Di-zahab:
1:2 eleven days from Horeb, by way of Mount Seir, as far as Kadesh-barnea.
1:3 And it came to pass, in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, that Moses spake unto the sons of Israel, according to all that Yahweh had given him in charge for them;
1:4 after he had smitten Sihon, king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, -- and Og, king of Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth, in Edrei:
1:5 over the Jordan, in the land of Moab, did Moses take in hand to expound this law, saying: --
1:6 Yahweh our God, spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Long enough, have ye dwelt in this mountain:
1:7 Turn ye and set yourselves forward, and enter into the hill country of the Amorites, and into all the places near, in the plain, in the mountain, and in the lowland, and in the south, and in the coast of the sea, -- the land of Canaan and the Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
1:8 See! I have set before you the land, -- enter and possess the land, which, Yahweh sware unto your fathers to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give unto them, and unto their seed, after them.
1:9 So spake unto you, at that time saying, I am unable, by myself, to carry you.
1:10 Yahweh your God hath multiplied you, and here ye are to-day, like the stars of the heavens for multitude.
1:11 Yahweh, the God of your fathers, be adding unto you the like of you, a thousand times, -- and bless you, as he hath spoken unto you!
1:12 How should I carry by myself the fatigue of you and the burden of you and your controversies?
1:13 Set forth for you -- men wise and discerning, and known to your tribes, -- that I may appoint them to be heads over you.
1:14 And ye answered me, -- and said, Good, is the word which thou hast spoken to be done.
1:15 So I took heads for your tribes wise men and known, and placed them as heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties and captains of tens, and overseers for your tribes.
1:16 And I charged your judges, at that time, saying, -- Ye are to hear between your brethren and shall judge righteously, between each magi and his brother and his sojourner.
1:17 Ye shall not take note of faces in judgment -- so the small as the great, shall ye hear, ye shall not shrink from the face of any man, for judgment, unto God, belongeth, -- but the thing which is too hard for you, shall ye bring near unto me, and I will hear it.
1:18 So I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
1:19 And when we brake up from Horeb, we came through all that great and terrible desert which ye saw, by way of the hill-country of the Amorites, as Yahweh our God commanded us, -- and we entered in as far as Kadesh-barnea.
1:20 Then said I unto you, -- Ye are come in as far as the hill-country of the Amorites, which Yahweh our God, is giving unto us.
1:21 See thou -- Yahweh thy God hath set before thee the land, -- go up -- take possession as Yahweh the God of thy fathers hath spoken unto thee, do not fear, neither be dismayed.
1:22 And ye came near unto me all of you, and said Let us send men before us, that they may search out for us the land, -- and bring us back word, the way by which we must go up, and the cities whereinto we must enter,
1:23 And the thing, was good in mine eyes, -- so I took from among you twelve men, one man for each tribe.
1:24 And they turned and went up the hill-country, and entered in as far as the ravine of Eshcol, and explored it.
1:25 And they took in their hand of the fruit of the country, and bare it down unto us, and brought us back word, and said, Good is the land, which Yahweh our God, is giving unto us.
1:26 Nevertheless ye were not willing to go up, -- but rebelled against the bidding of Yahweh, your God;
1:27 and murmured in your tents and said, Because Yahweh hated us, hath he brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, -- to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
1:28 Whither, are, we, to go up? Our own brethren, have made our heart melt saying -- A people greater and taller than we, cities large and walled-up into the heavens, -- yea, moreover sons of Anakim, have we seen there.
1:29 Then I said unto you, -- Ye must not tremble, nor be afraid of them:
1:30 Yahweh your God, who is going before you, he, will fight for you, -- according to all that he did with you in Egypt, before your eyes;
1:31 also in the desert which thou hast seen, where Yahweh thy God carried thee as a man will carry his son, throughout all the way that ye journeyed, until ye entered as far as, this place.
1:32 But in this firing, ye were putting no trust in Yahweh your God;
1:33 who was going before you in the way -- to search out for you a place, where ye might encamp, -- in the fire by night, that ye might get sight of the way wherein ye should go, and in the cloud, by day.
1:34 And Yahweh heard the voice of your words, -- and was wroth and sware -- saying:
1:35 Surely, not one of these men, this wicked generation, -- shall see the good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers:
1:36 saving Caleb son of Jephunneh, he, shall see it, and unto him, will I give the land through which he hath trodden, and unto his sons, -- because he hath wholly followed Yahweh.
1:37 Even with me, did Yahweh show himself angry, for your sakes, saying, -- Even thou, shalt not enter therein.
1:38 Joshua son of Nun, who standeth before thee, he, shall enter in thither, him, strengthen thou, for he, shall cause Israel to inherit it.
1:39 And your little ones, of whom ye said they should become, a prey, and your sons who to-day know not good and evil, they, shall enter in thither, -- and unto them, will I give it, and they, shall possess it.
1:40 But as for you, turn ye, for your part, -- and set forward towards the desert, by way of the Red Sea.
1:41 Then responded ye and said unto me -- We have sinned against Yahweh, We, ourselves, will go up, and fight, according to all that Yahweh our God hath commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye foolishly went up towards the hill-country.
1:42 Then said Yahweh unto me -- Say unto them Ye shall not go up, nor fight, for I am not in your midst, -- lest ye should be smitten before your enemies.
1:43 So I spake unto you howbeit ye hearkened not, -- but rebelled against the bidding of Yahweh, and presumptuously went up the hill-country.
1:44 Then came forth the Amorites who were dwelling in that country, to meet you, and they chased you, as do, bees; and struck you down in Seir, as far as Hormah.
1:45 So then ye returned and wept before Yahweh, -- but Yahweh hearkened not unto your voice, nor gave ear unto you.
1:46 And ye abode in Kadesh many days, -- how many were the days that ye abode [there] !
2:1 Then turned we, and set forward towards the desert by way of the Red Sea, as Yahweh, spake unto me; and we encompassed Mount Seir many days.
2:2 And Yahweh spake unto me, saying:
2:3 Long enough, have ye encompassed this mountain, -- turn yourselves north, wards.
2:4 And, the people, command thou saying, Ye are about to pass through the boundary of your brethren the sons of Esau, who are dwelling in Seir, -- and should they he afraid of you, take ye good heed to yourselves:
2:5 do not engage in strife with them, for I will not give you of their land, so much as place for the tread of a foot-sole, -- for as a possession to Esau, have I given Mount Seir.
2:6 Food, shall ye buy of them with silver so shall ye eat, -- yea even water, shall ye buy of them with silver so shall ye drink.
2:7 For Yahweh thy God, hath blessed thee in all the work of thy hand, he hath considered thy traversing of this great desert, -- these forty years, hath Yahweh thy God been with thee, thou hast lacked, nothing.
2:8 So we passed on, a way from our brethren the sons of Esau who dwell in Seir, from the way of the waste plain, from Elath, and from Ezion-geber, -- and we turned and passed on by way of the desert of Moab.
2:9 And Yahweh said unto me -- Do not lay siege to Moab, nor engage in strife with them in battle, -- for I will not give unto thee of his and as a possession, for unto the sons of Lot, have I given Ar, as a possession.
2:10 the Emim, formerly dwelt therein, -- a people great and many and tall, like the Anakim.
2:11 Giants, used, they also, to be accounted like the Anakim, -- but the Moabites, called them Emim.
2:12 And in Seir, dwelt the Horim aforetime, but, the sons of Esau, dispossessed them, and destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead, -- as did Israel unto the land of his own possession, which Yahweh had given unto them.
2:13 Now, arise, and pass ye over the ravine of Zered. So we passed over the ravine of Zered.
2:14 Now, the days in which we journeyed from Kadesh-barnea, as far as where we crossed the ravine of Zered, were thirty-eight years, -- until all the generation of the men of war were consumed out of the midst of the camp, as Yahweh had sworn unto them.
2:15 Yea, even the hand of Yahweh was against them, to destroy them out of the midst of the camp, -- until they were consumed.
2:16 So it came to pass when all the men of war were consumed by dying, out of the midst of the people,
2:17 then spake Yahweh unto me, saying:
2:18 Thou, art passing, to-day, the boundary of Moab even Ar;
2:19 so wilt thou draw near over against the sons of Ammon, do not thou besiege them neither engage in strife with them, -- for I will not give of the land of the sons of Ammon unto thee as a possession, for unto the sons of Lot, have I given it as a possession.
2:20 A land of giants, used, that also, to be accounted, -- giants, dwelt therein aforetime, but the Ammonites, called them Zamzummim:
2:21 a people great and many and tall, like the Anakim, -- but Yahweh destroyed them from before them, and they took their possessions, and dwelt in their stead:
2:22 as he did for the sons of Esau, who are dwelling in Seir, -- when he destroyed the Horim from before them, and they took their possessions and have dwelt in their stead, even unto this day.
2:23 The Avvim also, who dwelt in settlements as far as Gaza, Caphtorim, who were coming forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.
2:24 Arise ye, set forward and cross over the ravine of Arnon, see! I have given into thy hand -- Sihon king of Heshbon, the Amorite and his land, begin -- take possession, -- and engage in strife with him in battle.
2:25 This day, will I begin to extend the dread of thee and the fear of thee over the face of the peoples under all the heavens, -- who will hear the report of thee, then will they quake and writhe in pain because of thee.
2:26 So I sent messengers out of the desert of Kademoth, unto Sihon, king of Heshbon, -- with words of peace saying:
2:27 I would pass along through thy land, by the road, by the road, will I go, -- I will not turn aside, to the right hand or to the left:
2:28 Food for silver, shalt thou sell me so will I eat, and water for silver, shalt thou let me have, so will I drink, -- only I would pass through on my feet; --
2:29 as the sons of Esau, who are dwelling in Seir, did to me, and the Moabites who are dwelling in Ar, -- until that I pass over the Jordan, into the land which, Yahweh our God, is giving unto us.
2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon, was not willing, to let us pass along through it, -- for Yahweh thy God had suffered him to make his spirit harsh and his heart bold, that he might give him into thy hand -- (as [appeareth] this day).
2:31 Then said Yahweh unto me, See! I have begun to deliver up before thee Sihon and his land, -- begin take possession, that thou mayest make a possession of his land.
2:32 So then Sihon came out to meet us he, and all his people, to give battle at Jahaz.
2:33 And Yahweh our God delivered him up before us, -- and we smote him and his sons, and all his people
2:34 And we captured all his cities, at that time, and devoted to destruction every city of males, with the women and the little ones, -- we left not remaining a survivor:
2:35 only the cattle, made we our prey, -- and the spoil of the cities which we captured.
2:36 From Aroer, which is on the edge of the ravine of Arnon and the city that is in the ravine even as far as Gilead, there was not a fortress that proved too high for us, -- the whole, did Yahweh our God deliver up before us.
2:37 Only unto the land of the sons of Ammon, didst thou not come near, -- all the side of the Jabbok ravine, nor the cities of the hill country, nor any which Yahweh our God had forbidden to us.
3:1 Then turned we and went up, the way of Bashan; and Og king of Bashan, came out to meet us, he, and all his people, to give battle at Edrei.
3:2 And Yahweh said unto me: Do not fear him, for into thy hand, have I delivered him and all his people and his land, -- so then thou shalt do unto him, as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites who was dwelling in Heshbon.
3:3 Then did Yahweh our God deliver into our hand, Og also, king of Bashan and all his people, -- so we smote him until there was not left remaining to him a survivor.
3:4 And we captured all his cities, at that time, there was no fortress which we took not from them, -- sixty cities all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
3:5 All these, were fortified cities each with a high wall, folding gates and a bar, -- besides country towns exceeding many.
3:6 And we devoted them to destruction, doing unto them as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, -- devoting to destruction every city of males, the women, and the little ones.
3:7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, made we our prey.
3:8 Thus did we at that time take the land out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites (which was over the Jordan), -- from the ravine of Arnon as far as Mount Hermon.
3:9 Sidonians, call Hermon Sirion, -- but, the Amorites, call it Senir.
3:10 All the cities of the table-land, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, -- unto Salecah, and Edrei, -- cities of the kingdom of Og, in Bashan.
3:11 For, only Og, king of Bashan was left remaining of the remnant of the giants, lo! his bedstead, was a bedstead of iron, is not, the same, in Rabbath of the sons of Ammon? nine cubits, the length thereof and four cubits, the breadth thereof, by the fore-arm of a man.
3:12 And this land, took we in possession at that time, -- from Aroer which is by the ravine of Arnon, and half the hill-country of Gilead and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites;
3:13 but the remainder of Gilead, and all Bashan the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh, -- all the region of the Argob with all Bashan. The same, is called, A land of giants.
3:14 Jair, son of Manasseh, took all the region of Argob, as far as the boundary of the Geshurites, and the Maachathites, -- and called them after his own name The Bashan of Havvoth-jair unto this day.
3:15 And, unto Machir, gave I Gilead;
3:16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites, gave I -- from Gilead even as far as the ravine of Arnon, the middle of the ravine and boundary, -- even as far as the Jabbok ravine, the boundary of the sons
3:17 Ammon; the Waste Plain also and the Jordan and boundary, -- from Chinnereth, even as far as the sea of the Waste Plain the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah, on the east.
3:18 So I commanded you, at that time saying, -- Yahweh your God hath given unto you this land to possess it, armed, shall ye pass over before your brethren the sons of Israel all the sons of valour,
3:19 Only, your wives and your little ones and your cattle -- I know that ye have much cattle -- shall abide in your cities which I have given unto you;
3:20 until that Yahweh shall give rest unto your brethren, as well as you, so shall, they too, possess the land which, Yahweh your God, is giving unto them, over the Jordan, -- then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given unto you.
3:21 Jeshua also, commanded I, at that time saying, -- Thine are the eyes, that have seen all that Yahweh your God hath done unto these two kings, thus, will Yahweh do unto all the kingdoms whereunto thou, art passing over:
3:22 ye shall not fear them, -- for, Yahweh your God, he, it is that is fighting for you.
3:23 Then sought I Yahweh at that time, for a favour saying:
3:24 My Lord Yahweh, thou thyself, hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy firm hand, -- as to which, what GOD is there, in the heavens or in the earth, that can do according to thy doings, and according to thy mighty deeds?
3:25 Let me pass over, I pray thee that I may see the good land that is over the Jordan, -- this good mountain, and the Lebanon.
3:26 But Yahweh had been provoked with me for your sakes, and hearkened not unto me, -- and Yahweh said unto me, Enough for thee! do not add a word unto me further in this matter.
3:27 Ascend the top of the Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes -- westward, and northward and southward and eastward -- and see with thine own eyes, -- for thou shalt not pass over this Jordan.
3:28 But command thou Joshua and confirm him and embolden him, -- for, he, shall pass over before this people, and, he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
3:29 So we abode in the valley, over against Beth-peor.
4:1 Now, therefore, O Israel, hearken thou unto the statutes, and unto the regulations, which, I, am teaching you, to do [them], -- to the end ye may live and enter and possess the land, which, Yahweh, the God of your fathers, is giving unto you.
4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which, I, am commanding you, neither shall ye take away therefrom, -- that ye may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, which, I, am commanding you.
4:3 Yours are the eyes, that have seen what Yahweh did in Baal-peor, for every man who went after Baal-peor, did Yahweh thy God destroy out of thy midst;
4:4 but, ye who kept on cleaving unto Yahweh your God, alive, are ye all to-day.
4:5 See! I have taught you statutes, and regulations, as Yahweh my God commanded me, -- that ye should do so, in the midst of the land whereinto ye are entering to possess it.
4:6 Therefore shall ye observe, and do [them], for that, will be your wisdom, and discernment, in the eyes of the peoples, -- who will hear all these statutes, and will say -- Nevertheless, a people wise and discerning, is this great nation.
4:7 For what great nation is there which hath gods nigh unto it, -- like Yahweh our God, whensoever we have cried out unto him.
4:8 Or what great nation which hath righteous statutes and regulations, like all this law, which, I, am setting before you to-day?
4:9 Only take thou heed to thyself and keep thy soul diligently, so that thou forget not the things which thine own eyes have seen, and so that they go not out of thy heart, all the days of thy life, -- but thou shalt make them known unto thy sons and unto thy son's sons: --
4:10 What day thou didst stand before Yahweh thy God, in Horeb, when Yahweh said unto me, Gather unto me the people, that I may let them hear my words, -- which they must learn that they may revere me all the days which they are living upon the soil, their children also, must they teach.
