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Book 05 Deuteronomy 001:001 These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah over against Suph, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. 001:002 It is eleven days' [journey] from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea. 001:003 It happened in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel, according to all that Yahweh had given him in commandment to them; 001:004 after he had struck Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth, at Edrei. 001:005 Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying, 001:006 Yahweh our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying, You have lived long enough in this mountain: 001:007 turn, and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites, and to all [the places] near there, in the Arabah, in the hill country, and in the lowland, and in the South, and by the seashore, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. 001:008 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them. 001:009 I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone: 001:010 Yahweh your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day as the stars of the sky for multitude. 001:011 Yahweh, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are, and bless you, as he has promised you! 001:012 How can I myself alone bear your encumbrance, and your burden, and your strife? 001:013 Take wise men of understanding and well known according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you. 001:014 You answered me, and said, The thing which you have spoken is good [for us] to do. 001:015 So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes. 001:016 I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear [the causes] between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the foreigner who is living with him. 001:017 You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it. 001:018 I commanded you at that time all the things which you should do. 001:019 We traveled from Horeb, and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw, by the way to the hill country of the Amorites, as Yahweh our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh Barnea. 001:020 I said to you, You are come to the hill country of the Amorites, which Yahweh our God gives to us. 001:021 Behold, Yahweh your God has set the land before you: go up, take possession, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has spoken to you; don't be afraid, neither be dismayed. 001:022 You came near to me everyone of you, and said, Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities to which we shall come. 001:023 The thing pleased me well; and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe: 001:024 and they turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out. 001:025 They took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down to us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which Yahweh our God gives to us. 001:026 Yet you wouldn't go up, but rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh your God: 001:027 and you murmured in your tents, and said, Because Yahweh hated us, he has brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. 001:028 Where are we going up? our brothers have made our heart to melt, saying, The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to the sky; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there. 001:029 Then I said to you, Don't dread, neither be afraid of them. 001:030 Yahweh your God who goes before you, he will fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 001:031 and in the wilderness, where you have seen how that Yahweh your God bore you, as a man does bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came to this place. 001:032 Yet in this thing you didn't believe Yahweh your God, 001:033 who went before you in the way, to seek you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in the cloud by day. 001:034 Yahweh heard the voice of your words, and was angry, and swore, saying, 001:035 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see the good land, which I swore to give to your fathers, 001:036 save Caleb the son of Jephunneh: he shall see it; and to him will I give the land that he has trodden on, and to his children, because he has wholly followed Yahweh. 001:037 Also Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, saying, You also shall not go in there: 001:038 Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall go in there: encourage you him; for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. 001:039 Moreover your little ones, whom you said should be a prey, and your children, who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in there, and to them will I give it, and they shall possess it. 001:040 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea{or, Sea of Reeds}. 001:041 Then you answered and said to me, We have sinned against Yahweh, we will go up and fight, according to all that Yahweh our God commanded us. You girded on every man his weapons of war, and were forward to go up into the hill country. 001:042 Yahweh said to me, Tell them, Don't go up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest you be struck before your enemies. 001:043 So I spoke to you, and you didn't listen; but you rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh, and were presumptuous, and went up into the hill country. 001:044 The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah. 001:045 You returned and wept before Yahweh; but Yahweh didn't listen to your voice, nor gave ear to you. 001:046 So you abode in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you abode [there]. 002:001 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea{or, Sea of Reeds}, as Yahweh spoke to me; and we compassed Mount Seir many days. 002:002 Yahweh spoke to me, saying, 002:003 You have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. 002:004 Command you the people, saying, You are to pass through the border of your brothers the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir; and they will be afraid of you: take good heed to yourselves therefore; 002:005 don't contend with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on; because I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession. 002:006 You shall purchase food of them for money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water of them for money, that you may drink. 002:007 For Yahweh your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand; he has known your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years Yahweh your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing. 002:008 So we passed by from our brothers the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, from the way of the Arabah from Elath and from Ezion Geber. We turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. 002:009 Yahweh said to me, Don't bother Moab, neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give you of his land for a possession; because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession. 002:010 (The Emim lived therein before, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim: 002:011 these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim. 002:012 The Horites also lived in Seir before, but the children of Esau succeeded them; and they destroyed them from before them, and lived in their place; as Israel did to the land of his possession, which Yahweh gave to them.) 002:013 Now rise up, and get you over the brook Zered. We went over the brook Zered. 002:014 The days in which we came from Kadesh Barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, were thirty-eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were consumed from the midst of the camp, as Yahweh swore to them. 002:015 Moreover the hand of Yahweh was against them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp, until they were consumed. 002:016 So it happened, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people, 002:017 that Yahweh spoke to me, saying, 002:018 You are this day to pass over Ar, the border of Moab: 002:019 and when you come near over against the children of Ammon, don't bother them, nor contend with them; for I will not give you of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession; because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession. 002:020 (That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim lived therein before; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim, 002:021 a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim; but Yahweh destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and lived in their place; 002:022 as he did for the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, when he destroyed the Horites from before them; and they succeeded them, and lived in their place even to this day: 002:023 and the Avvim, who lived in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim, who came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and lived in their place.) 002:024 Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of the Arnon: behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle. 002:025 This day will I begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you on the peoples who are under the whole sky, who shall hear the report of you, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of you. 002:026 I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, 002:027 Let me pass through your land: I will go along by the highway, I will turn neither to the right hand nor to the left. 002:028 You shall sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only let me pass through on my feet, 002:029 as the children of Esau who dwell in Seir, and the Moabites who dwell in Ar, did to me; until I shall pass over the Jordan into the land which Yahweh our God gives us. 002:030 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for Yahweh your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into your hand, as at this day. 002:031 Yahweh said to me, Behold, I have begun to deliver up Sihon and his land before you: begin to possess, that you may inherit his land. 002:032 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Jahaz. 002:033 Yahweh our God delivered him up before us; and we struck him, and his sons, and all his people. 002:034 We took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones; we left none remaining: 002:035 only the livestock we took for a prey to ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we had taken. 002:036 From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and [from] the city that is in the valley, even to Gilead, there was not a city too high for us; Yahweh our God delivered up all before us: 002:037 only to the land of the children of Ammon you didn't come near; all the side of the river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill country, and wherever Yahweh our God forbade us. 003:001 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. 003:002 Yahweh said to me, Don't fear him; for I have delivered him, and all his people, and his land, into your hand; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon. 003:003 So Yahweh our God delivered into our hand Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we struck him until none was left to him remaining. 003:004 We took all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we didn't take from them; sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 003:005 All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides the unwalled towns a great many. 003:006 We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones. 003:007 But all the livestock, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves. 003:008 We took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon; 003:009 ([which] Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir;) 003:010 all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, to Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 003:011 (For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; isn't it in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length of it, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.) 003:012 This land we took in possession at that time: from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead, and the cities of it, gave I to the Reubenites and to the Gadites: 003:013 and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, gave I to the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, even all Bashan. (The same is called the land of Rephaim. 003:014 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even Bashan, after his own name, Havvoth Jair, to this day.) 003:015 I gave Gilead to Machir. 003:016 To the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the valley of the Arnon, the middle of the valley, and the border [of it], even to the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; 003:017 the Arabah also, and the Jordan and the border [of it], from Chinnereth even to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward. 003:018 I commanded you at that time, saying, Yahweh your God has given you this land to possess it: you shall pass over armed before your brothers the children of Israel, all the men of valor. 003:019 But your wives, and your little ones, and your livestock, (I know that you have much livestock), shall abide in your cities which I have given you, 003:020 until Yahweh give rest to your brothers, as to you, and they also possess the land which Yahweh your God gives them beyond the Jordan: then shall you return every man to his possession, which I have given you. 003:021 I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Your eyes have seen all that Yahweh your God has done to these two kings: so shall Yahweh do to all the kingdoms where you go over. 003:022 You shall not fear them; for Yahweh your God, he it is who fights for you. 003:023 I begged Yahweh at that time, saying, 003:024 Lord Yahweh, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your strong hand: for what god is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to your works, and according to your mighty acts? 003:025 Please let me go over and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. 003:026 But Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, and didn't listen to me; and Yahweh said to me, Let it suffice you; speak no more to me of this matter. 003:027 Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see with your eyes: for you shall not go over this Jordan. 003:028 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you shall see. 003:029 So we abode in the valley over against Beth Peor. 004:001 Now, Israel, listen to the statutes and to the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that you may live, and go in and possess the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, gives you. 004:002 You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you. 004:003 Your eyes have seen what Yahweh did because of Baal Peor; for all the men who followed Baal Peor, Yahweh your God has destroyed them from the midst of you. 004:004 But you who did cleave to Yahweh your God are alive everyone of you this day. 004:005 Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as Yahweh my God commanded me, that you should do so in the midst of the land where you go in to possess it. 004:006 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 004:007 For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as Yahweh our God is whenever we call on him? 004:008 What great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? 004:009 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children's children; 004:010 the day that you stood before Yahweh your God in Horeb, when Yahweh said to me, Assemble me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children. 004:011 You came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the sky, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness. 004:012 Yahweh spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of words, but you saw no form; only [you heard] a voice. 004:013 He declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even the ten commandments; and he wrote them on two tables of stone. 004:014 Yahweh commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it. 004:015 Take therefore good heed to yourselves; for you saw no manner of form on the day that Yahweh spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire. 004:016 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make yourself an engraved image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 004:017 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky, 004:018 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth; 004:019 and lest you lift up your eyes to the sky, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the army of the sky, you are drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which Yahweh your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole sky. 004:020 But Yahweh has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be to him a people of inheritance, as at this day. 004:021 Furthermore Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in to that good land, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance: 004:022 but I must die in this land, I must not go over the Jordan; but you shall go over, and possess that good land. 004:023 Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of Yahweh your God, which he made with you, and make you an engraved image in the form of anything which Yahweh your God has forbidden you. 004:024 For Yahweh your God is a devouring fire, a jealous God. 004:025 When you shall father children, and children's children, and you shall have been long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make an engraved image in the form of anything, and shall do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh your God, to provoke him to anger; 004:026 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over the Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days on it, but shall utterly be destroyed. 004:027 Yahweh will scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the nations, where Yahweh shall lead you away. 004:028 There you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 004:029 But from there you shall seek Yahweh your God, and you shall find him, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. 