4:11 So ye drew near and stood, under the mountain. Now, the mountain, was burning with fire, up to the midst of the heavens, -- darkness, cloud, and thick gloom.
4:12 Then spake Yahweh unto you out of the midst of the fire, -- a voice of words, ye were hearing, no form, were ye seeing, there was only a voice.
4:13 Then declared he unto you his covenant which he commanded you to do, the ten words, -- and wrote them upon two tables of stone.
4:14 And unto me, gave Yahweh command, at that time, to teach you statutes and regulations, -- that ye should do them, in the land whereinto ye are passing over to possess it.
4:15 Ye must take diligent heed, therefore unto your own souls, for ye saw no manner of form, on the day Yahweh spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire;
4:16 lest ye should break faith, and make you an image, a form of any likeness, -- a model of male or female;
4:17 a model of any beast that is in the earth, -- a mode of any winged bird, that flieth in the heavens;
4:18 a model of any thing that creepeth on the ground, -- a model of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth;
4:19 or lest thou shouldest lift up thine eyes towards the heavens and see the sun and the moon, and the stars -- all the host of the heavens, and shouldest be seduced, and shouldest bow thyself down to them and he led to serve them, -- the which Yahweh thy God hath assigned unto all the peoples under all the heavens;
4:20 whereas you, hath Yahweh taken, and brought you forth out of a smelting-pot of iron, out of Egypt, -- that ye might become his own inherited people as at this day.
4:21 But, Yahweh shewed himself angry with me, for your sakes, -- and sware that I should not pass over the Jordan, and that I should not enter into the good land, which, Yahweh thy God, is giving unto thee as an inheritance;
4:22 for, I, am about to die in this land, I am not to pass over the Jordan, -- but, ye, are to pass over, and possess this good land.
4:23 Take heed to yourselves lest ye forget the covenant of Yahweh your God, which he hath solemnised with you, -- and so make for yourselves an image, the form of anything, the which Yahweh thy God hath forbidden thee;
4:24 seeing that as for Yahweh thy God, a consuming fire, he is, -- a jealous GOD.
4:25 When thou shalt beget sons, and sons' sons, and become careless in the land and break faith and make an image the form of any thing, and shalt do the thing that is wicked in the eyes of Yahweh thy God provoking him to anger,
4:26 I take both the heavens and the earth to witness against you to-day, that ye shall, perish, speed, from off the land which ye are passing over the Jordan to possess, -- ye shall not prolong your days thereupon; for, ye shall surely be laid waste;
4:27 and Yahweh will scatter you among the peoples, -- and ye shall have left remaining of you men easily counted, among the nations whither Yahweh will drive you;
4:28 and ye will serve there gods made by the hands of man, -- wood or stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.
4:29 If thou shalt seek from thence, Yahweh thy God, then shalt thou find him, -- when thou shalt search after him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
4:30 In thy distress, when all these things have found thee out -- in the afterpart of the days, thou wilt return unto Yahweh thy God, and writ hearken to his voice.
4:31 For, a GOD of compassion, is Yahweh thy God, he will not forsake thee neither will he destroy thee, -- nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
4:32 For ask, I pray you, of the former days which were before thee, even from the day when God created man upon the earth, yea from one end of the heavens even to the other end of the heavens, -- whether aught was ever brought to pass, like this great thing, or was ever heard of like it:
4:33 Did a people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of fire, as, thou, didst hear, and yet live?
4:34 Or did a god ever make trial of entering in to take unto him a nation out of the midst of a nation, by provings, by signs and by wonders and by fighting, and by a firm hand and by a stretched-out arm, and by great terrors, -- according to all that Yahweh your God did for you in Egypt, before your eyes?
4:35 Thou, wast allowed to see that thou mightest know, that Yahweh, he is God, there is none other than he alone.
4:36 Out of the heavens, he let thee hear his voice to instruct thee, -- and, upon the earth, he let thee see his great fire, and his own words, thou didst hear out of the midst of the fire.
4:37 And because that he loved thy fathers, therefore chose he his seed after him, -- and brought thee forth with his presence with his great might, out of Egypt;
4:38 to dispossess nations, greater and stronger than thou from before thee, -- to bring thee in. to give unto thee their land for an inheritance: As at this day.
4:39 So then thou must consider to-day, and bring it back to thy heart, that, Yahweh, he is God in the heavens above and upon the earth beneath, -- there is none other.
4:40 So shalt thou keep his statutes and his commandments which, I, am commanding thee to-day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy sons after thee, -- and to the end thou mayest prolong thy days upon the soil, which Yahweh thy God, is giving thee, all the days.
4:41 Then, did Moses set apart three cities, over the Jordan, -- towards the rising of the sun:
4:42 that the manslayer might flee thither who should slay his neighbour unawares, he, not having hated him, aforetime, -- and might flee unto one of these cities, and live:
4:43 namely Bezer, in the desert of the table-land, for the Reubenites, -- and Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.
4:44 This, then is the law which Moses set before the sons of Israel:
4:45 These, are the testimonies, and the statutes and the regulations, -- which Moses spake unto the sons of Israel when they came forth out of Egypt:
4:46 over the Jordan in the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, -- whom Moses and the sons of Israel smote, when they came forth out of Egypt:
4:47 so they took possession of his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan the two kings of the Amorites, who were over the Jordan, -- towards the rising of the sun;
4:48 from Aroer which is on the edge of the ravine of Arnon, even unto Mount Sion, the same, is Hermon;
4:49 and all the waste plain over the Jordan, towards sunrise, even unto the sea of the waste plain, -- under the slopes of the Pisgah.
5:1 Then called Moses unto all Israel and said unto them -- Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the regulations, which I am speaking in your ears to-day, -- so shall ye learn them, and observe to do them.
5:2 Yahweh our God, solemnised with us a covenant in Horeb:
5:3 not with our fathers did Yahweh solemnise this covenant, -- but with us, ourselves -- these here to-day, all of us living.
5:4 Face to face, spake Yahweh with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
5:5 (I was standing between Yahweh and you, at that time, to declare unto you the word of Yahweh, -- for ye shrank with fear from the presence of the fire, and went not up in the mount) saying: --
5:6 I, am Yahweh thy God, who have brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt out of the house of servants: --
5:7 Thou shalt not have other gods, besides me:
5:8 Thou shalt not make unto thee an image, any form that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
5:9 thou shalt not bow thyself down to them nor be led to serve them, -- for, I Yahweh thy God, am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon sons even unto three generations and unto four, unto them that hate me;
5:10 but shewing lovingkindness unto a thousand generation -- unto them who love me, and keep my commandments:
5:11 Thou shalt not utter the name of Yahweh thy God, for falsehood, -- for Yahweh will not at him go unpunished who uttereth his name for falsehood:
5:12 Observe the sabbath day, to hallow it, -- as Yahweh thy God, hath commanded thee:
5:13 six days, shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;
5:14 but, the seventh day, is a sabbath unto Yahweh thy God, -- thou shalt do no work -- thou nor thy son nor thy daughter nor thy servant nor thy handmaid nor thine ox nor thine ass nor any of thy cattle, nor thy sojourner who is within thy gates, that thy servant and thy handmaid may rest, as well as thou.
5:15 So shalt thou remember that a servant, wast thou in the land of Egypt, and that Yahweh thy God brought thee forth from thence, with a firm hand, and with a stretched-out arm, -- for this cause, hath Yahweh thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day:
5:16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as Yahweh thy God hath commanded thee, -- that thy days may be prolonged and that it may go well with thee, upon the soil which Yahweh thy God is about to give unto thee:
5:17 Thou shalt not commit murder:
5:18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery:
5:19 Neither shalt thou steal:
5:20 Neither shalt thou testify against thy neighbour with a witness of falsehood:
5:21 Neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's wife, -- neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's house, his field, or his servant, or his handmaid, his ox or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbour's.
5:22 These words, spake Yahweh unto all the convocation of you in the mount out of the midst of the fire the cloud and the thick gloom, a loud voice, and added not, -- and he wrote them upon two tables of stone, and gave them unto me.
5:23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, the mountain also burning with fire, then drew ye near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes and your elders,
5:24 and ye said -- Lo! Yahweh our God hath let us see his glory and his greatness, his voice also, have we heard out of the midst of the fire, -- this day, have we seen, that God may speak with man who yet may live.
5:25 Now, therefore why should we die? for this great fire, will consume, us, -- if we ourselves, hear the voice of Yahweh our God any more, we shall die.
5:26 For who [is there] of all flesh, that ever heard the voice of a Living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we, and yet lived?
5:27 Go, thou, near, and hear, all that Yahweh our God shall say, -- so shalt thou speak unto us, all that Yahweh our God shall speak unto thee and we will hear and do.
5:28 And Yahweh heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me, -- and Yahweh said unto me -- I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken unto thee, they have well said all which they have spoken.
5:29 Oh that this their heart might remain in them to revere me, and to keep all my commandments all the days, -- that it might he well with them and with their sons unto times age-abiding.
5:30 Go, say unto them, -- Return ye to your tents.
5:31 Thou, therefore here stand with me and let me speak unto thee -- all the commandment and the statutes and the regulations which thou shalt teach them, -- that they may do [them] in the land which I am giving unto them to possess it.
5:32 So then ye must observe to do, as Yahweh your God hath commanded you, -- ye must not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
5:33 In all the way which Yahweh your God hath commanded you, must ye walk, -- that ye may live and it be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land, which ye shall possess.
6:1 This, then is the commandment -- [namely] the statutes and the regulations, which Yahweh your God bath commanded to teach you, -- that ye may do them in the land whither ye are passing over to possess it:
6:2 that thou mayest revere Yahweh thy God, [so as] to keep all his statutes and his commandments which I am commanding thee, thou and thy son and thy sons' son, all the days of thy life, -- and that thy days may be prolonged.
6:3 Therefore shalt thou hear, O Israel, and shalt observe to do, that it may be well with thee, and that ye may multiply greatly, as Yahweh the God of thy fathom hath spoken to thee, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4 Hear, O Israel: Yahweh, is our God, -- Yahweh alone.
6:5 Thou shalt therefore love Yahweh thy God, -- with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and with all thy might;
6:6 so shall these words which I am commanding thee to-day, be upon thy heart;
6:7 and thou shalt impress them upon thy sons, and shalt speak of them, -- when thou sittest in thy house and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up;
6:8 and thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, -- and they shall serve for bands between thine eyes;
6:9 and thou shalt write them upon the pests of thy house and within thy gates.
6:10 So shall it be, when Yahweh thy God shall bring thee into the land, which he sware to thy fathers -- to Abraham to Isaac and to Jacob to give unto thee, -- into cities great and goodly, which thou didst not build;
6:11 and houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and hewn cisterns which thou hewedst not, vineyards and oliveyards which thou plantedst not, -- and shalt eat and be full,
6:12 take heed unto thyself, lest thou forget Yahweh, -- who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt out of the house of servants.
6:13 Yahweh thy God, shalt thou revere And him, shalt thou serve, -- And by his name, shalt thou swear.
6:14 Ye shall not go after other gods, -- of the gods of the peoples who are surrounding you;
6:15 for a jealous GOD, is Yahweh thy God in thy midst, -- lest the anger of Yahweh thy God kindle upon thee, and so he destroy thee from off the face of the ground.
6:16 Ye shall not put Yahweh your God to the proof, -- as ye put him to the proof in Massah [that is, "The place of proving"] .
6:17 Ye shall, keep, the commandments of Yahweh your God and his testimonies and his statutes which he hath commanded thee;
6:18 so shalt thou do what is right and what is pleasing in the eyes of Yahweh, -- that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest enter in and possess the good land, which Yahweh sware unto thy fathers;
6:19 to thrust out all thine enemies from before thee, -- As spake Yahweh.
6:20 When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, -- What mean the testimonies and the statutes and the regulations, which Yahweh our God commanded you?
6:21 Then shalt thou say unto thy son, Servants, were we unto Pharaoh in Egypt, -- and Yahweh brought us forth out of Egypt with a firm hand;
6:22 and Yahweh put forth signs and wonders great and sore upon Egypt upon Pharaoh and upon all his household before our eyes;
6:23 but he brought us forth from thence, -- that he might bring us in, to give unto us the land, which he sware unto our fathers.
6:24 So then Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to revere Yahweh our God, -- for our good, all the days, to preserve us alive as at this day;
6:25 and righteousness, shall it he to us, -- when we take heed to do all this commandment, before Yahweh our God, as he commanded us.
7:1 When Yahweh thy God shall bring thee into the land which thou art going in to possess, and shall clear away many nations from before thee -- the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites, and the Canaanites and the Perizzites, and the Hivites and the Jebusites -- seven nations greater in number and stronger than thou;
7:2 and Yahweh thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and thou shalt smite them, thou shalt devote them to destruction, thou shalt not solemnise with them a covenant neither shalt thou shew them favour;
7:3 neither shalt thou intermarry with them, -- thy daughter, shalt thou not give unto his son, nor his daughter, shalt thou take for thy son;
7:4 for he will turn aside thy son from following me, and they will serve other gods, -- so shall the anger of Yahweh kindle upon you, and he will destroy thee, speedily.
7:5 Verily, thus, shall ye do unto them: Their altars, shall ye tear down, And their pillars, shall ye break in pieces, -- And their sacred stems, shall ye hew down, And their carved images, a shall ye burn up in the fire.
7:6 For a holy people, art thou unto Yahweh thy God: of thee, hath Yahweh thy God, made choice, that thou shouldest become his people as a treasure, above all the peoples that are on the face of the ground:
7:7 not because ye were more in number than any of the peoples, did Yahweh become attached to you and make choice of you, -- for, ye, were fewer than any of the peoples;
7:8 but because Yahweh loved you and because he would keep the oath which he sware unto your fathers, did Yahweh bring you forth with a firm hand, -- and redeem thee out of the house of servants, out of the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
7:9 So then, thou must know that, Yahweh thy God, he, is God, -- the faithful GOD, keeping his covenant and his lovingkindness with them that love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations
7:10 but requiting them who hate him unto his face to destroy them, -- he will not be slack towards him that hateth him, unto his face, will he requite him.
7:11 So shalt thou keep the commandment and the statutes and the regulations, which I am commanding thee to-day, to do them.
7:12 Then shall it come to pass if ye will hearken unto these regulations, and keep and do them, then will Yahweh thy God keep with thee the covenant and the lovingkindness which he sware unto thy fathers;
7:13 and will love thee, and bless thee and multiply thee, -- and bless the fruit of thy body and the fruit of thy ground thy corn and a thy new wine and thine ell the young of thy kine and the ewes of thy flock, upon the soil which he swart unto thy fathers to give unto thee.
7:14 Blessed shalt thou be beyond all the peoples, -- there shall not be in thee a barren male or female, nor among thy cattle;
7:15 and Yahweh, will turn away, from thee, all disease, -- and as for all the sore sicknesses of Egypt which thou knowest, he will not lay them upon thee, but will put them upon all who hate thee;
7:16 and thou shalt devour all the peoples whom, Yahweh thy God, delivering up unto thee, thine eye shall not look with pity upon them, neither shalt thou serve their gods, for a snare, would it be unto thee.
7:17 Although thou mightest say in thy heart: More in number, are these nations than I, -- how can, I dispossess them?
7:18 thou must not be afraid of them, -- thou must, remember, what Yahweh thy God did, unto Pharaoh and unto all Egypt:
7:19 the great provings which thine own eyes saw, and the signs and the wonders and the firm hand and the stretched-out arm, wherewith Yahweh thy God brought thee forth, -- so, will Yahweh thy God do unto all the peoples, before whom thou art afraid.
7:20 Moreover also, the hornet, will Yahweh thy God send among them, -- until they are destroyed who are left remaining, and who are hiding themselves from thy face.
7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at their presence, -- for Yahweh thy God in thy midst is a Go great and to be revered.
7:22 So will Yahweh thy God, clear away these nations from before thee little by little, -- thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the wild beast of the field should multiply ever thee.
7:23 But Yahweh thy God will deliver them up before thee, -- and discomfit them with a great discomfiture, until they are destroyed;
7:24 and will deliver their kings into thy hand and thou shalt destroy their name, from under the heavens, -- not a man shall stand before thee, until thou hast destroyed them.
7:25 The carved images of their gods, shalt thou consume with fire, -- thou shalt not covet the silver and gold upon them to take unto thee, lest thou be ensnared thereby; for the abomination of Yahweh thy God, it is;
7:26 and thou shalt not bring an abomination into thy house, and so become devoted to destruction, like it, thou shalt, abhor, it, and thou shalt, loathe it, because a thing devoted to destruction, it is.
8:1 All the commandment which I am commanding thee to-day, shalt thou, observe, to do, -- that ye may, live, and multiply, and enter in and possess the land, which Yahweh sware unto your fathers.
8:2 So then, thou shalt remember all the way in which Yahweh thy God caused thee to journey these forty years in the desert, -- that he might humble time to put thee to the proof to know what was in thy heart, -- whether thou wouldest keep his commandments or not.
8:3 So he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna which thou hadst not known, neither had thy fathers' known, -- that he might lead thee to consider that not on bread alone, shall the son of earth live, but on whatsoever cometh from the bidding of Yahweh, shall the son of earth live.
8:4 Thy mantle, hath not fallen with age from off thee, and, thy foot, hath not become swollen, -- these forty years.
8:5 Thou must consider, then with thy heart, -- that as a man chasteneth his son, Yahweh thy God, hath been chastening thee.
8:6 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments of Yahweh thy God, -- to walk in his ways and to revere him.
8:7 For, Yahweh thy God, is bringing thee into a good land; a land of ravines of water, of fountains and depths, coming forth in valley, and in mountain:
8:8 a land of wheat and barley, and vine and fig-tree, and pomegranate, -- a land of olive oil, and honey:
8:9 a land wherein not in scarcity, shalt thou eat food, thou shalt lack nothing therein, -- a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest hew copper.
8:10 So then thou shalt eat and be satisfied, -- and bless Yahweh thy God, for the good land which he hath given unto thee.
8:11 Take heed to thyself, lest thou forget Yahweh thy God, -- so as not to keep his commandments and his regulations and his statutes, which I am commanding thee to-day;
8:12 lest thou eat, and be satisfied, -- and goodly houses, thou build and inhabit;
8:13 and thy herd and thy flock, increase, and silver and gold, increase unto thee, -- and all that thou hast, increase;
8:14 and so thy heart be lifted up, -- and thou forget Yahweh thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt out of the house of servants;
8:15 who caused thee to journey through the great and terrible desert, of fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty wastes where was no water, -- who brought forth for thee water out of the flinty rock;
8:16 who fed thee with manna in the desert, which thy fathers had not known, -- that he might humble thee, and that he might put thee to the proof, to do thee good in thy hereafter,
8:17 and lest thou shouldest say in thy heart, -- Mine own strength and the might of mine own hand, have gotten me this wealth.
8:18 But thou shalt remember Yahweh thy God, that it was, he, who had been giving thee strength to get wealth, -- that so he might establish his covenant which he sware to thy fathers as at this day.
8:19 But it shall be if thou forget, Yahweh thy God, and go after ether gods, and serve them, and bow thyself down to them, I testify against you to-day, that ye shall perish:
8:20 like the nations which, Yahweh, is causing to perish from before you, so, shall ye perish, because ye would not hearken unto the voice of Yahweh your God.
9:1 Hear O Israel! thou art passing, to-day, over the Jordan, to go in to dispossess nations, greater and stronger than thou, -- cities great and fortified into the heavens;
9:2 a people great and tall, the sons of Anakim, -- whom, thou, knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the sons of Anak?
9:3 So then, thou must consider to-day, that Yahweh thy God, he it is that is passing over before thee as a consuming fire, he, will destroy them, and, he, will cause them to bow down before thee, -- so shalt thou dispossess them, and destroy them speedily, as Yahweh hath spoken unto thee.
9:4 Do not speak in thy heart, when Yahweh thy God casteth them out from before thee saying, For mine own righteousness, hath Yahweh brought me in, to possess this land, -- whereas it is for the lawlessness of these nations, that, Yahweh, is dispossessing them from before thee.
9:5 Not for thine own righteousness, nor for the uprightness of thine own heart, art thou going in to possess their land, -- but or the lawlessness of these nations, is, Yahweh thy God driving them out from before thee, and that he may establish the word which Yahweh sware unto thy fathers, unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob.
9:6 So then, thou must consider that, not for thine own righteousness, is Yahweh thy God giving unto thee this good land to possess it, -- for a stiff-necked people, thou art.
9:7 Remember -- do not forget, how thou didst provoke Yahweh thy God, in the desert, -- yea from the day when thou earnest forth out of the and of Egypt until ye entered as far as this place, have ye been quarrelling, with Yahweh.
9:8 Even in Horeb, ye provoked Yahweh to wrath, -- so that Yahweh showed himself angry with you to destroy you.
9:9 When I went up into the mountain to receive the tables of stone -- the tables of the covenant, which Yahweh had solemnised with you, then abode I in the mountain forty days and forty nights, food, did I not, eat, and water, did I not drink.
9:10 Then did Yahweh deliver unto me the two tables of stone, written with the finger of God, -- and [there was] upon them, according to all the words which Yahweh had spoken with you in the mountain out of the midst of the fire in the day of the convocation.
9:11 So then it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that Yahweh gave unto me the two tables of stone the tables of the covenant.
9:12 Then said Yahweh unto me -- Up! get down quickly out of this mountain, for thy people whom thou hast brought forth out of Egypt, have broken faith, -- they have turned aside quickly, out of the way which I commanded them, -- they have made them a molten image.
9:13 And Yahweh spake unto me saying, -- I have looked on this people, and lo! a stiff-necked people, it is.
9:14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and wipe out their name from under the heavens, -- and make thee into a nation stronger and more in number than they.
9:15 So I turned, and came down out of the mountain, now the mountain was burning with fire, -- and the two tables of the covenant were upon my two hands.
9:16 Then looked I, and lo! ye had sinned against Yahweh your God, ye had made you a molten calf, -- ye had turned aside quickly, out of the way which Yahweh had commanded you.
9:17 So I seized the two tables, and cast them from off my two hands, -- and brake them in pieces before your eyes.
9:18 Then lay I prostrate before Yahweh as at the first, forty days and forty nights, food, did I not eat, and water, did I not drink, -- because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing the thing that was wicked, in the eyes of Yahweh. to provoke him to anger.
9:19 For I shrank with fear from the face of the anger and the hot displeasure, wherewith Yahweh was provoked against you to destroy you, -- but Yahweh hearkened unto me, even at that time.
9:20 And with Aaron, did Yahweh show himself exceedingly angry, to destroy him, -- so I prostrated myself, even in behalf of Aaron at that time.
9:21 And your sin which ye had made even the calf, took I and burned it up with fire, and pounded it very small, until it was fine as dust, -- then cast I the dust thereof into the torrent that descended out of the mountain.
9:22 Also, at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hataavah, a cause of provocation, became ye unto Yahweh.
9:23 Also when Yahweh sent you out of Kadesh-barnea saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given unto you then quarreled ye with the bidding of Yahweh your God, and trusted him not, neither hearkened unto his voice.
9:24 Ye have been quarrelling, with Yahweh, -- from the day that I first knew you.
9:25 Thus, then lay I prostrate before Yahweh, the forty days and the forty nights that I did lie prostrate, -- because Yahweh spake of destroying you.
9:26 Therefore I prostrated myself unto Yahweh and said, My Lord Yahweh! Do not destroy thy people even thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed in thy greatness, -- which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a firm hand.
9:27 Have remembrance of thy servants, of Abraham, of Isaac and of Jacob, -- do not regard the obduracy of this people, or their lawlessness or their sin:
9:28 lest the land out of which thou hast brought us forth say, Because Yahweh was not able to bring them into the land of which he had spoken to them, -- and because he hated them, took he them forth to put them to death in the desert.
9:29 Yet, they, are thy people and thine inheritance, -- whom thou hast brought forth with thy great strength, and with thy stretched-out arm.
10:1 At that time, said Yahweh unto me -- Cut thee out two tables of stone like the first, and come up unto me into the mountain, -- and make thee an ark of wood;
10:2 that I may write, upon the tables, the words which were on the first tables which thou brakest in pieces, -- then shalt thou put them in the ark.
10:3 So I made an ark of acacia wood, and cut out two tables of stone like the first, -- and went up the mountain, having the two tables in my hand.
10:4 And he wrote upon the tables according to the first writing -- the ten words, which Yahweh had spoken unto you in the mountain, out of the midst of the fire in the day of the convocation, -- and Yahweh delivered them unto me.
10:5 Then turned I, and came down out of the mountain, and put the tables in the ark which I had made, -- and they have remained there, as Yahweh commanded me.
10:6 And, the sons of Israel, set forward out of Beeroth Bene-jaakan to Moserah, -- there, died Aaron and was buried there, and Eleazar his son became priest in his stead.
10:7 From thence, set they forward unto the Gudgodah, -- and from the Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of torrents of water.
10:8 At that time, did Yahweh separate the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, -- to stand before Yahweh to wait upon him and to bless in his name (until this day).
10:9 For this cause, hath Levi neither portion nor inheritance with his brethren, -- Yahweh, is his inheritance, as Yahweh thy God spake unto him.
10:10 But, I, stayed in the mountain according to the former days, forty days and forty nights, -- and Yahweh hearkened unto me at that time also, Yahweh was not willing a to destroy thee.
10:11 So then Yahweh said unto me, Up with thee -- to break away onward, before the people, -- that they may enter in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers, to give unto them.
10:12 Now, therefore, O Israel, what is, Yahweh thy God, asking of thee, -- but to revere Yahweh thy God to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Yahweh thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul:
10:13 to keep the commandments of Yahweh and his statutes, which I am commanding thee to-day, -- for thy good?
10:14 Lo! unto Yahweh thy God, belong the heavens even the highest heavens, -- the earth, with all that is therein.
10:15 Only unto thy fathers, Yahweh became attached so as to love them, -- therefore made he choice of their seed after them -- of you -- out of all the peoples, (as at this day).
10:16 Therefore must ye circumcise the foreskin of your hearts, -- and your necks, must ye stiffen no more.
10:17 For as touching Yahweh your God, he, is God of gods, and Lord of lords; the great the mighty, and the fearful GOD, who respecteth not persons, nor accepteth a bribe;
10:18 executing the vindication of the orphan and the widow, -- and loving sojourner, giving him food and raiment.
10:19 Therefore shall ye love the sojourner, -- for sojourners, became ye in the land of Egypt.
10:20 Yahweh thy God, shalt thou revere, Him, shalt thou serve, -- And unto him, shalt thou cleave, And in his name, shalt thou swear.
10:21 He, is thy song of praise, And, he, thy God, -- who hath done with thee these great and fearful things, which thine own eyes have seen.
10:22 As seventy souls, went thy fathers down to Egypt, -- and, now, Yahweh thy God hath made thee like the stars of the heavens for multitude.
11:1 Therefore shalt thou love Yahweh thy God and keep his observance and his statutes and his regulations and his commandments all the days.
11:2 And ye must know to-day, (for not with your sons [do I speak] who know not, neither have they seen) the discipline of Yahweh your God, -- his greatness, his firm hand, and his stretched-out arm;
11:3 and his signs and his doings, which he did in the midst of Egypt, -- unto Pharaoh king of Egypt and unto all his land;
11:4 and what he did unto the forces of Egypt -- unto his horses and unto his chariots in that he caused the waters of the Red Sea to flow over their faces, when they were pursuing after you, -- and so Yahweh destroyed them (unto this day);
11:5 and what he did unto you, in the desert, -- until ye came in as far as this place;
11:6 and what he did to Dathan and to Abiram, sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, in that the earth opened wide her mouth, and swallowed-up them and their households and their tents, -- and all the living things that attended them, in the midst of all Israel.
11:7 For yours, are the eyes that have seen every great deed of Yahweh, -- which he hath done.
11:8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandment which I am commanding thee, today, -- that ye may be strong, and so enter and possess the land, whither ye are passing over to possess it;
11:9 and that ye may prolong your days upon the soil which Yahweh sware unto your fathers, to give unto them and unto their seed, -- a land flowing with milk and honey.
11:10 For the land which thou art entering to, possess, not like the land of Egypt, it is, from whence ye came out, -- where thou didst sow thy seed, and then water it with thy foot, like a garden of herbs;
11:11 but the land whereinto ye are passing over to, possess it, is a land of hills, and valleys, -- which of the rain of the heavens, cloth drink water:
11:12 a land which Yahweh thy God careth for, -- continually are the eyes of Yahweh thy God upon it, from the beginning of the year, even unto the end of the year.
11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye will hearken, unto my commandments, which, I am commanding you to-day, -- to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him, with, all your heart, and with all your soul,
11:14 then [saith he] I will give the rain of your land in it season, the early rain and the latter rain; so shalt thou gather in thy corn, and thy new wine and thine oil;
11:15 and I will give grass in thy field for thy cattle, -- and thou shalt eat and be satisfied.
11:16 Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be befooled, -- and ye turn aside and serve other gods, and bow down to them.
11:17 So would the anger of Yahweh kindle upon you and he would shut up the heavens, that them should he no rain, and the ground, would not yield her increase, -- so should ye perish speedily, from off the good land, which Yahweh is giving unto you.
11:18 Therefore shall ye lay these my words upon your heart, and upon your soul, -- and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall serve as bands between your eyes;
11:19 and ye shall teach them unto your children by speaking of them, -- when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up;
11:20 and thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house and within thy gates:
11:21 that your days may multiply, and the days of your children, upon rite soil which Yahweh sware unto your fathers, to give unto them, -- like the days of the heavens upon the earth.
11:22 For if ye do, indeed keep, all this commandment which I am commanding you to do it, -- to love Yahweh your God, to Walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him,
11:23 then will Yahweh dispossess all these nations, from before you, -- and ye shall dispossess nations greater and stronger than ye:
11:24 every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread yours, shall it be, -- from the desert and the Lebanon from the river -- the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea, shall be your boundary.
11:25 No man shall stand before you, -- the dread of you and the fear of you, will Yahweh your God put forth over the face of all the land whereon ye shall tread, as he spake unto you.
11:26 See! I am setting before you to-day, -- a blessing, and a curse:
11:27 the blessing, when ye shall hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I am commanding you to-day;
11:28 and the curse if ye, shall not hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh your God, but shall turn aside out of the way which I am commanding you to-day, -- to go after other gods which ye know not.
11:29 And it shall come to pass when Yahweh thy God shall bring thee into the land which thou art entering to possess, then shalt thou put the blessing, upon Mount Gerizim, and the curse, upon Mount Ebal.
11:30 Are, they, not over the Jordan on the way towards the entering in of the sun, in the land of the Canaanite who dwelleth in the plain over against Gilgal beside the Teacher's Terebinths?
11:31 For ye are passing over the Jordan, to enter to possess the land which Yahweh your God, is giving unto you, -- so shall ye possess it and dwell therein.
11:32 Therefore shall ye observe to do all the statutes and the regulations, -- which I am setting before you to-day.
12:1 These are the statutes and the regulations which ye must observe to do, in the land which Yahweh the God of thy fathers hath given unto thee, to possess it, -- all the days that ye are living upon the sell:
12:2 Ye must utterly destroy, all the places where the nations whom ye are dispossessing have served their gods, -- Upon the high mountains And upon the hills, And under every green tree;
12:3 And ye must tear down their altars And break in pieces their pillars, And, their sacred stems, must ye consume with fire, And the carved images of their gods, must ye fell to the ground, -- And destroy their name out of that place.
12:4 Ye must not do thus unto Yahweh your God;
12:5 but, unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, -- as his habitation, shall ye ask your way, and come in thither;
12:6 and bring in thither your ascending-offerings and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand, -- and your vow-offerings and your freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock;
12:7 and shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and rejoice in all whereunto ye are putting your hand, Ye, and your households, -- wherewith Yahweh thy God hath blessed thee.
12:8 Ye must not do according to all that we are doing here to-day, -- every man, whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
12:9 Because ye have not entered as yet, -- into the resting-place and into the inheritance which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee.
12:10 But, when ye shall pass over the Jordan, and settle down in the land which, Yahweh your God, is causing you to inherit, -- and he shall give you rest from all your enemies round about, and ye shall dwell securely,
12:11 then shall it be, that unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose to make a habitation for his name there, thither, shall ye bring in all that I am commanding you, -- your ascending-offerings and your sacrifices your tithes and the heave-offering of your hand, and all your chosen vow-offerings which ye shall vow unto Yahweh.