004:030 When you are in oppression, and all these things are come on you, in the latter days you shall return to Yahweh your God, and listen to his voice: 004:031 for Yahweh your God is a merciful God; he will not fail you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them. 004:032 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from the one end of the sky to the other, whether there has been [any such thing] as this great thing is, or has been heard like it? 004:033 Did ever a people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live? 004:034 Or has God tried to go and take him a nation from the midst of [another] nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Yahweh your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 004:035 To you it was shown, that you might know that Yahweh he is God; there is none else besides him. 004:036 Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you: and on earth he made you to see his great fire; and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire. 004:037 Because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt; 004:038 to drive out nations from before you greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as at this day. 004:039 Know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that Yahweh he is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is none else. 004:040 You shall keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land, which Yahweh your God gives you, forever. 004:041 Then Moses set apart three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise; 004:042 that the manslayer might flee there, who kills his neighbor unawares, and didn't hate him in time past; and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live: 004:043 [namely], Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites. 004:044 This is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel: 004:045 these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Moses spoke to the children of Israel, when they came forth out of Egypt, 004:046 beyond the Jordan, in the valley over against Beth Peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel struck, when they came forth out of Egypt. 004:047 They took his land in possession, and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise; 004:048 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, even to Mount Sion (the same is Hermon), 004:049 and all the Arabah beyond the Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah. 005:001 Moses called to all Israel, and said to them, Hear, Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears this day, that you may learn them, and observe to do them. 005:002 Yahweh our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 005:003 Yahweh didn't make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. 005:004 Yahweh spoke with you face to face on the mountain out of the midst of the fire, 005:005 (I stood between Yahweh and you at that time, to show you the word of Yahweh: for you were afraid because of the fire, and didn't go up onto the mountain;) saying, 005:006 "I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 005:007 You shall have no other gods before me. 005:008 "You shall not make an engraved image for yourself, [nor] any likeness [of anything] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 005:009 you shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them; for I, Yahweh, your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me; 005:010 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 005:011 "You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain: for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. 005:012 "Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded you. 005:013 Six days shall you labor, and do all your work; 005:014 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God: [in it] you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates; that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. 005:015 You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm: therefore Yahweh your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day. 005:016 "Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you. 005:017 "You shall not murder. 005:018 "Neither shall you commit adultery. 005:019 "Neither shall you steal. 005:020 "Neither shall you give false testimony against your neighbor. 005:021 "Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife; neither shall you desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's." 005:022 These words Yahweh spoke to all your assembly on the mountain out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. He wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave them to me. 005:023 It happened, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; 005:024 and you said, Behold, Yahweh our God has shown us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God does speak with man, and he lives. 005:025 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of Yahweh our God any more, then we shall die. 005:026 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived? 005:027 Go you near, and hear all that Yahweh our God shall say: and speak you to us all that Yahweh our God shall speak to you; and we will hear it, and do it. 005:028 Yahweh heard the voice of your words, when you spoke to me; and Yahweh said to me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to you: they have well said all that they have spoken. 005:029 Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children forever! 005:030 Go tell them, Return you to your tents. 005:031 But as for you, stand you here by me, and I will speak to you all the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. 005:032 You shall observe to do therefore as Yahweh your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 005:033 You shall walk in all the way which Yahweh your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess. 006:001 Now this is the commandment, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it; 006:002 that you might fear Yahweh your God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, you, and your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged. 006:003 Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. 006:004 Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God; Yahweh is one: 006:005 and you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 006:006 These words, which I command you this day, shall be on your heart; 006:007 and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. 006:008 You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes. 006:009 You shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates. 006:010 It shall be, when Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you, great and goodly cities, which you didn't build, 006:011 and houses full of all good things, which you didn't fill, and cisterns dug out, which you didn't dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you didn't plant, and you shall eat and be full; 006:012 then beware lest you forget Yahweh, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 006:013 You shall fear Yahweh your God; and him shall you serve, and shall swear by his name. 006:014 You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples who are round about you; 006:015 for Yahweh your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; lest the anger of Yahweh your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth. 006:016 You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah. 006:017 You shall diligently keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he has commanded you. 006:018 You shall do that which is right and good in the sight of Yahweh; that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land which Yahweh swore to your fathers, 006:019 to thrust out all your enemies from before you, as Yahweh has spoken. 006:020 When your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh our God has commanded you? 006:021 then you shall tell your son, We were Pharaoh's bondservants in Egypt: and Yahweh brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand; 006:022 and Yahweh showed great and awesome signs and wonders on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house, before our eyes; 006:023 and he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore to our fathers. 006:024 Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yahweh our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as at this day. 006:025 It shall be righteousness to us, if we observe to do all this commandment before Yahweh our God, as he has commanded us. 007:001 When Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and shall cast out many nations before you, the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and mightier than you; 007:002 and when Yahweh your God shall deliver them up before you, and you shall strike them; then you shall utterly destroy them: you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them; 007:003 neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son, nor his daughter shall you take to your son. 007:004 For he will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of Yahweh be kindled against you, and he will destroy you quickly. 007:005 But thus shall you deal with them: you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and burn their engraved images with fire. 007:006 For you are a holy people to Yahweh your God: Yahweh your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples who are on the face of the earth. 