12:12 So shall ye rejoice before Yahweh your God, Ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your servants and your handmaids, -- and the Levite that is within your gates, forasmuch as he hath neither portion nor inheritance with you.
12:13 Take heed to thyself, lest thou cause thine ascending-sacrifice to go up in just any place which thou shalt see;
12:14 but, in the place which Yahweh shall choose in one of thy tribes, there, shalt thou cause thine ascending-sacrifice to go up, and, there, shalt thou do all that I am commanding thee.
12:15 Howbeit of anything thy soul desireth, mayest thou sacrifice and so eat flesh -- according to the blessing of Yahweh thy God which he hath bestowed upon thee, in all thy gates, the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, -- as the gazelle and as the hart,
12:16 Howbeit, the blood, shall ye not eat, -- upon the earth, shalt thou pour it out, like water.
12:17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates, the tithe of thy corn or of thy new wine or of thine oil, or the firstlings of thy herd, or of thy flock, -- nor any of thy vow-offerings which thou shalt vow, nor thy freewill, offerings, nor the heave-offering of thy hand;
12:18 but before Yahweh thy God, shalt thou eat it in the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose, thou and thy son and thy daughter, and thy servant and thy handmaid, and the Levite who is within thy gates, -- so shalt thou rejoice before Yahweh thy God, in all whereunto thou puttest thy hand.
12:19 Take heed to thyself, lest thou forsake the Levite, -- all thy days upon thy soil.
12:20 When Yahweh thy God shall enlarge thy boundary -- as he hath spoken unto thee -- and thou shalt say. I would eat flesh because thy soul desireth to eat flesh, of whatsoever thy soul desireth, mayest thou eat flesh.
12:21 When the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose to put his name there, shall be I too far for thee, then shalt thou sacrifice of thy herd or of thy flock which Yahweh hath given unto thee, as I have commanded thee, -- and shalt eat, within thine own gates, of whatsoever thy soul desireth.
12:22 Even as the gazelle and the hart is eaten, so, shalt thou eat it, -- the unclean and the clean, alike shall eat it.
12:23 Howbeit firmly refrain from eating the blood; for the blood, is the life, -- therefore must thou not eat the life with the flesh.
12:24 Thou shalt not eat it, -- upon the earth, shalt thou pour it out, like water.
12:25 Thou shalt not eat it, -- that is may be well With thee and With thy children after the when thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh.
12:26 Howbeit, thy holy things which thou shalt have and thy vow-offerings, shalt thou take and come in, unto the place which Yahweh shall choose;
12:27 and shalt offer thine ascending-sacrifices, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of Yahweh thy God, -- and the blood of thine [other] sacrifices, shall be poured out upon the altar of Yahweh thy God, and then the flesh, shalt thou eat.
12:28 Observe and hear all these things which I am commanding thee, -- that it may be well with thee and with thy children after thee, -- unto times age-abiding, so long as thou shalt do that which is pleasing and right in the eyes of Yahweh thy God.
12:29 When Yahweh thy God shall cut off from before thee, the nations Whom thou art going in to dispossess, -- and thou do dispossess them, and dwell in their land,
12:30 take heed to thyself lest thou be thrust after them, after they have been destroyed from before thee, -- and lest thou enquire after their gods, saying -- In what manner, did these nations serve their gods, that, I too, may do likewise?
12:31 Thou shalt not do likewise unto Yahweh thy God, -- for everything that is an abomination unto Yahweh which he doth hate, have they done unto their gods, for even their sons and their daughters, do they consume with fire unto their gods.
12:32 Whatsoever be the thing which I am commanding you, the same, shall ye observe to do, -- thou shalt neither add thereunto, nor take away therefrom.
13:1 When there shall arise in thy midst -- a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, -- and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder;
13:2 and the sign or the wonder shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, -- Let us go after other gods, which ye know not and let us serve them
13:3 thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams, -- for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.
13:4 After Yahweh your God, shall ye walk And him, shall ye revere, -- And his commandments, shall ye observe. And unto his voice, shall ye hearken, And him, shall ye serve And unto him, shall ye cleave.
13:5 And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death because he hath spoken revolt against Yahweh your God, -- who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt and redeemed thee out of the house of servants, to seduce thee out of the way wherein Yahweh shy God hath commanded thee to walk, -- so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.
13:6 When thy brother -- son of thine own mother or thine own son or thine own daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend who is as thine own soul, shall entice thee secretly, saying, -- Let us go and serve other gods, whom thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
13:7 of the gods of the peoples who are round about you, who are near unto thee, or who are far off from thee, -- from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth,
13:8 thou shalt not consent unto him, neither shalt thou hearken unto him, -- neither shall thine eye look with pity upon him, neither shalt thou spare -- neither shalt thou conceal him;
13:9 but thou shalt slay, him, thine own hand, shall be on him first, to put him to death, -- and the hand of all the people afterwards.
13:10 And thou shalt stone him with stones that he die, -- for he hath sought to seduce thee from Yahweh thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants.
13:11 And, all Israel, shall hear and fear, -- and shall not again do according to this wickedness in thy midst.
13:12 When thou shalt hear -- in one of thy cities which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee to dwell there -- saying:
13:13 There have gone forth men sons of the Abandoned One, out of thy midst, and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, -- Let us go, and serve other gods which ye have not known;
13:14 and thou shalt enquire, and search out, and ask diligently, -- and lo! true -- certain, is the thing, this abomination, hath been done, in thy midst,
13:15 then shalt thou smite, the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, devoting it to destruction, and all that is therein and the cattle thereof: with the edge of the sword, --
13:16 and all the spoil thereof, shalt thou gather together into the midst of the broad way thereof, and shalt consume with fire the city and all the spoil thereof every whirl unto Yahweh thy God, -- and it shall be a heap unto times age-abiding, it shall be built no more.
13:17 So shall there not cleave to thy hand aught of the devoted thing, -- that Yahweh may turn away, from the glow of his anger and grant thee compassion and have compassion upon thee and multiply thee, as he sware unto thy fathers;
13:18 so long as thou shalt hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to keep all his commandments, which I am commanding thee to-day, -- to do what is right in the eyes of Yahweh thy God.
14:1 Sons, are ye unto Yahweh your God, -- ye shall not cut yourselves, neither shall ye put baldness between your eyes for the dead.
14:2 For, a holy people, thou art unto Yahweh thy God, -- and, of thee, did Yahweh make choice, that thou shouldest become his people as a treasure, above all the peoples that are on the face of the ground.
14:3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
14:4 These, are the beasts which ye may eat, -- the ox, the young of sheep, and the young of goats;
14:5 the hart and the gazelle and the roebuck, -- and the wild goat and the mountain goat, and the wild ox, and the mountain sheep.
14:6 And every beast that parteth the hoof and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, chewing the cud, among beasts, the same, shall ye eat.
14:7 Nevertheless these, shall ye not eat, of them that chew the cud, and of them that divide the cloven hoof, -- the camel and the hare and the rabbit for, though they do chew the cud, yet the hoof, do they not part, unclean, they are unto you.
14:8 And, the swine, because though he doth divide the hoof, yet he cheweth not the cud, unclean, he is unto you, -- of their flesh, shall ye not eat, and their carcases, shall ye not touch.
14:9 These, may ye eat of all that that are in the waters, -- whatsoever hath fins and scales, ye may eat;
14:10 and, whatsoever hath not, fins and scales, ye may not eat, -- unclean, it is unto you.
14:11 Of every clean bird, ye may eat;
14:12 saving these, of which ye may not eat, -- the eagle and the ossifrage and the osprey;
14:13 and the vulture and the kite, and the falcon after its kind;
14:14 and every raven after its kind;
14:15 and the female ostrich, and the male ostrich and the sea-gull, -- and the hawk, after its kind;
14:16 and the pelican and the bittern, and the swan;
14:17 and the vomiting pelican and the little vulture and the gannet;
14:18 and the stork, and the parrot, after its kind, -- and the mountain-cock, and the bat.
14:19 And, as for every creeping thing that flieth, unclean, it is unto you, -- they, shall not be eaten.
14:20 All clean fowls, ye may eat.
14:21 Ye shall not eat any thing that dieth of itself: to the sojourner who is within thy gates, mayest thou give it and he may eat it or thou mayest sell it to a foreigner, for a holy people, art thou unto Yahweh thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid, in the milk of its dam.
14:22 Thou shalt surely tithe, all the increase of thy seed, -- which the field bringeth forth year by year.
14:23 And thou shalt eat before Yahweh thy God -- in the place which he shall choose to make a habitation for his name there, -- the tithe of thy corn thy new wine and thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herd and of thy flock, -- that thou mayest learn to revere Yahweh thy God all the days.
14:24 But, when the way becometh too long for thee because thou canst not carry it, because the place is too far for thee which Yahweh thy God shall choose to put his name there, -- because Yahweh thy God blesseth thee,
14:25 then shalt thou turn it into silver, -- and shalt bind up the silver in thy hand, and shalt journey unto the place, which Yahweh thy God shall choose;
14:26 and shalt turn the silver into whatsoever thy soul desireth -- of the herd or of the flock, or of wine or of strong drink, or of whatsoever thy soul shall ask thee for, -- and shalt eat it there, before Yahweh thy God, and shalt rejoice, thou and thy household,
14:27 and, the Levite who is within thy gates, thou shalt not forsake him, -- for he hath neither portion nor inheritance with thee.
14:28 At the end of three years, shalt thou bring forth all the tithe of thine increase in that year, -- and shalt lay it up within thy gates;
14:29 and the Levite shall come in -- because he hath neither portion nor inheritance with thee -- and the sojourner and the fatherless and the widow who are within thy gates, and they shall eat and be satisfied, -- that Yahweh thy God may bless thee, in all the work of thy hand which thou shalt do.
15:1 At the end of seven years, shalt thou make a release.
15:2 And, this, shall be the manner of the release, Every creditor who lendeth aught to his neighbour, his hand shall release it, -- he shall not exact it of his neighbour or his brother, because there hath been proclaimed a release unto Yahweh.
15:3 Of a foreigner, thou mayest exact it, -- but, what thou hast with thy brother, thy hand shall release;
15:4 save, when there shall be among you no needy person, -- for Yahweh will indeed bless, thee, in the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee as an inheritance to possess it:
15:5 only if thou do hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, -- to observe to do -- all this commandment which I am commanding time to-day.
15:6 When, Yahweh thy God, hath blessed thee, as he spake unto thee, then shalt thou lead unto many nations but thou, shalt not borrow, and, thou shalt rule over many nations but over thee, shall they not rule.
15:7 When there cometh to be among you a needy person any one of thy brethren within any one of thy gates, in thy land, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother;
15:8 but thou shalt, open, thy hand unto him, -- and, lend, him enough to meet the poverty which doth impoverish him.
15:9 Take thou heed to thyself lest there be something near thine abandoned heart, saying -- Drawing nigh, is the seventh year the year of release, and so thine eye be evil, against thy needy brother, and thou give not unto him, -- and he cry out against thee unto Yahweh, and it become in thee a sin!
15:10 Thou shalt, give, unto him, and thy heart shall not be evil when thou givest unto him, -- for on account of this very thing, will Yahweh thy God bless thee, in all that thou doest and in all whereunto thou puttest thy hand.
15:11 For the needy will not cease out of the midst of the land -- for this cause, am I commanding thee, saying, Thou shalt open, thy hand unto thy brother to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.
15:12 When thy brother a Hebrew man (or a Hebrew woman) selleth himself unto thee, then shall he serve thee six years, -- and in the seventh year, shalt thou let him go out free from thee;
15:13 and when thou lettest him go out free, from thee, thou shalt not let him go out empty:
15:14 thou shalt, richly load, him out of thy flock, and out of thy threshing-floor and out of thy wine-vat, -- of that wherewith Yahweh thy God hath blessed thee, shalt thou give unto him;
15:15 and thou shalt remember that a servant, thou wast in the land of Egypt, and that Yahweh thy God, redeemed thee, -- for this cause, am I commanding thee this thing, to-day.
15:16 And it shall be, if he shall say unto thee, I will not go away from thee, -- because he loveth thee, and thy household, because he is well off with thee,
15:17 then shalt thou take an awl and thrust it through his ear unto the door, so shall he be thy servant all his life. And unto thine handmaid also, shalt thou do thus.
15:18 It shall not be hard in thine eyes when thou lettest him go out free, from thee; for to the double of the hire of a hireling, hath he served thee six years, -- -so will Yahweh thy God bless thee, in all that thou doest.
15:19 Every firstling that is brought forth in thy herd and in thy flock that is a male, shalt thou hallow unto Yahweh thy God, -- thou shalt not work with a firstling of thine oxen, neither shalt thou shear a firstling of thy flock:
15:20 before Yahweh thy God, shalt thou eat it year by year, in the place which Yahweh shall choose, -- thou, and thy households.
15:21 But, when there is in it any blemish, lameness or blindness, any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto Yahweh thy God:
15:22 within thine own gates, mayest thou eat it, -- the unclean of you and the clean alike, as the gazelle and as the hart.
15:23 Only the blood thereof, shalt thou not eat, -- on the earth, shalt thou pour it out like water.
16:1 Observe the month of Abib, when thou shalt keep a passover unto Yahweh thy God, -- for in the month of Abib, did Yahweh thy God bring thee forth out of Egypt by night:
16:2 therefore shalt thou sacrifice a passover unto Yahweh thy God of flock or herd, -- in the place which Yahweh shall choose to make a habitation for his name there.
16:3 Thou shalt not eat therewith any thing leavened, seven days, shalt thou eat therewith unleavened cakes the bread of humiliation, -- for in haste, camest thou forth out of the land of Egypt, that thou mayest remember the day when thou earnest forth out of the land of Egypt, all the days of thy life.
16:4 And there shall not be seen with thee leaven in any of thy bounds seven days, -- neither shall there remain all night of the flesh which thou shalt sacrifice in the evening, on the first day, unto the morning.
16:5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover, -- within any of thine own gates which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee;
16:6 but in the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose to make a habitation for his name, there, shalt thou sacrifice the passover in the evening, -- at the going in of the sun, at the very time thou earnest forth out of Egypt.
16:7 Therefore shalt thou cook and eat it in the place which Yahweh thy God, shall choose, -- and shalt turn away in the morning, and go thy way unto thy tents.
16:8 Six days, shalt thou eat unleavened cakes, -- and, on the seventh day, shall be a closing feast, unto Yahweh thy God, thou shalt do no work.
16:9 Seven weeks, shalt thou count unto thee, -- from the beginning of thrusting in the sickle into the standing corn, shalt thou begin to count, seven weeks.
16:10 So shalt thou keep the festival of weeks unto Yahweh thy God, in the measure of the freewill offering of thy hand which thou shalt give, -- as Yahweh thy God shall bless thee.
16:11 So shalt thou rejoice before Yahweh thy God -- thou, and thy son and thy daughter and thy servant and thy handmaid, and the Levite who is within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless and the widow who are in thy midst, -- in the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose, to make a habitation for his name there.
16:12 So shalt thou remember that a servant, thou wast in Egypt, -- and shalt observe and do these statutes.
16:13 The festival of booths, shalt thou keep for thyself seven days, -- when thou hast gathered in out of thy threshing-floor and out of thy wine-vat.
16:14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy festival, -- thou, and thy son and thy daughter, and thy servant and thy handmaid, and the Levite and the sojourner, and the fatherless and the widow, who are within thy gates.
16:15 Seven days, shalt thou keep festival unto Yahweh thy God, in the place which Yahweh shall choose, -- for Yahweh thy God, will bless thee, in all thine increase and in all the work of thy hands, -- therefore shalt thou do nothing but, rejoice.
16:16 Three times in the year, shall each one of thy males see the face of Yahweh thy God, in the place which he shall choose, at the festival of unleavened cakes and at the festival of weeks and at the festival of booths, -- and none shall see the face of Yahweh empty-handed:
16:17 every man according as his hand can give, -- according to the blessing of Yahweh thy God, which he hath bestowed upon thee.
16:18 Judges and officers, shalt thou appoint thee in all thy gates, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, by thy tribes, -- and they shall judge the people, with righteous judgment,
16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment, thou shalt not take note of faces, -- nor shalt thou accept a bribe, for the bribe, blindeth the eyes of wise men, and perverteth the words of righteous men.
16:20 What is right, what is right, shalt thou pursue, -- that thou mayest live and possess the land, which, Yahweh thy God, is giving unto thee.
16:21 Thou shalt not plant thee, as a sacred stem, any tree, -- near unto the altar of Yahweh thy God which thou shalt make for thyself;
16:22 neither shalt thou set thee up a pillar, -- which Yahweh thy God, doth hate.
17:1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto Yahweh thy God a bullock or a sheep wherein is a blemish, any unseemly thing: for an abomination unto Yahweh thy God, it would be.
17:2 When there shall be found in thy midst, within any of thy gates, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, man or woman who doeth the thing which is wicked in the eyes of Yahweh thy God by transgressing his covenant;
17:3 yea hath gone, and served other gods, and bowed down unto them, -- whether unto the sun or unto the moon or unto any of the host of the heavens which I have not commanded;
17:4 and it shall be told thee and thou shalt hear, -- and shalt enquire diligently, and lo! true -- certain, is the report, this abominable thing hath been done in Israel,
17:5 then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman who hath done this wicked thing, within thy gates -- the man, or the woman, -- and shalt stone them with stones that they die.
17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses or three witnesses, shall he that is to die be put to death, -- he shall not be put to death at the mouth of one witness.
17:7 The hand of the witnesses, shall be upon him first to put him to death, and the hand of all the people, afterwards, -- so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.
17:8 When any matter of judgment, shall be too difficult for thee -- between blood and blood between plea and plea or between stroke and stroke, matters of contention within thy gates, then shalt thou arise and go up unto the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose;
17:9 and shalt come in unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge who shall be in those days, -- and shalt enquire and they shall declare unto thee, the sentence of judgment;
17:10 and thou shalt do according to the sentence which they shall declare unto thee, out of that place, which Yahweh, shall choose, -- yea thou shalt observe to do according to all which they shall direct thee:
17:11 according to the direction wherewith they direct thee and after the judgment which they shall announce to thee, shalt thou do, -- thou shalt not turn aside from the sentence which they shall declare unto thee to the right hand or to the left.
17:12 And, the man who shall do presumptuously by not hearkening unto the priest that standeth to minister there to Yahweh thy God, or unto the judge, that man shall die, and so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of Israel.
17:13 And, all the people, shall hear and fear, -- and shall not act presumptuously any more.
17:14 When thou shalt enter into the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, and shalt possess it and dwell therein, -- and shalt say -- I will set over me a king, like all the nations that are round about me,
17:15 thou shalt, set, over thee as king, him whom Yahweh thy God shall choose, -- out of the midst of thy brethren, shalt thou set over thee a king, thou mayest not appoint over thee a man that is a foreigner, who is not thy brother.
17:16 Moreover he shall not multiply to himself horses, neither shall he cause the people to return to Egypt that he may multiply horses, -- when, Yahweh, hath said unto you, Ye shall not again return this way any more.
17:17 Neither shall he multiply to himself wives, that his heart turn not aside, -- nor silver and gold, shall he multiply to himself greatly.
17:18 But it shall be when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, then shall he write for himself a copy of this law upon a scroll, out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
17:19 so shall it be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life, -- that he may learn to revere Yahweh his God, to observe all the words of this law and these statutes to do them:
17:20 that his heart may not be lifted up above his brethren, and he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, -- that he may prolong his days over his kingdom -- he and his sons, in the midst of Israel.
18:1 Neither the priests the Levites [nor] any of the tribe of Levi, shall have either portion or inheritance with Israel, -- the altar-flames of Yahweh and his inheritance, shall they eat.
18:2 But inheritance, shall he not have, in the midst of his brethren, -- Yahweh, is his inheritance, as he spake unto him.
18:3 This, therefore shall be the due of the priests from the people from them who offer the sacrifice whether ox or lamb, -- there shall be given unto the priest, the shoulder and the two cheeks and the maw:
18:4 the firstfruit of thy corn thy new wine and thine oil and the first of the fleece of thy flock, shalt thou give unto him.
18:5 For of him, hath Yahweh thy God made choice out of all thy tribes, -- to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh of him and his sons all the days.
18:6 And when the Levite shall come in out of any of thy gates out of any part of Israel, where he is sojourning, -- yea shall come in with all the desire of his soul, into the place which Yahweh shall choose,
18:7 then may he minister in the name of Yahweh his God, -- like any of his brethren the Levites who are standing there before Yahweh.
18:8 Portion for portion, shall they eat, -- apart from his possessions upon his patrimony.
18:9 When thou art coming into the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, thou shalt not learn to do according to the abominable doings of those nations.
18:10 There shall not be found in thy midst -- One who causeth his son or his daughter to pass through fire, -- Or who useth divination, hidden arts or enchantments Or who muttereth incantations;
18:11 Or who bindeth with spells, -- Or who asketh of a familiar spirit or an oracle, Or who seeketh unto the dead.
18:12 For, an abomination unto Yahweh, is everyone who doeth these things, -- and on account of these abominations, is Yahweh thy God dispossessing them from before thee.
18:13 Blameless, shalt thou be with, Yahweh thy God;
18:14 for, these nations whom thou art dispossessing, unto them who use hidden arts and unto diviners, do hearken, but as for thee, not so, doth Yahweh thy God suffer thee.
18:15 A prophet out of thy midst of thy brethren like unto me, will Yahweh thy God, raise up unto thee -- unto him, shall ye hearken:
18:16 according to all which thou didst ask of Yahweh thy God, in Horeb, in the day of the convocation saying, -- Let me no further hearken unto the voice of Yahweh my God, and this great fire, let me not see any more lest I die.
18:17 And Yahweh said unto me: They have well said what they have spoken.
18:18 A prophet, will I raise up unto them, out of the midst of their brethren, like unto thee, -- and I will put my words in his mouth, so shall he speak unto them whatsoever I shall command him.
18:19 And it shall come to pass, that, the man who will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I, myself will require it of him.
18:20 Howbeit the prophet who shall presume to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shah speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.
18:21 And, when thou shalt say in thy heart, -- In what manner shall we know the word which Yahweh hath not spoken!?,
18:22 When the prophet shall speak in the name of Yahweh and the word shall not come to pass, neither shall come in, that, is the word which Yahweh, hath not spoken, -- presumptuously, hath the prophet spoken it, thou shall not be in dread of him.
19:1 When Yahweh thy God, shall cut off the nations whose land Yahweh thy God is giving thee, -- and thou shalt dispossess them, and dwell in their cities and in their houses,
19:2 three cities, shalt thou set apart for thee, -- in the midst of thy land which Yahweh thy God is giving thee to possess.
19:3 Thou shalt prepare for thee a way, and shalt divide into three parts the boundary of thy land which Yahweh thy God shall cause thee to inherit, -- and it shall be that every manslayer shall flee thither.
19:4 And, this, is the case of the manslayer, who shall flee thither and live, -- Whoso shall smite his neighbour unwittingly, he, not having hated him aforetime;
19:5 as when one entereth with his neighbour into a forest, to fell trees, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe, to cut down the tree, and the head flieth off from the handle, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die, he, shall flee into one of these cities, and live;
19:6 lest the blood redeemer pursue the manslayer because his heart is hot, and overtake him because the way is long, and he smite him so as to take away his life, -- he not being worthy of death, seeing that he had not been hating him aforetime.
19:7 For this cause, am I commanding thee saying, -- Three cities, shalt thou set apart for thee.
19:8 But, if Yahweh thy God should enlarge thy heralds, as he aware unto thy fathers, -- and should give thee all the land, which he spake of giving unto thy fathers;
19:9 because thou dost observe all this commandment to do it which I am commanding thee to-day, to love Yahweh thy God and to walk in his paths all the days, then shalt thou add unto thee yet three cities, unto these three;
19:10 that innocent blood may not be sired in the midst of thy land, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee as an inheritance, -- and so shed-blood be upon thee.
19:11 But, when any man shall be hating his neighbour, and shall lie in wait for him and rise up against him, and smite him so as to take away his life that he dieth, -- and shall then flee into one of these cities,
19:12 then shall the elders of his city send and fetch him from thence, -- and deliver him into the hand of the blood redeemer that he die;
19:13 thine eye shall not look with pity upon him, -- so shall thou consume the shedding of innocent blood out of Israel and it shah go well with thee.
19:14 Thou shall not move back the boundary of thy neighbour, by which they set bounds at first, -- in thine inheritance which thou shall receive in the land which Yahweh thy God is giving thee to possess.
19:15 One witness I shall not rise up, against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, with regard to any sin that he may commit, -- at the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses, must a matter be establish.
19:16 When there shall rise up a wrongful witness against a man, -- to answer against him perversely,
19:17 then shall the two men who are at variance stand before Yahweh, -- before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days;
19:18 and the judges shall make diligent inquisition, -- and lo! if the witness be, a false witness and, falsely, have answered against his brother,
19:19 then shall ye do unto him as he had thought to de unto his brother, -- so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst;
19:20 and, they who remain shall hear and fear, -- and not go on to do again according to this wicked thing, in thy midst:
19:21 neither shall thine eye pity, -- life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
20:1 When thou shalt go out to wage war against thine enemy, and shalt see the horses and chariots of a people more in number than thou, thou shalt not be afraid of them, -- for, Yahweh thy God, is with thee, who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
20:2 And it shall be, when ye are coming nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people;
20:3 and shall say unto them, -- Hear, O Israel, ye are coming near to-day, unto battle against your enemies, -- let not your heart faint do not fear nor start nor quake because of them.
20:4 For Yahweh your God, is he that is going with you, -- to fight for you against your enemies to save you.
20:5 Then shall the officers speak unto the people saying, Who is the man that hath built a new house and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return unto his house, -- lest he die in the battle, and, another man dedicate it.
20:6 And who is the man that hath planted a vineyard and hath not thrown it open? let him go and return unto his house, -- lest he die in the battle, and another man, throw it open.
20:7 And who is the man that hath betrothed a wife and hath not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, -- lest he die in the battle, and, another man, take her.
20:8 Then shall the officers further speak unto the people, and say -- Who is the man that is fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return unto his house, -- lest his brethren's heart melt as well as his heart.
20:9 And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, then shall they appoint captains of hosts at the head of the people.
20:10 When thou shalt come nigh unto a city, to fight against it, -- then shalt thou proclaim unto it -- peace,
20:11 and it shall be if peace, be the answer it giveth thee, and it open unto thee, then shall it be, that, all the people that are found therein, shall become thy tributaries and shall serve thee.
20:12 But if it will not make peace with thee, but will make war with thee, then shalt thou lay siege to it;
20:13 and Yahweh thy God will deliver it into thy hand, -- and thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword;
20:14 but the women and the little ones and the cattle and all that shall be in the city -- all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take as thy prey, -- so shalt thou eat the spoil of thine enemies, whom Yahweh thy God hath delivered unto thee.
20:15 Thus, shalt thou do unto all the cities that are very far away from thee, -- which are not of the cities of those nations.
20:16 But of the cities of these peoples which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee as an inheritance, shalt thou not save alive, any breathing thing.
20:17 But thou shalt devote them to destruction -- the Hittites and the Amorites the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, -- as Yahweh thy God hath commanded thee:
20:18 lest they teach you to do, according to all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods, -- and so ye sin against Yahweh your God.
20:19 When thou shalt besiege a city for many days to fight against it, to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by wielding against them an axe, when of them, thou mightest eat, them, there-fore shalt thou not cut down, -- for, Is the tree of the field, a man, that it should enter, because of thee into the siege?
20:20 Nevertheless, the tree of which thou knowest that it is, not a tree yielding food, the same, mayest thou destroy, and cut down, -- and so build up a siege-work against the city which is making war with thee, until thou hast subdued it.
21:1 When there shall be found one slain on the soil which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee to possess, lying prostrate in the field, -- it not being known who smote him,
21:2 then shall thine elders and thy judges go forth, -- and measure unto the cities that are round about the slain;
21:3 and it shall be that the city that is nearest unto the slain, the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd which hath not been wrought with, which hath not drawn in a yoke;
21:4 and the elders of that city shall take down the heifer into a ravine with an everflowing stream, which is neither tilled nor sown, -- and shall behead there the heifer in the ravine.
21:5 Then shall the priests the sons of Levi come near, for of them, hath Yahweh thy God made choice to wait upon him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh, -- and at their bidding, shall be settled every controversy and every punishment;
21:6 and, all the elders of that city who are nearest unto the slain, shall bathe their hands over the heifer that hath boon beheaded in the ravine,
21:7 and shall respond, and say, -- Our hands, shed not this blood, neither did, our eyes, see [the deed] .
21:8 Be propitious unto thy people Israel whom thou hast redeemed, O Yahweh, and do not impute innocent blood in the midst of thy people Israel. So shall they obtain propitiation for the guilt of shedding blood.
21:9 Thou, therefore shalt consume the guilt of shedding innocent blood out of thy midst, -- when thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh.
21:10 When thou shalt go forth to war against thine enemies, -- and Yahweh thy God shall deliver them into thy hand and thou shalt take them captive;
21:11 and shalt see among the captives a woman of beautiful figure, -- and shalt have a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to thee to wife,
21:12 then shalt thou bring her into the midst of thy house, -- and she shall shave her head and pare her nails;
21:13 and put away the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thy house, and bewail her father and her mother for the space of a month, -- and after that, mayest thou go in unto her, and he her husband, and she shall be thy wife.
21:14 And it shall be, if thou hast no pleasure in her, then shalt thou let her go whither she will but thou shalt not sell, her for silver, -- thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her.
21:15 When a man shall have two wives -- the one beloved and, the other hated, and they have borne him sons, both she that is beloved, and she that is hated, -- and it shall be that the firstborn son belongeth to her that is hated,
21:16 then shall it be, that in the day when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, he may not treat the son of the beloved, instead of the son of the hated, as the firstborn;
21:17 but the true firstborn the son of her that is hated, shall he treat as firstborn by giving him double out of all that is found to be his, -- for, he, is the beginning of hi strength, his, is the right of the firstborn.
21:18 When a man hath a son, rebellious and insulting, who will not hearken to the voice of his father, and to the voice of his mother, -- though they chastise him, yet will not hearken unto them,
21:19 then shall his father and his mother, lay hold of him, -- and bring him forth unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
21:20 and shall say unto the elders of his city: This our son, is rebellious and insulting, -- he will not hearken unto our voice, -- a glutton and a tippler.
21:21 Then shall all the men of his city stone him with stones that he die, so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst, -- and, all Israel, shall hear and fear.
21:22 But when there shall be in any man a sin worthy of death and he is to be put to death, -- and thou shalt hang him on a tree,
21:23 his dead body shall not remain all night upon the tree but thou shalt bury, him on the same day, for a reproach unto God, is he that is hanged, -- so shalt thou not make unclean thy soil which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee for an inheritance.
22:1 Thou shalt not see the ox of thy brother or his sheep, going astray, and turn away from them, -- thou shalt, bring them back unto thy brother.
22:2 And, if thy brother be not nigh unto thee or thou know him not, then shalt thou make room for it within thee own shed and it shall be with thee, until thy brother seek after it, when thou shalt return it unto him.
22:3 And, so, shalt thou do with his ass, and, so, shalt thou do with his mantle and, so, shalt thou do with any lost thing of thy brothers, which shall go astray from him and thou shalt find, -- thou mayest not turn away.
22:4 Thou shalt not see the ass of thy brother or his ox fallen in the way, and turn away from them, -- thou shalt, raise, them with him.
22:5 A woman shall not have on the wearing apparel of a man, nor shall a man put on the mantle of a woman; for an abomination to Yahweh thy God, is any one who doeth these things.
22:6 When a bird's-nest chanceth to be before thee, -- in the way, in any tree or upon the ground, whether with nestlings or eggs, and, the mother, be sitting upon the nestlings or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother upon the young;
22:7 thou shalt let toll the mother, and then, her young, mayest thou take for thyself, -- that it may go well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.
22:8 When thou buildest a new house, then shalt thou make a parapet to thy roof, so shalt thou not treasure up blood-guiltiness against thy house, for he that is in danger of falling might fall therefrom.
22:9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with two sorts of seed, -- lest the fulness of the seed which thou sowest, and the increase of thy vineyard be profaned.
22:10 Thou shalt not plough with an ox and an ass together,
22:11 Thou shalt not put on linsey-woolsey, of wool and flax together.
22:12 Tassels, shalt thou make thee, -- on the four corners of thy vesture, wherewith thou dost cover thyself.