007:007 Yahweh didn't set his love on you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples: 007:008 but because Yahweh loves you, and because he would keep the oath which he swore to your fathers, has Yahweh brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 007:009 Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations, 007:010 and repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him who hates him, he will repay him to his face. 007:011 You shall therefore keep the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command you this day, to do them. 007:012 It shall happen, because you listen to these ordinances, and keep and do them, that Yahweh your God will keep with you the covenant and the loving kindness which he swore to your fathers: 007:013 and he will love you, and bless you, and multiply you; he will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your livestock and the young of your flock, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you. 007:014 You shall be blessed above all peoples: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your livestock. 007:015 Yahweh will take away from you all sickness; and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you know, he will put on you, but will lay them on all those who hate you. 007:016 You shall consume all the peoples whom Yahweh your God shall deliver to you; your eye shall not pity them: neither shall you serve their gods; for that will be a snare to you. 007:017 If you shall say in your heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them? 007:018 you shall not be afraid of them: you shall well remember what Yahweh your God did to Pharaoh, and to all Egypt; 007:019 the great trials which your eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, by which Yahweh your God brought you out: so shall Yahweh your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. 007:020 Moreover Yahweh your God will send the hornet among them, until those who are left, and hide themselves, perish from before you. 007:021 You shall not be scared of them; for Yahweh your God is in the midst of you, a great and awesome God. 007:022 Yahweh your God will cast out those nations before you by little and little: you may not consume them at once, lest the animals of the field increase on you. 007:023 But Yahweh your God will deliver them up before you, and will confuse them with a great confusion, until they be destroyed. 007:024 He will deliver their kings into your hand, and you shall make their name to perish from under the sky: there shall no man be able to stand before you, until you have destroyed them. 007:025 The engraved images of their gods shall you burn with fire: you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it to you, lest you be snared therein; for it is an abomination to Yahweh your God. 007:026 You shall not bring an abomination into your house, and become a devoted thing like it: you shall utterly detest it, and you shall utterly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing. 008:001 All the commandment which I command you this day shall you observe to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers. 008:002 You shall remember all the way which Yahweh your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not. 008:003 He humbled you, and allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you didn't know, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh does man live. 008:004 Your clothing didn't grow old on you, neither did your foot swell, these forty years. 008:005 You shall consider in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so Yahweh your God chastens you. 008:006 You shall keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. 008:007 For Yahweh your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of springs, and underground water flowing into valleys and hills; 008:008 a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of olive trees and honey; 008:009 a land in which you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper. 008:010 You shall eat and be full, and you shall bless Yahweh your God for the good land which he has given you. 008:011 Beware lest you forget Yahweh your God, in not keeping his commandments, and his ordinances, and his statutes, which I command you this day: 008:012 lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and lived therein; 008:013 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 008:014 then your heart be lifted up, and you forget Yahweh your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; 008:015 who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, [in which were] fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint; 008:016 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers didn't know; that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at your latter end: 008:017 and [lest] you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth. 008:018 But you shall remember Yahweh your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as at this day. 008:019 It shall be, if you shall forget Yahweh your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. 008:020 As the nations that Yahweh makes to perish before you, so shall you perish; because you wouldn't listen to the voice of Yahweh your God. 009:001 Hear, Israel: you are to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up to the sky, 009:002 a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard say, Who can stand before the sons of Anak? 009:003 Know therefore this day, that Yahweh your God is he who goes over before you as a devouring fire; he will destroy them, and he will bring them down before you: so shall you drive them out, and make them to perish quickly, as Yahweh has spoken to you. 009:004 Don't speak in your heart, after that Yahweh your God has thrust them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness Yahweh has brought me in to possess this land; whereas for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh does drive them out from before you. 009:005 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may establish the word which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 009:006 Know therefore, that Yahweh your God doesn't give you this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff-necked people. 009:007 Remember, don't forget, how you provoked Yahweh your God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that you went forth out of the land of Egypt, until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against Yahweh. 009:008 Also in Horeb you provoked Yahweh to wrath, and Yahweh was angry with you to destroy you. 009:009 When I was gone up onto the mountain to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which Yahweh made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water. 009:010 Yahweh delivered to me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them [was written] according to all the words, which Yahweh spoke with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. 009:011 It came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that Yahweh gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant. 009:012 Yahweh said to me, Arise, get you down quickly from hence; for your people whom you have brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they have quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image. 009:013 Furthermore Yahweh spoke to me, saying, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people: 009:014 let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under the sky; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they. 009:015 So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands. 009:016 I looked, and behold, you had sinned against Yahweh your God; you had made you a molten calf: you had turned aside quickly out of the way which Yahweh had commanded you. 009:017 I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes. 009:018 I fell down before Yahweh, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water; because of all your sin which you sinned, in doing that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger. 009:019 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, with which Yahweh was angry against you to destroy you. But Yahweh listened to me that time also. 009:020 Yahweh was very angry with Aaron to destroy him: and I prayed for Aaron also at the same time. 009:021 I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust: and I cast the dust of it into the brook that descended out of the mountain. 009:022 At Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth Hattaavah, you provoked Yahweh to wrath. 009:023 When Yahweh sent you from Kadesh Barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then you rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh your God, and you didn't believe him, nor listen to his voice. 009:024 You have been rebellious against Yahweh from the day that I knew you. 009:025 So I fell down before Yahweh the forty days and forty nights that I fell down, because Yahweh had said he would destroy you. 009:026 I prayed to Yahweh, and said, Lord Yahweh, don't destroy your people and your inheritance, that you have redeemed through your greatness, that you have brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 009:027 Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; don't look to the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin, 009:028 lest the land whence you brought us out say, Because Yahweh was not able to bring them into the land which he promised to them, and because he hated them, he has brought them out to kill them in the wilderness. 