22:13 When a man taketh a wife, -- and goeth in unto her and hateth her;
22:14 and raiseth against her occasions of speech, and bringeth upon her an evil name, and saith -- This woman, I took, and approached her, and found not that she had the tokens of virginity,
22:15 then shall the father of the damsel and her mother take and bring forth the tokens of the virginity of the damsel, unto the elders of the city, in the gate;
22:16 and the father of the damsel shall say unto the elders, -- My daughter, gave I unto this man to wife and he hated her;
22:17 and lo! he, hath raised occasions of speech, saying -- I found not that thy daughter had the tokens of virginity and yet, these, are the tokens of the virginity of my daughter. And they shall spread out the garment before the elders of the city.
22:18 Then shall the elders of that city take the man, and chastise him;
22:19 and fine him a hundred [shekels] of silver and give unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought an evil name upon a virgin of Israel, and she shall remain his wife, he may not put her away, all his days.
22:20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found with the damsel,
22:21 then shall they bring forth the damsel into the entrance of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die, because she hath wrought wickedness in Israel, by committing unchastity in her father's house, -- so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.
22:22 When a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then shall, both, of them die, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman, so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of Israel.
22:23 When a damsel that is a virgin is betrothed to a husband, -- and a man findeth her in the city, and lieth with her,
22:24 then shall ye bring them, both, out unto the gate of that city, and stone them with stones that they die, the damsel, because she made not an outcry in the city, and the man because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife, -- so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.
22:25 But if in the field, the man find the betrothed damsel and the man force her and lie with her, then shall the man that lay with her die he alone;
22:26 but, unto the damsel, shalt thou do nothing, the damsel, is not guilty of a sin worthy of death, for as when a man riseth up against his neighbour, and smiteth him so as to take away life, so, is this matter;
22:27 for in the field, he found her, -- the betrothed damsel, made an outcry, and there was none to save her.
22:28 When a man findeth a damsel that is a virgin who is not betrothed, and layeth hold of her and lieth with her, and they are found,
22:29 then shall the man who lay with her give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, -- and she shall be, his, wife, because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away, all his days.
22:30 A man shall not take his father's wife, -- neither shall he turn aside his father's coverlet.
23:1 Neither he that hath been mutilated by crushing, nor he that hath had his privy member cut off, shall enter into the convocation of Yahweh.
23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the convocation of Yahweh, -- even to the tenth generation, shall none of his enter into the convocation of Yahweh.
23:3 Neither an Ammonite nor a Moabite shall enter into the convocation of Yahweh, -- even to the tenth generation, shall none that belong to them enter into the convocation of Yahweh, unto times age-abiding:
23:4 because they met you not with bread and water, in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt, -- but hired against thee Balaam son of Beer from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.
23:5 Nevertheless, Yahweh thy God consented not to hearken unto Balaam, but Yahweh thy God turned, for thee, the curse into a blessing, -- because Yahweh thy God loved thee.
23:6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their welfare, -- all thy days, unto times age-abiding.
23:7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, for thy brother, he is, -- thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian, for a sojourner, becamest thou in his land;
23:8 the sons who are born to them, of the third generation, may enter unto them in the convocation of Yahweh.
23:9 When thou goest forth into camp against thine enemies, then shalt thou beware of everything foul.
23:10 When there is in thy midst a man who is not clean through a mischance of the night, then shall he go forth unto the outside of the camp, he shall not come into the midst of the camp;
23:11 but it shall be, when the evening cometh on, he shall bathe himself in water, -- and at the going in of the sun, he shall come into the midst of the camp.
23:12 And a place aside, shalt thou have, without the camp, -- whither thou canst go forth abroad;
23:13 and a blade, shalt thou have upon thy staff, -- so shall it be, that when thou wouldest sit down outside, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which hath passed from thee:
23:14 for, Yahweh thy God, walketh to and fro in the midst of thy camp, to rescue thee, and to deliver up thine enemies before thee, so shall thy camps be holy, -- and he shall see in thee no shameful thing, that he should turn away from following thee.
23:15 Thou shalt not deliver up a slave unto his lord, -- one who maketh his escape unto thee, from his lord:
23:16 with thee, shall he remain in thy midst, in the place which he shall choose in any of thy gates where it seemeth good to him, -- thou shalt not oppress him.
23:17 There shall be no female devotee of the daughters of Israel, -- neither shall there be, a male devotee, of the sons of Israel.
23:18 Thou shalt not bring the wages of an unchaste woman, or the hire of a dog, into the house of Yahweh thy God for any vow, -- for, an abomination unto Yahweh thy God, are they both.
23:19 Thou shalt not lend on interest to thy brother, interest of silver, interest of food, -- interest of any thing that can be lent on interest:
23:20 to a foreigner, thou mayest lend on interest, but to thy brother, shalt thou not lend on interest, -- that Yahweh thy God may bless thee, in everything where-unto thou puttest thy hand, upon the land which thou art entering to possess.
23:21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto Yahweh thy God, thou shalt not delay to make it good, -- for Yahweh thy God would, require, it of thee, and it should be in thee sin.
23:22 But, if thou refrain from vowing, it shall not be in thee sin.
23:23 That which goeth forth out of thy lips, thou must observe and do, -- according as thou didst vow unto Yahweh thy God the free-will, offering of which thou didst speak with thy mouth.
23:24 When thou enterest into the vineyard of thy neighbour, then mayest thou eat grapes at thy pleasure to thy fill,-but into thy vessel, shalt thou put none.
23:25 When thou enterest the standing corn of thy neighbour, thou mayest pluck off ears with thy hand, -- but a sickle, shalt thou not wield against the standing corn of thy neighbour.
24:1 When a man taketh a woman, and marrieth her, then shall it be, if she find not favour in his eyes, because he hath found in her some matter of shame, that he shall write her a scroll of divorcement, and put it into her hand, and shall send her forth, out of his house.
24:2 And, when she cometh forth out of his house, then may she go her way, and become another man's.
24:3 But if the latter husband hate her, and write her a scroll of divorcement and put it into her hand, and send her away out of his house, -- or, if the latter husband die, who had taken her to him to wife,
24:4 then may her first husband who sent her away not again take her to become his wife after that she hath been defiled, for that were an abomination, before Yahweh, -- lest thou bring sin upon the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee for an inheritance.
24:5 When a man taketh a new wife, he shall not go forth to war, neither shall he be charged with any business, -- free, shall he be for his own house one year, and shall rejoice with his wife whom he hath taken.
24:6 No man shall take in pledge a handmill, or an upper millstone, -- for he would be taking life, in pledge.
24:7 When a man is found stealing any person from among his brethren of the sons of Israel, and making merchandise of him, or selling hint, then shall that thief die, so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.
24:8 Take heed, in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do, -- according to all that the priests the Levites shall direct you, as I have commanded them, so shall ye observe to do.
24:9 Remember that which Yahweh thy God did to Miriam, -- by the way, as ye came forth out of Egypt.
24:10 When thou lendest thy neighbour a loan of anything, thou shalt not enter into his house to secure his pledge:
24:11 outside, shalt thou stand, and the man to whom thou art lending, shall bring forth unto thee his pledge outside,
24:12 And, if he be a poor man, thou shalt not sleep in his pledge:
24:13 thou shalt, restore, to him the pledge at the going in of the sun, so shall he sleep in his own mantle, and bless thee, -- and, unto thee, shall it be righteous-ness before Yahweh thy God.
24:14 Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, -- of thy brethren or of thy sojourners that are in thy land, within thy gates;
24:15 for his day, shalt thou give his hire neither shall the sun, go in upon it, for, poor, he is, and, unto it, is he lifting up his soul, -- lest he cry out against thee, unto Yahweh, and it be, in thee a sin.
24:16 Fathers shall not be put to death for sons, nor shall sons, be put to death for fathers, -- every man, for his own sin, shall he put to death.
24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the sojourner [or] the fatherless, -- neither shalt thou take in pledge the garment of a widow;
24:18 so shalt thou remember that, a servant, becamest thou in Egypt, and that Yahweh thy God, redeemed thee, from thence, -- therefore, am I commanding thee to do this thing.
24:19 When thou cuttest down thy harvest in thy field and forgettest a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not turn back to fetch it, to the sojourner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, shall it belong, -- that Yahweh thy God, may bless thee, in all the Work of thy hands.
24:20 When thou beatest thine olive-tree, thou shalt not glean after thee, -- to the sojourner to the fatherless and to the widow, shall it belong,
24:21 When thou cuttest off the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not go about picking after thee, -- to the sojourner to the fatherless and to the widow, shall it belong:
24:22 so shalt thou remember that a servant, becamest thou in the land of Egypt, -- therefore, am I commending thee to do this thing.
25:1 When there ariseth a controversy between men, and they come nigh unto judgment, and judgment is granted them, then shall they justify the righteous man, and condemn the lawless.
25:2 And it shall be -- if the lawless man be, worthy of stripes, then shall the judge cause him to lie down and he beaten before him, according to the measure of his lawlessness, by number:
25:3 forty stripes, may he give him not going beyond, -- lest, if he do go beyond to smite him above these, with many stripes, then should thy brother be of no account in thine eyes.
25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle an ox when he is treading out the corn.
25:5 When brethren dwell together, and one of them dieth, having, no son, the wife of the dead shall not marry outside to a stranger, -- her husband's brother, shall go in unto her, and take her unto him to wife and do for her as a husband's brother.
25:6 And it shall be, that, the firstborn which she beareth, shall succeed in the name of his brother who is dead, -- so shall his name not be wiped out from Israel.
25:7 But, if the man like not to take his sister-in-law, then shall his sister-in-law go up unto the gate, unto the elders, and say -- My husband's brother hath refused, to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he is not willing to do as a husband's brother unto me.
25:8 Then shall the elders of his city call him and speak unto him, -- and he shall stand and say, I like not to take her.
25:9 Then shall his brothers wife come near unto him in the presence of the elders, and draw his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, -- and respond and say, Thus shall it be done unto the man who will not build up the house of his brother.
25:10 And his name shall be called in Israel, -- The house of him who had his shoe drawn off.
25:11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, -- and she putteth forth her hand, and seizeth him by his parts of shame,
25:12 then shalt thou cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity.
25:13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, -- a great and a small.
25:14 Thou shalt not have in thy house divers measures, -- a great and a small.
25:15 A weight full and just, shalt thou have, a measure full and just, shalt thou have, -- that thy days may be prolonged upon the soil which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee.
25:16 For an abomination unto Yahweh thy God, is every one that doeth these things, -- every one that doeth unjustly.
25:17 Remember that which Amalek did unto thee by the way when ye came forth out of Egypt;
25:18 how he encountered thee by the way and cut off in thy rear all the worn-out behind thee, thou thyself, being weary and worn, -- how he feared not God.
25:19 Therefore shall it be when Yahweh thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about in the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee for an inheritance to possess it, then shalt thou wipe out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens, -- thou shalt not forget.
26:1 And it shall be when thou shalt enter into the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee for an inheritance, -- and shalt possess it and dwell therein,
26:2 then shalt thou take -- of the first of all the fruit of the soil which thou shalt bring in from thy land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee and shalt put it in a basket, -- and go thy way unto the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose, to make a habitation for his name there.
26:3 And thou shalt come in unto the priest who shall be in those days, -- and shalt say unto him -- I declare to-day unto Yahweh thy God, that I am come into the land which Yahweh sware unto our fathers that he would give unto us.
26:4 Then shall the priest take the basket out of thy hand, -- and set it down before the altar of Yahweh thy God.
26:5 And thou shalt respond and say before Yahweh thy God -- A Syrian ready to perish, was my father, so he went down to Egypt, and became a sojourner there with men only few; but he became there a nation great, mighty and numerous;
26:6 and the Egyptians, badly entreated us, and humiliated us, -- and put upon us harsh service;
26:7 so we made outcry unto Yahweh God of our fathers, -- and Yahweh hearkened unto our voice, and looked upon our humiliation and our toil, and our oppression;
26:8 and Yahweh, brought us forth, out of Egypt, with a firm hand and with a stretched-out arm, and with great terror, -- and with signs and with wonders;
26:9 and brought us into this place, and gave unto us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
26:10 Now, therefore lo! I have brought in the first of the fruit of the soil, which thou hast given unto me, O Yahweh. Thus shalt thou set it down before Yahweh thy God, and shall bow thyself down before Yahweh thy God;
26:11 and shalt rejoice in all the good things which Yahweh thy God, hath given unto thee, and unto thy house, -- thou and the Levite, and the sojourner who is in thy midst.
26:12 When thou shalt make an end of tithing all the tithe of thine increase in the third year the year of tithing, -- and shalt give unto the Levite unto the sojourner, unto the fatherless and unto the widow, and they shall eat within thy gates and be satisfied,
26:13 then shalt thou say -- before Yahweh thy God: -- I have carefully removed that which was hallowed out of the house moreover also I have given it unto the Levite, and unto the sojourner unto the fatherless and unto the widow, according to all thy commandment which thou hast commanded me, -- I have not transgressed any of thy commandments neither have I forgotten,
26:14 I have not eaten in my sorrow therefrom neither have I removed therefrom when unclean, neither have I given thereof unto the dead, -- I have hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh my God, I have done according to all which thou hast commanded me.
26:15 Look thou down out of thy holy habitation out of the heavens and bless thy people Israel, and the soil which thou hast given unto us, -- as thou didst swear unto our fathers, a and flowing with milk and honey.
26:16 This day, is Yahweh thy God commanding thee to do these statutes and the regulations, -- thou shalt therefore observe and do them, with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
26:17 Thou hast avowed to-day that Yahweh, shall be, thy God, and that thou wilt walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his regulations and wilt hearken unto his voice.
26:18 And, Yahweh, hath avowed to-day that thou shalt be, his people, as a treasure, as he spake unto thee, -- and that thou shalt observe all his commandments;
26:19 and [hath avowed] that he will set thee on high above all the nations which he hath made, for praise, and for renown and for glory, and that thou shalt be a holy people unto Yahweh thy God as he hath spoken.
27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people saying, -- Observe all the commandment which I am commanding you to-day.
27:2 So then it shall be in the day when ye shall pass over the Jordan, into the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, -- that thou shalt rear thee up great stones, and plaster them with plaster;
27:3 and shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou shalt pass over, -- to the end that thou mayest enter upon the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee a land flowing with milk and honey, as Yahweh the God of thy fathers hath spoken unto thee.
27:4 So then it shall be when ye shall pass over the Jordan, that ye shall rear up these stones which I am commanding you to-day in Mount Ebal, -- and thou shalt plaster them with plaster.
27:5 And thou shalt build there an altar unto Yahweh thy God, -- an altar of stones, thou shalt not wield thereupon any tool of iron.
27:6 Of whole stones, shalt thou build the altar of Yahweh thy God, -- then shalt thou cause to go up thereon ascending-sacrifices, unto Yahweh thy God;
27:7 and thou shalt sacrifice peace-offerings and shalt eat there, -- and rejoice before Yahweh thy God.
27:8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law doing it plainly and well.
27:9 And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel saying, -- Keep silence and hear O Israel, This day, hast thou been made a people unto Yahweh thy God.
27:10 Thou shalt therefore hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, -- and do his commandments and his statutes, which I am commanding thee to-day.
27:11 And Moses commanded the people on that day, saying:
27:12 These, shall stand to bless the people upon Mount Gerizim, when ye have passed over the Jordan, -- Simeon and Levi and Judah, and Issachar and Joseph and Benjamin;
27:13 and, these, shall stand by the curse in Mount Ebal, -- Reuben Gad and Asher, and Zebulun Dan and Naphtali.
27:14 Then shall the Levites respond and say unto every man of Israel with voice uplifted: --
27:15 Cursed, be the man that maketh an image -- cut or molten -- an abomination unto Yahweh the work of the hands of the craftsman and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall respond and say -- Amen.
27:16 Cursed, be he that holdeth in light esteem his father or his mother. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:17 Cured, be he that moveth back the boundary of his neighbour. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:18 Cursed, be he that causeth the blind to wander in the way. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:19 Cursed, be he that perverteth the right of the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:20 Cursed, be he that lieth with his father's wife, because he hath turned aside his father's coverlet. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:21 Cursed, be he that lieth with any beast. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:22 Cursed, be he that lieth with his sister, daughter of his father or daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:23 Cursed, be he that lieth with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:24 Cursed, be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:25 Cursed, be he that taketh a bribe to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
27:26 Cursed, be he that establisheth not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say -- Amen.
28:1 And it shall be, if thou wilt, hearken, unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to observe to do all his commandments which I am commanding thee to-day, then will Yahweh thy God set thee on high, above all the nations of the earth;
28:2 and all these blessings shall come in upon thee, and reach thee, -- because thou dost hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God: --
28:3 Blessed shalt, thou be in the city, -- and blessed shalt thou be in the field:
28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground and the fruit of thy cattle, -- the young of thy kine, and the ewes of thy flock:
28:5 Blessed, shall be thy basket and thy kneading-trough:
28:6 Blessed, shalt thou be when thou comest in, -- and, blessed, shalt thou be when thou goest out:
28:7 Yahweh will deliver thine enemies who rise up against thee, to be routed before thee, -- one way, shall they come out against thee, and seven ways, shall they flee before thee:
28:8 Yahweh will command to be with thee the blessing, in thy storehouses and in all whereunto thou settest thy hand, -- and will bless thee in the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee:
28:9 Yahweh will confirm thee unto himself for a holy people, as he sware unto thee, -- be-cause thou dost keep the commandments of Yahweh thy God, and dost walk in his ways.
28:10 And all the peoples of the earth shall see that, the name of Yahweh, hath been called upon thee, -- and shall be afraid of thee.
28:11 And Yahweh will cause thee to abound in that which is good, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle and in the fruit of thy soil, -- upon the soil which Yahweh sware unto thy fathers, to give unto thee:
28:12 Yahweh will open unto thee his rich storehouse -- the heavens, to give the rain of thy land in its season, and to bless ever, work of thy hand, so shalt thou lend unto many nations, but thou, shalt not borrow:
28:13 And Yahweh, will give thee, to be the head, and not the tail, and thou shalt be only above, and shalt not be beneath, -- because thou dost hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh thy God, which I am commanding thee, to-day, to observe and to do;
28:14 and dost not turn side from any of the words which I am commanding you to-day, to the right hand or to the left, -- to go after other gods, to serve them,
28:15 But it shall be, if thou do not hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I am commanding thee to-day, then shall come in upon thee all these curses and shall reach thee: --
28:16 Cursed, shalt thou be in the city, -- and cursed, shalt thou be in the field:
28:17 Cursed, shall be thy basket, and thy kneading-trough:
28:18 Cursed, shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground -- the young of thy kine and the ewes of thy flock:
28:19 Cursed, shalt thou be, when thou comest in, -- and, cursed, shalt thou be, when thou goest out:
28:20 Yahweh will send upon thee cursing, confusion and rebuke, in all whereunto thou settest thy hand that thou mayest do it, -- until thou he destroyed and until thou perish quickly, because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
28:21 Yahweh will cause to cleave unto thee -- the pestilence, -- until he hath consumed thee from off the soil which thou art entering to possess.
28:22 Yahweh, will smite thee, with consumption and with fever, and with inflammation and with violent heat and with the sword, and with blight and with mildew, -- and they shall pursue thee, until thou perish.
28:23 And thy heavens which are over thy head shall become bronze, -- and the earth which is under thee iron.
28:24 Yahweh will cause the rain of thy land to he powder and dust, -- out of the heavens, shall it come down upon thee, until thou he destroyed.
28:25 Yahweh will give thee up to be routed before thine enemies, one way, shalt thou go out against them, and, seven ways, shalt thou flee before them, -- and thou shalt become a terror unto all the kingdoms of the earth.
28:26 And thy dead body shall become food for every bird of the heavens, and for the beast of the earth, -- with none to fright them away.
28:27 Yahweh, will smite thee, with the burning sores of Egypt and with the hemorrhoids, and with scab, and with itch, -- of which thou canst not be healed.
28:28 Yahweh, will smite thee, with madness and with blindness, -- and with terror of heart;
28:29 and thou shalt he groping about in noonday brightness, as the blind man gropeth in thick darkness, and thou shalt not make thy ways prosper, -- but shalt be only oppressed and spoiled all the days with none to save.
28:30 A wife, shalt thou betroth, and, another man shall lie with her. A house, shalt thou build, and shalt not dwell therein, -- A vineyard, shalt thou plant, and shalt not throw it open;
28:31 Thine ox slaughtered before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof, Thine ass stolen from before thee, and shall not be restored to thee, -- Thy flock given to thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to save.
28:32 Thy sons and thy daughters given to another people, thine eyes looking on, and failing for them all the day, thine own hand being powerless.
28:33 The fruit of thy soil, and all thy toilsome produce, shall a people whom thou knowest not, eat up, -- and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed, all the days;
28:34 so that thou shalt be mad, -- for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
28:35 Yahweh, will smite thee, with a grievous boil, upon the knees and upon the legs, of which thou canst not he healed, -- from the sole of thy foot even unto the crown of thy head.
28:36 Yahweh will bring thee and thy king whom thou wilt set up over thee, unto a nation which thou hast not known, thou nor thy fathers, -- and thou shalt serve there other gods of wood and of stone.
28:37 Thus shalt thou become a horror, a byword, and a mockery, among all the peoples whither Yahweh thy God will drive thee.
28:38 Much seed, shalt thou take out into the field, -- and little, shalt thou gather in, for the locust shall consume it.
28:39 Vineyards, shalt thou plant, and dress, -- but wine, shalt thou not drink, neither shalt thou gather the grapes, for the worm shall eat them.
28:40 Olive trees, shalt thou have in all thy bounds, -- but with oil, shalt thou not anoint thyself, for thine olives, shall drop off.
28:41 Sons and daughters, shalt thou beget, and they shall not be thine, for they shall go into captivity.
28:42 All thy trees, and the fruit of thy ground, shall the grasshopper, devour.
28:43 The sojourner who is in thy midst, shall mount up above thee higher and higher, -- whereas, thou, shalt come down lower and lower:
28:44 he, shall lend to thee, but, thou, shalt not lend to him, -- he, shall become head, and, thou, shalt become tail.
28:45 Moreover, all these curses, shall come in upon thee, and pursue thee and overtake thee, until thou be destroyed, -- because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he hath commanded thee;
28:46 and they shall be upon thee, for a sign, and for a wonder, and upon thy seed, unto times age-abiding.
28:47 Because thou servedst not Yahweh thy God, with rejoicing, and with gladness of heart, for abundance of all things,
28:48 therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies, whom Yahweh will send against thee, with hunger and with thirst and with nakedness, and with want of all things, -- and he, will put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he hath destroyed thee.
28:49 Yahweh will bring against thee a nation from afar, from the end of the earth, as darteth a bird of prey, -- a nation whose tongue thou canst not understand;
28:50 a nation of fierce countenance, -- who wilt not respect an elder nor to the young, show favour;
28:51 then shall be eat the young of thy cattle and the fruit of thy ground until thou art destroyed, who will not leave for thee corn, new wine or oil, the young of thy kine, or the ewes of thy flock, -- until he hath caused thee to perish.
28:52 And he shall lay siege to thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fortified walls come down wherein thou wast trusting, in all thy land, -- yea he will lay siege to thee in all thy gates, in all thy land which Yahweh thy God, hath given, unto thee.
28:53 And thou wilt eat the fruit of thy body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, whom Yahweh thy God hath given unto thee -- in the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine enemy will straiten thee.
28:54 The man that is tender among you, and exceedingly delicate, his eye will be jealous of his brother and of the wife of his bosom, and of the remnant of his sons, whom be might leave behind;
28:55 so that he will not give to any one of them, of the flesh of his sons which he will eat, because he hath nothing at all left him, -- in the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine enemy will straiten thee within all thy gates.
28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you who hath never adventured the sole of her foot to set it upon the ground, through delicateness and through tenderness, her eye shall be jealous of the husband of her bosom, and of her own son, and of her own daughter;
28:57 both as to her afterbirth that cometh forth from between her feet and as to her children which she shall bear, for she will eat them for want of all things secretly, -- in the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine enemy will straiten thee within thine own gates.
28:58 If thou wilt not take heed to do all the words of this law, which are written in this scroll, -- to revere this glorious and reverend name, Yahweh thy God,
28:59 then will Yahweh make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, -- plagues great and lasting, and diseases grievous and lasting;
28:60 and he will bring back on thee all the sickness of Egypt, because of which thou wast afraid, -- and they shall cleave unto thee;
28:61 even every disease and, every plague, which are not written in this scroll of the law, will Yahweh bring up against thee, until thou art destroyed,
28:62 And ye shall be left men few in number, whereas ye had become as the stars of the heavens for multitude, -- because thou hast not hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh thy God.
28:63 And it shall come to pass that as Yahweh rejoiced over you to do you good and to multiply you, so, will Yahweh rejoice over you, to cause you to perish and to destroy you, -- and ye shall be torn away, from off the soil, whither thou art going in to possess it;
28:64 and Yahweh will scatter thee among all the peoples, from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth, -- and thou wilt serve there other gods whom thou hast not known -- thou nor thy fathers, -- of wood and of stone.
28:65 And among those nations, shalt thou find no ease, neither shall there be a place of rest for the sole of thy foot, -- but Yahweh will give unto thee there a trembling heart, and a failing of eyes and faintness of soul.
28:66 And thy life will be hung up for thee in front, -- and thou wilt be in dread by night and by day, and wilt not trust in thy life.
28:67 In the morning, thou wilt say -- Oh that it were evening! and in the evening, thou wilt say -- Oh that it were morning! because of the dread of thy heart which thou wilt dread, and because of the sight of thine eyes which thou wilt see.
28:68 And Yahweh will take thee back again to Egypt in ships, by the way whereof I said unto thee, Thou shalt not again any more see it. And ye will offer yourselves there for sale unto thine enemies as servants and as handmaids with no one to buy.
29:1 These, are the words of the covenant which Yahweh commanded Moses to solemnise with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, -- besides the covenant, which he solemnised with them in Horeb.
29:2 And Moses called unto all Israel and said unto them, -- Ye yourselves, saw all that Yahweh did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, unto Pharaoh and unto all his servants and unto all his land:
29:3 the great provings which thine own eyes saw, -- those great signs and wonders:
29:4 yet hath Yahweh not given onto you a heart to know, or eyes to see or ears to hear, -- until this day.
29:5 I led you, therefore forty years in the desert, -- your mantles fell not with age, from off you, even thy sandal, fell not with age from off thy foot:
29:6 Bread, ye did not eat, and wine and strong drink, ye did not drink, -- that ye might know that, I, Yahweh, was your God.
29:7 And when ye entered into this place, then came forth Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan to meet us in battle and we smote them;
29:8 and we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites, -- and unto the half tribe of Manasseh.
29:9 Ye must, therefore, keep the words of this covenant, and do them, -- that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
29:10 Ye are stationed, to-day, all of you, before Yahweh your God, -- your heads your tribes, and your elders and your officers, every man of Israel;
29:11 your little ones your wives, and thy sojourner that is in the midst of thy camps, -- from him that heweth thy wood unto him that draweth thy water:
29:12 that thou mayest pass through into the covenant of Yahweh thy God and into his oath, -- which Yahweh thy God is solemnising with thee, to-day:
29:13 that he may confirm thee to-day as his own people, while, he, becometh thine own God, as he spake unto thee, -- and as he sware unto thy fathers, unto Abraham unto Isaac and unto Jacob.
29:14 And not with you alone, am I solemnising this covenant and this oath;
29:15 but with him who is here with us, standing to-day before Yahweh our God, -- and with him who is not here with us to-day.
29:16 (For, ye, know, how we dwelt in the land of Egypt, -- and how we passed through the midst of the nations which ye did pass through;
29:17 and ye saw their disgusting images, and their manufactured gods, -- the wood and the stone, the silver and the gold that are with them.)
29:18 Lest there be among you -- a man or a woman or a family or a tribe, whose heart is turning to-day, from Yahweh our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations, -- lest there be among you a root fruitful of poison and wormwood;
29:19 and so it come to pass while he is hearing the words of this oath, that he will bless himself in his heart -- saying, Prosperity, shall I have, although in the stubbornness of my heart, I go on, -- so that the drunkenness addeth to the thirst:
29:20 Yahweh will not be willing to forgive him, but, then, will the anger of Yahweh and his jealousy smoke against that man, and all the oath that is written in this scroll, shall settle down upon him, -- and Yahweh wipe out his name from under the heavens;
29:21 and Yahweh single him out for calamity, out of all the tribes of Israel, -- according to all the oaths of the covenant that is written in this scroll of the law.
29:22 So that the generation coming after -- your sons who shall rise up after you, and the foreigner who shall come in from a far-off land, will say -- when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses thereof wherewith Yahweh hath made it sick:
29:23 brimstone and salt burning up all the land thereof, it shall not be sown neither shall it shoot forth neither shall there come up thereon any herbage, -- like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which Yahweh overthrow in his anger and in his wrath:
29:24 yea all the nations will say, For what cause, hath Yahweh done, thus, unto this land? what meaneth this great heat of anger?
29:25 Then will men say, Because they forsook the covenant of Yahweh the God of their fathers, -- which he solemnised with them, when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt;
29:26 and went and served other gods, and bowed down to them, -- gods which they had not known, and in which he had given them no share:
29:27 therefore did the anger of Yahweh kindle upon that land, -- to bring in upon it all the curse that is written in this scroll;
29:28 and therefore hath Yahweh rooted them out, from off their own soil, in anger and in wrath and in great indignation, -- and cast them into another land as at this day.
29:29 The secret things, [belong unto Yahweh our God] and, the things that are revealed, belong to us and to our children unto times age-abiding, that we may do all the words of this law.
30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things shall come in upon thee -- the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, -- and thou shalt bring them back unto thy heart among all the nations whither Yahweh thy God hath driven thee;
30:2 and thou shalt return unto Yahweh thy God and shalt hearken unto his voice, according to all that I am commanding thee to-day, -- thou and thy sons, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
30:3 then will Yahweh thy God bring back thy captivity and have compassion upon thee, -- and return and gather thee from among all the peoples whither Yahweh thy God hath scattered thee.
30:4 Though thou be driven out unto the utmost part of the heavens, from thence, will Yahweh thy God gather thee, and, from thence will he fetch thee;
30:5 and Yahweh thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it, -- and he will do thee good and multiply thee beyond thy fathers.
30:6 And Yahweh thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, -- to love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
30:7 And Yahweh thy God will put all these oaths upon thine enemies and upon them who hated thee who persecuted thee.
30:8 But, thou, wilt return, and hearken unto the voice of Yahweh, -- and wilt do all his commandments, which I am commanding thee, to-day,
30:9 And Yahweh thy God will make thee pre-eminent, in every work of thy hand -- in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle and in the fruit of thy ground, for good, -- for Yahweh will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
30:10 if thou hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to keep his commandments, and his statutes, which are written in this scroll of the law, -- if thou return unto Yahweh thy God, with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
30:11 For as touching this commandment, which I am commanding thee to-day, it is not, too wonderful, for thee, neither is it far off.
30:12 It is, not in the heavens, -- that thou shouldest say -- Who shall ascend for us into the heavens that he may fetch it for us, that we may hear it, and do it?
30:13 Neither is it, over the sea, -- that thou shouldest say, Who will pass over for us to the other side of the sea, that he may fetch it for us, that we may hear it, and do it?
30:14 But, near unto thee, is the word, exceedingly, -- in thy mouth and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
30:15 See! I have set before thee, to-day, life and prosperity, -- and death and calamity;
30:16 for thou must keep the commandments of Yahweh thy God which I am commanding thee to-day, to love Yahweh thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes, and his regulations, -- so shalt thou live and multiply, and Yahweh thy God will bless thee, in the land which thou art entering to possess.
30:17 But, if thy heart shall turn away, and thou wilt, not hearken, -- but shalt be drawn away, and shalt bow thyself down to other gods and serve them,
30:18 I declare unto you, to-day, that ye shall perish, -- ye shall not prolong your days, upon the soil which thou art passing over the Jordan to enter and possess.
30:19 I call to witness against you to-day, the heavens and the earth, that life and death, have I set before thee, the blessing and the curse, -- therefore shouldest thou choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
30:20 to love Yahweh thy God, to hearken unto his voice, and to cleave unto him, -- for, he, is thy life, and thy length of days, that thou mayest abide upon the soil which Yahweh sware to thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, to give unto them.
31:1 And Moses went, and spake these words unto all Israel;
31:2 and said unto them -- A hundred and twenty years old, am I to-day, I can no more go out and come in, -- Yahweh indeed hath said unto me, Thou shall not pass over this Jordan.