009:029 Yet they are your people and your inheritance, which you brought out by your great power and by your outstretched arm. 010:001 At that time Yahweh said to me, Hew you two tables of stone like the first, and come up to me onto the mountain, and make an ark of wood. 010:002 I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which you broke, and you shall put them in the ark. 010:003 So I made an ark of acacia wood, and hewed two tables of stone like the first, and went up onto the mountain, having the two tables in my hand. 010:004 He wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which Yahweh spoke to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and Yahweh gave them to me. 010:005 I turned and came down from the mountain, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they are as Yahweh commanded me. 010:006 (The children of Israel traveled from Beeroth Bene Jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his place. 010:007 From there they traveled to Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water. 010:008 At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day. 010:009 Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brothers; Yahweh is his inheritance, according as Yahweh your God spoke to him.) 010:010 I stayed on the mountain, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights: and Yahweh listened to me that time also; Yahweh would not destroy you. 010:011 Yahweh said to me, Arise, take your journey before the people; and they shall go in and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers to give to them. 010:012 Now, Israel, what does Yahweh your God require of you, but to fear Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 010:013 to keep the commandments of Yahweh, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good? 010:014 Behold, to Yahweh your God belongs heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that is therein. 010:015 Only Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day. 010:016 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. 010:017 For Yahweh your God, he is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awesome, who doesn't regard persons, nor takes reward. 010:018 He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the foreigner, in giving him food and clothing. 010:019 Therefore love the foreigner; for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. 010:020 You shall fear Yahweh your God; him shall you serve; and to him shall you cleave, and by his name shall you swear. 010:021 He is your praise, and he is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things, which your eyes have seen. 010:022 Your fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now Yahweh your God has made you as the stars of the sky for multitude. 011:001 Therefore you shall love Yahweh your God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his ordinances, and his commandments, always. 011:002 Know you this day: for I don't speak with your children who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of Yahweh your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his outstretched arm, 011:003 and his signs, and his works, which he did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and to all his land; 011:004 and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea{or, Sea of Reeds} to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how Yahweh has destroyed them to this day; 011:005 and what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place; 011:006 and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel: 011:007 but your eyes have seen all the great work of Yahweh which he did. 011:008 Therefore shall you keep all the commandment which I command you this day, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land, where you go over to possess it; 011:009 and that you may prolong your days in the land, which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk and honey. 011:010 For the land, where you go in to possess it, isn't as the land of Egypt, from whence you came out, where you sowed your seed, and watered it with your foot, as a garden of herbs; 011:011 but the land, where you go over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, [and] drinks water of the rain of the sky, 011:012 a land which Yahweh your God cares for: the eyes of Yahweh your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year. 011:013 It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 011:014 that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil. 011:015 I will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full. 011:016 Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; 011:017 and the anger of Yahweh be kindled against you, and he shut up the sky, so that there shall be no rain, and the land shall not yield its fruit; and you perish quickly from off the good land which Yahweh gives you. 011:018 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul; and you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes. 011:019 You shall teach them your children, talking of them, when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. 011:020 You shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates; 011:021 that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth. 011:022 For if you shall diligently keep all this commandment which I command you, to do it, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave to him; 011:023 then will Yahweh drive out all these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves. 011:024 Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even to the hinder sea shall be your border. 011:025 There shall no man be able to stand before you: Yahweh your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land that you shall tread on, as he has spoken to you. 011:026 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: 011:027 the blessing, if you shall listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I command you this day; 011:028 and the curse, if you shall not listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which you have not known. 011:029 It shall happen, when Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, that you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim, and the curse on Mount Ebal. 011:030 Aren't they beyond the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites who dwell in the Arabah, over against Gilgal, beside the oaks of Moreh? 011:031 For you are to pass over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which Yahweh your God gives you, and you shall possess it, and dwell therein. 011:032 You shall observe to do all the statutes and the ordinances which I set before you this day. 012:001 These are the statutes and the ordinances which you shall observe to do in the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess it, all the days that you live on the earth. 012:002 You shall surely destroy all the places in which the nations that you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains, and on the hills, and under every green tree: 012:003 and you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim with fire; and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods; and you shall destroy their name out of that place. 012:004 You shall not do so to Yahweh your God. 012:005 But to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, even to his habitation shall you seek, and there you shall come; 012:006 and there you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the wave offering of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock: 012:007 and there you shall eat before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, in which Yahweh your God has blessed you. 012:008 You shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatever is right in his own eyes; 012:009 for you haven't yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which Yahweh your God gives you. 012:010 But when you go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which Yahweh your God causes you to inherit, and he gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety; 012:011 then it shall happen that to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, there shall you bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the wave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow to Yahweh. 012:012 You shall rejoice before Yahweh your God, you, and your sons, and your daughters, and your male servants, and your female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you. 012:013 Take heed to yourself that you don't offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see; 012:014 but in the place which Yahweh shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you. 012:015 Notwithstanding, you may kill and eat flesh within all your gates, after all the desire of your soul, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which he has given you: the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart. 012:016 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out on the earth as water. 012:017 You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your new wine, or of your oil, or the firstborn of your herd or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vow, nor your freewill offerings, nor the wave offering of your hand; 012:018 but you shall eat them before Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates: and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God in all that you put your hand to. 012:019 Take heed to yourself that you don't forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land. 012:020 When Yahweh your God shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you, and you shall say, I will eat flesh, because your soul desires to eat flesh; you may eat flesh, after all the desire of your soul. 012:021 If the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to put his name there, be too far from you, then you shall kill of your herd and of your flock, which Yahweh has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates, after all the desire of your soul. 012:022 Even as the gazelle and as the hart is eaten, so you shall eat of it: the unclean and the clean may eat of it alike. 012:023 Only be sure that you don't eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. 012:024 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the earth as water. 012:025 You shall not eat it; that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, when you shall do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh. 012:026 Only your holy things which you have, and your vows, you shall take, and go to the place which Yahweh shall choose: 012:027 and you shall offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, on the altar of Yahweh your God; and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the altar of Yahweh your God; and you shall eat the flesh. 012:028 Observe and hear all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you forever, when you do that which is good and right in the eyes of Yahweh your God. 012:029 When Yahweh your God shall cut off the nations from before you, where you go in to dispossess them, and you dispossess them, and dwell in their land; 012:030 take heed to yourself that you not be ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before you; and that you not inquire after their gods, saying, How do these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. 012:031 You shall not do so to Yahweh your God: for every abomination to Yahweh, which he hates, have they done to their gods; for even their sons and their daughters do they burn in the fire to their gods. 012:032 Whatever thing I command you, that shall you observe to do: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it. 013:001 If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder, 013:002 and the sign or the wonder come to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them; 013:003 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proves you, to know whether you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 013:004 You shall walk after Yahweh your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and cleave to him. 013:005 That prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he has spoken rebellion against Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which Yahweh your God commanded you to walk in. So shall you put away the evil from the midst of you. 013:006 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, you, nor your fathers; 013:007 of the gods of the peoples who are round about you, near to you, or far off from you, from the one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth; 013:008 you shall not consent to him, nor listen to him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal him: 013:009 but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. 013:010 You shall stone him to death with stones, because he has sought to draw you away from Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 013:011 All Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall not do any more such wickedness as this is in the midst of you. 013:012 If you shall hear tell concerning one of your cities, which Yahweh your God gives you to dwell there, saying, 013:013 Certain base fellows are gone out from the midst of you, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known; 013:014 then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you, 013:015 you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and the livestock of it, with the edge of the sword. 013:016 You shall gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street of it, and shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil of it every whit, to Yahweh your God: and it shall be a heap forever; it shall not be built again. 013:017 There shall cleave nothing of the devoted thing to your hand; that Yahweh may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and show you mercy, and have compassion on you, and multiply you, as he has sworn to your fathers; 013:018 when you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep all his commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh your God. 014:001 You are the children of Yahweh your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. 014:002 For you are a holy people to Yahweh your God, and Yahweh has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples who are on the face of the earth. 014:003 You shall not eat any abominable thing. 014:004 These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, 014:005 the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the ibex, and the antelope, and the chamois. 014:006 Every animal that parts the hoof, and has the hoof cloven in two, [and] chews the cud, among the animals, that may you eat. 014:007 Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of those who have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit; because they chew the cud but don't part the hoof, they are unclean to you. 014:008 The pig, because it has a split hoof but doesn't chew the cud, is unclean to you: of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. 014:009 These you may eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales may you eat; 014:010 and whatever doesn't have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean to you. 014:011 Of all clean birds you may eat. 014:012 But these are they of which you shall not eat: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey, 014:013 and the red kite, and the falcon, and the kite after its kind, 014:014 and every raven after its kind, 014:015 and the ostrich, and the owl, and the seagull, and the hawk after its kind, 014:016 the little owl, and the great owl, and the horned owl, 014:017 and the pelican, and the vulture, and the cormorant, 014:018 and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. 014:019 All winged creeping things are unclean to you: they shall not be eaten. 014:020 Of all clean birds you may eat. 014:021 You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself: you may give it to the foreigner living among you who is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to a foreigner: for you are a holy people to Yahweh your God. You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk. 014:022 You shall surely tithe all the increase of your seed, that which comes forth from the field year by year. 014:023 You shall eat before Yahweh your God, in the place which he shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, the tithe of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock; that you may learn to fear Yahweh your God always. 014:024 If the way be too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it, because the place is too far from you, which Yahweh your God shall choose, to set his name there, when Yahweh your God shall bless you; 014:025 then shall you turn it into money, and bind up the money in your hand, and shall go to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose: 014:026 and you shall bestow the money for whatever your soul desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul asks of you; and you shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. 014:027 The Levite who is within your gates, you shall not forsake him; for he has no portion nor inheritance with you. 014:028 At the end of every three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your increase in the same year, and shall lay it up within your gates: 014:029 and the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the foreigner living among you, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do. 015:001 At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. 015:002 This is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother; because Yahweh's release has been proclaimed. 015:003 Of a foreigner you may exact it: but whatever of your is with your brother your hand shall release. 015:004 However there shall be no poor with you; (for Yahweh will surely bless you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it;) 015:005 if only you diligently listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all this commandment which I command you this day. 015:006 For Yahweh your God will bless you, as he promised you: and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you. 015:007 If there be with you a poor man, one of your brothers, within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother; 015:008 but you shall surely open your hand to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need [in that] which he wants. 