31:3 Yahweh thy God, is passing over before thee, he, will destroy these nations from before thee so shalt thou dispossess them, -- Joshua is passing over before thee, as Yahweh hath spoken.
31:4 So will Yahweh do unto them as he did unto Sihon and unto Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them whom he destroyed.
31:5 So will Yahweh deliver them up before you, -- and ye shall do unto them -- according to all the commandment which I have commanded you.
31:6 Be firm and bold, do not fear nor tremble because of them, -- for Yahweh thy God, it is who is going with thee, he will not fail thee nor forsake thee.
31:7 And Moses called for Joshua, and said unto him, in the sight of all Israel. Be firm and bold, for, thou, shalt go with this people into the land which Yahweh sware unto their fathers to give unto them, and, thou shalt cause them to inherit it.
31:8 But, Yahweh, it is who is going before thee, he will be with thee, he will not fail thee nor forsake thee, -- thou must not fear nor be dismayed.
31:9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, who were bearing the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, -- and unto all the elders of Israel.
31:10 And Moses commanded them, saying, -- At the end of seven years in the appointed season of the year of release, during the festival of booths;
31:11 when all Israel cometh in to see the face of Yahweh thy God, in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt lead this law before all Israel, in their hearing.
31:12 Call together the people -- the men and the women and the little ones, and thy sojourner who is within thy gates, -- that they may hear, and that they may learn, so shall they revere Yahweh your God, and observe to do all the words of this law;
31:13 and that their children who know not, may hear and learn, that they may revere Yahweh your God, -- all the days that ye are living upon the soil, which ye are passing over the Jordan to possess.
31:14 Then said Yahweh unto Moses: Lo! thy days have drawn near that thou must die. Call Joshua and station yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may command him. So Moses went, with Joshua, and they took their station in the tent of meeting.
31:15 And Yahweh appeared in the tent, in a pillar of cloud, -- and the pillar of cloud stood, at the entrance of the tent.
31:16 Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Lo! thou art about to sleep with thy fathers, -- and this people will rise up, and go away unchastely after the gods of the foreigners of the land into the midst of whom they are entering, and will forsake me and break my covenant which I solemnised with them.
31:17 Then will mine anger kindle upon them in that day, and I will forsake them and will hide my face from them and they shall be consumed, and many calamities and misfortunes shall find them out, -- and they will say, in that day, Is it not because my God is not in my midst, that these calamities have found me out?
31:18 But, I, will utterly, hide, my face, in that day, because of all the wickedness which they have done, in that they have turned away unto other gods.
31:19 Now, therefore write ye for you this Song, and teach it unto the sons of Israel put it in their mouths, -- that this Song may become for me a witness against the sons of Israel.
31:20 When I bring them upon the soil which I sware unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they shall eat and be filled and wax fat, then will they turn away unto other gods and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant.
31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many calamities and misfortunes shall find them out, then shall this Song respond to their face, as a witness, for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouth of their seed, for I know their imagination, which they are forming to-day, ere yet I bring them into the land of which I sware unto their fathers.
31:22 Moses therefore wrote this Song on that day, -- and taught it unto the sons of Israel.
31:23 And he commanded Joshua, son of Nun, and said -- Be firm and bold, for, thou shalt bring the sons of Israel into the land which I have sworn to them, -- and, I, will be with thee.
31:24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law, upon a scroll, -- until he had finished them,
31:25 then Moses commanded the Levites, who were bearing the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, saying:
31:26 Take this scroll of the law, and put it at the side of the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, -- so shall it be there in thy midst as a witness.
31:27 For, I, know thy perverseness, and thy stiff neck, -- lo! while I am yet alive with you to-day, ye are, quarrelling, with Yahweh, and how much more after my death?
31:28 Call together unto me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, -- and let me speak in their hearing these words, and let me take to witness against them the heavens and the earth.
31:29 For I know that after my death, ye will break faith, and turn aside out of the way which I have commanded you, -- and calamity will befall you in the afterpart of the days, because ye will do the thing that is wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, to provoke him with the work of your own hands.
31:30 So Moses spake in the hearing of all the convocation of Israel the words of this Song, until they were ended: --
32:1 Give ear O ye heavens and I will speak, And let the earth hear the sayings of my mouth:
32:2 Let my teaching drop as the rain, Let my speech distil as the dew, -- As copious rains on tender grass, As myriad drops on seeding plants.
32:3 When, the name of Yahweh, I proclaim, Ascribe ye greatness unto our God: --
32:4 A Rock! faultless his work, For, all his ways, are just, A GOD of faithfulness and without perversity, Right and fair, is he!
32:5 They have broken faith with him to be no sons of his -- their fault, -- A generation twisted and crooked.
32:6 Is it Yahweh, ye thus requite, O impious people and unwise? Is not, he, thy father who begat thee? He, that made thee and established thee?
32:7 Remember the days of age-past times, Remark the years of many generations, -- Ask thy father and he will tell thee, Thine elders and they will say to thee: --
32:8 When the Most High gave inheritances unto the nations, When he spread abroad the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the peoples, According to the number of the sons of Israel.
32:9 For, Yahweh's portion is his people, -- Jacob, his inherited possession.
32:10 He met him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness, -- He encompassed him watched over him, Shielded him as the pupil of his own eye.
32:11 As, an eagle, stirreth up his nest, Over his young ones, fluttereth, Spreadeth abroad his wings, taketh one, Beareth it up on his pinions,
32:12 Yahweh alone did lead him, -- And there was with him no GOD of a stranger.
32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the land, Caused him to eat the increase of the fields, -- And gave him to suck honey out of the cliff, And oil out of the rock of flint:
32:14 Curds of kine and milk of sheep, -- With fat of well-fed lambs, Yea rams bred in Bashan, and he-goats, With the white of the kernels of wheat, -- And, the blood of the grape, thou didst drink as it foamed.
32:15 Then Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: Thou wast fat, Thou wast thick, Thou wast gorged, So he forsook the GOD who made him, And treated as foolish his Rock of salvation.
32:16 They moved him to jealousy with foreign [gods], -- With abominations, angered they him:
32:17 They sacrificed to mischievous demons to a No-GOD, Gods whom they knew not, -- New ones lately come in, Your fathers never shuddered at them!
32:18 Of the Rock who had begotten thee, thou wast unmindful, -- And didst forget GOD who had given thee birth.
32:19 When Yahweh, he derided, -- Because his sons and his daughters gave pro-vocation.
32:20 So he said: -- I will hide any face from them, I will see what will be their hereafter, -- For a generation given to intrigue, they are, Sons, whom there is no trusting;
32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with a No-GOD, They have angered me with their vanities: I, therefore, will move them to jealousy with a No-people, With an impious nation, will I anger them.
32:22 For, a fire, is kindled in mine anger, And shall burn as far as hades beneath, -- And consume the earth with her produce, And set ablaze the foundations of the mountains:
32:23 I will heap on them, calamities, -- Mine arrows, will I spend upon them:
32:24 The meltings of hunger, The devourings of fever, And the dangerous pestilence, -- And, the tooth of beasts, will I send among them, With the poison of crawlers of the dust:
32:25 Without, shall the sword bereave, In the inmost recesses, terror, -- To both young man and virgin, Suckling, with man of grey hairs.
32:26 I said, I would puff them away, I would destroy from mortals, their memory;
32:27 Were it not that the taunt of the foe, I feared, Lest their adversaries should mistake, -- Lest they should say -- Our own hand, is exalted, It is not Yahweh, therefore who hath wrought all this!
32:28 For a nation of vanished sagacity, they are, -- And there is in them no understanding.
32:29 If they had been wise, they would have understood this, -- They would have given heed to their here-after!
32:30 Oh! how would one, have chased, a thousand! And, two, put, ten thousand to flight, -- Were it not that their Rock had sold them, And, Yahweh, had abandoned them;
32:31 For, not like our Rock, is their rock, Our enemies themselves, being judges;
32:32 For of the vine of Sodom, is their vine, And of the vineyards of Gomorrah, -- Their grapes, are grapes of gall, Clusters of bitter things, are theirs:
32:33 The poison of large serpents, is their wine, -- Yea the fierce venom of asps.
32:34 Is not, that, stored up with me, -- Sealed up amongst my treasures;
32:35 Unto the days of vengeance and requital: Unto the time their foot shall totter? For, near, is the day of their fate, And their destiny speedeth on.
32:36 For Yahweh will vindicate his people, And upon his servants, will have compassion, -- When he seeth that strength is exhausted, And there is no one shut up or at large,
32:37 Then will he say, Where are their gods, The rock in whom they have trusted;
32:38 Who used to eat the fat of their sacrifices, To drink the wine of their libations? Let them rise up and help you, Let them be over you for a coveting!
32:39 See, now, that, I, I, am, he that is, And there are no gods with me, -- I, kill -- and make alive, I wound and, I, heal, And there is none who, from my hand, can deliver,
32:40 For I lift up unto the heavens my hand, -- And say, Living am, I, unto times age-abiding:
32:41 If I whet my flashing sword, And my hand take bold on justice, I will return vengeance unto mine adversaries, And them who hate me, will I requite:
32:42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, And, my sword, shall devour flesh, -- With the blood of the slain and the captive, With the flesh of the chief leader of the foe.
32:43 Shout for joy O ye nations [with] his people, For the blood of his servants, he avengeth, -- And, vengeance, he returneth unto his adversaries, And is propitious unto the soil of his people.
32:44 So Moses came in and spake all the words of this Song in the hearing of the people, -- he and Hoshea son of Nun.
32:45 And, when Moses made an end of speaking all these words unto all Israel,
32:46 he said unto them -- Apply your hearts unto all the words which I am witnessing against you, to-day, -- how that ye must command your sons to observe to do all the words of this law;
32:47 for it is not, too small a thing, for you, for, it, is your life, -- and, hereby, shall ye prolong your days upon the soil whereunto ye are, passing over the Jordan to possess it.
32:48 And Yahweh spake unto Moses, on this selfsame day, saying:
32:49 Get thee up into this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, which is over against Jericho -- and behold the land of Canaan which I am giving unto the sons of Israel, for a possession;
32:50 and die thou in the mount whither thou art going up, and he withdrawn unto thy kinsfolk, -- as Aaron thy brother died in Mount Hor, and was withdrawn unto his kinsfolk;
32:51 for that ye acted unfaithfully against me in the midst of the sons of Israel, regarding the waters of Meribah-Kadesh in the desert of Zin, -- for that ye hallowed me not in the midst of the sons of Israel.
32:52 Yet, over against thee, shalt thou behold the land, -- but thereinto, shalt thou not enter, into the land which I am giving unto the sons of Israel.
33:1 Now, this, is the blessing wherewith Moses, the man of God, blessed the sons of Israel, -- before his death.
33:2 And he said -- Yahweh from Sinai, came near, -- Yea he dawned, out of Seir, upon them, He shone forth out of Mount Paran, Yea he came out of holy myriads, -- Out of his right hand [proceeded] fire to guide them.
33:3 Yea he loved the tribes, All his holy ones, were in thy hand, -- Yea, they, were encamped at thy feet, Each one bare away some of thy words.
33:4 A law, did Moses command us, -- A possession, for the convocation of Jacob.
33:5 Thus became he in, Jeshurun, a king, -- When the heads of the people gathered them-selves together, As one man, the tribes of Israel. [Reuben] --
33:6 Let Reuben live and not die, -- Nor his men he easily counted.
33:7 And, this, is for Judah, when he said, Hear, O Yahweh, the voice of Judah, That unto his own people, thou wouldst bring him home, -- Let, his own hands, suffice him, And, a helper from his adversaries, do thou become.
33:8 And of Levi, he said: Let, thy perfections and thy lights, belong unto thy man of lovingkindness, -- Whom thou didst put to the proof at Massah, With whom thou didst contend over the waters of Meribah;
33:9 Who saith of his father and of his mother, I behold them not, And, his own brethren, regardeth he not, And, his own sons, observeth he not, -- Because they watch thy speech, That, thy covenant, they may preserve,;
33:10 May teach thy regulations unto Jacob, And thy law unto Israel, -- May put incense in thy nostrils, And a whole-offering upon thine altar.
33:11 Bless, O Yahweh his substance, And with the work of his hands, wilt thou be well pleased, -- Crush thou the loins of them who rise up against him, And of them who hate him, that they rise not again.
33:12 Of Benjamin, he said, The beloved of Yahweh, shall settle down securely, -- With one to throw a shade over him all the day long, Yea, between his shoulders, hath he found rest.
33:13 And of Joseph, he said, Blessed of Yahweh, be his land, -- With the precious things of the heavens with the dew, And with the abyss, couching beneath;
33:14 And with the precious fruits of the sun, -- And with the precious yield of the moons;
33:15 And with the chief of the ancient mountains, -- And with the precious things of the age-abiding hills;
33:16 And with the precious things of the earth and its fulness, And with the goodwill of One who dwelt in a thorn-bush. -- Let it come on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him who was consecrated among his brethren.
33:17 His firstborn ox, be an honour to him. And the horns of a buffalo, be his horns, With them, let him thrust, peoples, All at once, to the ends of the earth, -- Yea, [with] these, the myriads of Ephraim, And, [with] those, the thousands of Manasseh.
33:18 And, of Zebulun, he said, Rejoice, Zebulun in thy going out, -- And [thou], Issachar in thy tents:
33:19 The peoples, unto the mountain, will they call, There, will they offer the sacrifices of righteousness, -- For, the abundance of the seas, will they suck, Hidden treasures of the sand.
33:20 And, of Gad, he said: Blessed, be he that hath made room for Gad, -- As a lioness, hath he laid himself down, And hath torn an arm likewise the crown of the head;
33:21 And hath provided a first part for himself, For, there, a commander's portion hath been hid, -- So he cometh with the heads of the people, The righteousness of Yahweh, he executeth, And his regulations, with Israel.
33:22 And, of Dan, he said, Dan, is a lion's whelp, -- He leapeth out of Bashan.
33:23 And, of Naphtali, he said, O Naphtali! satisfied with favour, And full with the blessing of Yahweh, -- The west and the sunny south, do thou possess.
33:24 And, of Asher, he said, Most blessed of sons, be Asher, -- Let him have the goodwill of his brethren, And let him dip, in oil, his foot:
33:25 Iron and bronze, be thy sandals, And, as thy days, be thy strength.
33:26 There is none like GOD, O Jeshurun, -- Riding upon the heavens to thy help, -- And for his own majesty, on the skies;
33:27 Above, is the God of aforetime, And, beneath, are the Arms of the ages, -- So he driveth before thee the foe, And doth say -- Destroy!
33:28 Thus hath Israel settled down securely, Alone, the fountain of Jacob, Within a land both of corn and new wine, -- His heaven also droppeth down dew.
33:29 How happy art thou, O Israel! Who is like unto thee, O people victorious in Yahweh? Thy helpful shield, who also is thy majestic sword, -- So that thy foes come cringing unto thee, And, thou, upon their heights, dost march along.
34:1 So then Moses went up, from the waste plains of Moab into Mount Nebo, the head of Pisgah, which is over against Jericho, -- and Yahweh showed him all the land -- even Gilead as far as Dan;
34:2 and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, -- and all the land of Judah, as far as the hinder sea;
34:3 and the South, -- and the circuit of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees as far as Zoar.
34:4 And Yahweh said unto him -- This, is the land which I sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed, will I give it. I have let thee see with thine own eyes, But thither, shalt thou not pass over.
34:5 So Moses, the servant of Yahweh, died there, in the land of Moab, at the bidding of Yahweh;
34:6 and he buried him, in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor, -- but no man hath known his burying-place, until this day.
34:7 Now, Moses, was a hundred and twenty years old, when he died, -- his eye had not dimmed, nor had his freshness fled.
34:8 And the sons of Israel bewailed Moses in the waste plains of Moab thirty day, -- then were completed the wailing-days of the mourning for Moses.
34:9 But, Joshua, son of Nun, was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him, -- so the sons of Israel hearkened unto him, and did, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
34:10 And there arose not a prophet any more in Israel, like unto Moses, -- whom Yahweh acknowledged, face to face;
34:11 by all the signs and the wonders which Yahweh sent him to do in the land of Egypt, -- unto Pharaoh and unto all his servants and unto all his land;
34:12 and by all the firm hand, and by all the great terror which Moses wrought in the sight of all Israel.