015:009 Beware that there not be a base thought in your heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry to Yahweh against you, and it be sin to you. 015:010 You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him; because that for this thing Yahweh your God will bless you in all your work, and in all that you put your hand to. 015:011 For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall surely open your hand to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land. 015:012 If your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold to you, and serve you six years; then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you. 015:013 When you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty: 015:014 you shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, and out of your threshing floor, and out of your winepress; as Yahweh your God has blessed you, you shall give to him. 015:015 You shall remember that you were a bondservant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God redeemed you: therefore I command you this thing today. 015:016 It shall be, if he tell you, I will not go out from you; because he loves you and your house, because he is well with you; 015:017 then you shall take an awl, and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your female servant you shall do likewise. 015:018 It shall not seem hard to you, when you let him go free from you; for to the double of the hire of a hireling has he served you six years: and Yahweh your God will bless you in all that you do. 015:019 All the firstborn males that are born of your herd and of your flock you shall sanctify to Yahweh your God: you shall do no work with the firstborn of your herd, nor shear the firstborn of your flock. 015:020 You shall eat it before Yahweh your God year by year in the place which Yahweh shall choose, you and your household. 015:021 If it have any blemish, [as if it be] lame or blind, any ill blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to Yahweh your God. 015:022 You shall eat it within your gates: the unclean and the clean [shall eat it] alike, as the gazelle, and as the hart. 015:023 Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it out on the ground as water. 016:001 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to Yahweh your God; for in the month of Abib Yahweh your God brought you forth out of Egypt by night. 016:002 You shall sacrifice the Passover to Yahweh your God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which Yahweh shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. 016:003 You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shall you eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for you came forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you may remember the day when you came forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. 016:004 There shall be no yeast seen with you in all your borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which you sacrifice the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. 016:005 You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you; 016:006 but at the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell in, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you came forth out of Egypt. 016:007 You shall roast and eat it in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose: and you shall turn in the morning, and go to your tents. 016:008 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to Yahweh your God; you shall do no work [therein]. 016:009 Seven weeks shall you number to you: from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain shall you begin to number seven weeks. 016:010 You shall keep the feast of weeks to Yahweh your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give, according as Yahweh your God blesses you: 016:011 and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your gates, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in the midst of you, in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. 016:012 You shall remember that you were a bondservant in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes. 016:013 You shall keep the feast of tents seven days, after that you have gathered in from your threshing floor and from your winepress: 016:014 and you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates. 016:015 Seven days shall you keep a feast to Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh shall choose; because Yahweh your God will bless you in all your increase, and in all the work of your hands, and you shall be altogether joyful. 016:016 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before Yahweh your God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tents; and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty: 016:017 every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which he has given you. 016:018 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. 016:019 You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. 016:020 That which is altogether just shall you follow, that you may live, and inherit the land which Yahweh your God gives you. 016:021 You shall not plant you an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of Yahweh your God, which you shall make you. 016:022 Neither shall you set yourself up a pillar; which Yahweh your God hates. 017:001 You shall not sacrifice to Yahweh your God an ox, or a sheep, in which is a blemish, [or] anything evil; for that is an abomination to Yahweh your God. 017:002 If there be found in the midst of you, within any of your gates which Yahweh your God gives you, man or woman, who does that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh your God, in transgressing his covenant, 017:003 and has gone and served other gods, and worshiped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the army of the sky, which I have not commanded; 017:004 and it be told you, and you have heard of it, then shall you inquire diligently; and behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in Israel, 017:005 then shall you bring forth that man or that woman, who has done this evil thing, to your gates, even the man or the woman; and you shall stone them to death with stones. 017:006 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he who is to die be put to death; at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. 017:007 The hand of the witnesses shall be first on him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from the midst of you. 017:008 If there arise a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then shall you arise, and go up to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose; 017:009 and you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days: and you shall inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment. 017:010 You shall do according to the tenor of the sentence which they shall show you from that place which Yahweh shall choose; and you shall observe to do according to all that they shall teach you: 017:011 according to the tenor of the law which they shall teach you, and according to the judgment which they shall tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside from the sentence which they shall show you, to the right hand, nor to the left. 017:012 The man who does presumptuously, in not listening to the priest who stands to minister there before Yahweh your God, or to the judge, even that man shall die: and you shall put away the evil from Israel. 017:013 All the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously. 017:014 When you are come to the land which Yahweh your God gives you, and shall possess it, and shall dwell therein, and shall say, I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are round about me; 017:015 you shall surely set him king over you, whom Yahweh your God shall choose: one from among your brothers shall you set king over you; you may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. 017:016 Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he may multiply horses; because Yahweh has said to you, You shall henceforth return no more that way. 017:017 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. 017:018 It shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book, out of [that which is] before the priests the Levites: 017:019 and it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear Yahweh his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them; 017:020 that his heart not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he not turn aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel. 018:001 The priests the Levites, [even] all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, and his inheritance. 018:002 They shall have no inheritance among their brothers: Yahweh is their inheritance, as he has spoken to them. 018:003 This shall be the priests' due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep, that they shall give to the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw. 018:004 The first fruits of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, shall you give him. 018:005 For Yahweh your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh, him and his sons for ever. 018:006 If a Levite comes from any of your gates out of all Israel, where he lives as a foreigner, and comes with all the desire of his soul to the place which Yahweh shall choose; 018:007 then he shall minister in the name of Yahweh his God, as all his brothers the Levites do, who stand there before Yahweh. 018:008 They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which comes of the sale of his patrimony. 018:009 When you are come into the land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 018:010 There shall not be found with you anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices sorcery, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, 018:011 or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 018:012 For whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh: and because of these abominations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you. 018:013 You shall be perfect with Yahweh your God. 018:014 For these nations, that you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice sorcery, and to diviners; but as for you, Yahweh your God has not allowed you so to do. 018:015 Yahweh your God will raise up to you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like me; to him you shall listen; 018:016 according to all that you desired of Yahweh your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Yahweh my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I not die. 018:017 Yahweh said to me, They have well said that which they have spoken. 018:018 I will raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, like you; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. 018:019 It shall happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 018:020 But the prophet, who shall speak a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. 018:021 If you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which Yahweh has not spoken? 018:022 when a prophet speaks in the name of Yahweh, if the thing doesn't follow, nor happen, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken: the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him. 019:001 When Yahweh your God shall cut off the nations, whose land Yahweh your God gives you, and you succeed them, and dwell in their cities, and in their houses; 019:002 you shall set apart three cities for you in the midst of your land, which Yahweh your God gives you to possess it. 019:003 You shall prepare you the way, and divide the borders of your land, which Yahweh your God causes you to inherit, into three parts, that every manslayer may flee there. 019:004 This is the case of the manslayer, that shall flee there and live: whoever kills his neighbor unawares, and didn't hate him in time past; 019:005 as when a man goes into the forest with his neighbor to hew wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle, and lights on his neighbor, so that he dies; he shall flee to one of these cities and live: 019:006 lest the avenger of blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and strike him mortally; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he didn't hate him in time past. 019:007 Therefore I command you, saying, You shall set apart three cities for you. 019:008 If Yahweh your God enlarge your border, as he has sworn to your fathers, and give you all the land which he promised to give to your fathers; 019:009 if you shall keep all this commandment to do it, which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shall you add three cities more for you, besides these three: 019:010 that innocent blood not be shed in the midst of your land, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be on you. 019:011 But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and strike him mortally so that he dies, and he flee into one of these cities; 019:012 then the elders of his city shall send and bring him there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. 019:013 Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you. 019:014 You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which they of old time have set, in your inheritance which you shall inherit, in the land that Yahweh your God gives you to possess it. 019:015 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be established. 019:016 If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing, 019:017 then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days; 019:018 and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother; 019:019 then shall you do to him, as he had thought to do to his brother: so shall you put away the evil from the midst of you. 019:020 Those who remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil in the midst of you. 019:021 Your eyes shall not pity; life [shall go] for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. 020:001 When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, [and] a people more than you, you shall not be afraid of them; for Yahweh your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 020:002 It shall be, when you draw near to the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people, 020:003 and shall tell them, Hear, Israel, you draw near this day to battle against your enemies: don't let your heart faint; don't be afraid, nor tremble, neither be scared of them; 020:004 for Yahweh your God is he who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. 020:005 The officers shall speak to the people, saying, What man is there who has built a new house, and has not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it. 020:006 What man is there who has planted a vineyard, and has not used the fruit of it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man use the fruit of it. 020:007 What man is there who has pledged to be married a wife, and has not taken her? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her. 020:008 The officers shall speak further to the people, and they shall say, What man is there who is fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return to his house, lest his brother's heart melt as his heart. 020:009 It shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they shall appoint captains of armies at the head of the people. 020:010 When you draw near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it. 020:011 It shall be, if it make you answer of peace, and open to you, then it shall be, that all the people who are found therein shall become tributary to you, and shall serve you. 020:012 If it will make no peace with you, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege it: 020:013 and when Yahweh your God delivers it into your hand, you shall strike every male of it with the edge of the sword: 020:014 but the women, and the little ones, and the livestock, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil of it, shall you take for a prey to yourself; and you shall eat the spoil of your enemies, which Yahweh your God has given you. 020:015 Thus shall you do to all the cities which are very far off from you, which are not of the cities of these nations. 020:016 But of the cities of these peoples, that Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes; 020:017 but you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; as Yahweh your God has commanded you; 020:018 that they not teach you to do after all their abominations, which they have done to their gods; so would you sin against Yahweh your God. 020:019 When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shall not destroy the trees of it by wielding an axe against them; for you may eat of them, and you shall not cut them down; for is the tree of the field man, that it should be besieged of you? 020:020 Only the trees of which you know that they are not trees for food, you shall destroy and cut them down; and you shall build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it fall. 021:001 If one be found slain in the land which Yahweh your God gives you to possess it, lying in the field, and it isn't known who has struck him; 021:002 then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are round about him who is slain: 021:003 and it shall be, that the city which is nearest to the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd, which hasn't been worked with, and which has not drawn in the yoke; 021:004 and the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer to a valley with running water, which is neither plowed nor sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley. 021:005 The priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be. 021:006 All the elders of that city, who are nearest to the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley; 021:007 and they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it. 021:008 Forgive, Yahweh, your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and don't allow innocent blood [to remain] in the midst of your people Israel. The blood shall be forgiven them. 021:009 So shall you put away the innocent blood from the midst of you, when you shall do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh. 021:010 When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and Yahweh your God delivers them into your hands, and you carry them away captive, 021:011 and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire to her, and would take her to you as wife; 021:012 then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; 021:013 and she shall put the clothing of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that you shall go in to her, and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. 021:014 It shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her. 021:015 If a man have two wives, the one beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers who was hated; 021:016 then it shall be, in the day that he causes his sons to inherit that which he has, that he may not make the son of the beloved the firstborn before the son of the hated, who is the firstborn:

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