- Deuteronomy 1-17
- Chapter 1
- 1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the
wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban,
and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)
3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the
month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had
given him in commandment unto them;
4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the
king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
- 5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,
6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this
7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the
places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and
by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon,
- unto the great river,
the river Euphrates.
8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware
unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after
9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:
10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of
heaven for multitude.
11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and
bless you, as he hath promised you!)
12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them
rulers over you.
14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you,
captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and
captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren,
and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with
17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the
great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause
that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible
wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God
commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our
God doth give unto us.
21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the
LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
22 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and
they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and
into what cities we shall come.
23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
24 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and
searched it out.
25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and
brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
26 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD
27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us
forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy
28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is
greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we
have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that
he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a
man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place.
32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
33 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in
fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,
35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land,
which I sware to give unto your fathers,
36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that
he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither:
encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in
that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them
will I give it, and they shall possess it.
40 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the
41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and
fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on
every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
42 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among
you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.
43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the
LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you,
as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.
45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice,
nor give ear unto you.
46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye abode there.
- Chapter 2
- 1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea,
as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren
the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good
heed unto yourselves therefore:
5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot
breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.
6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of
them for money, that ye may drink.
7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy
walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with
thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir,
through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the
way of the wilderness of Moab.
9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in
battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar
unto the children of Lot for a possession.
10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the
11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when
they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the
land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook
14 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook
Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted
out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host,
until they were consumed.
16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the
17 That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:
19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor
meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any
possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the
Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before
them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims
from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth
out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into
thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and
contend with him in battle.
25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations
that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be
in anguish because of thee.
26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with
words of peace, saying,
27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto
the right hand nor to the left.
28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I
may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did
unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened
his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee:
begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.
32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all
34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women,
and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we
36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by
the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God
delivered all unto us:
37 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the
river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God
- Chapter 3
- 1 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.
2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and
his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the
Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his
people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.
4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from
them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying
the men, women, and children, of every city.
7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.
8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that
was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)
10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei,
cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was
a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the
length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river
Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to
13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half
tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of
14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and
Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river
Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of
the children of Ammon;
17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of
the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to
possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that
are meet for the war.
19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that ye have much
cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;
20 Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they
also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then
shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.
21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD
your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms
whither thou passest.
22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.
23 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,
24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for
what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according
to thy might?
25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly
mountain, and Lebanon.
26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said
unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and
southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this
28 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 thou shalt see.
29 So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.
- Chapter 4
- 1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I
teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD
God of your fathers giveth you.
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from
it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed
Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me,
that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight
of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is
a wise and understanding people.
7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God
is in all things that we call upon him for?
8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all
this law, which I set before you this day?
9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things
which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:
but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD
said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they
may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth,
- and that they may
teach their children.
11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto
the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the
words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.
13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten
commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye
might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.
15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the
day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure,
the likeness of male or female,
17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that
flieth in the air,
18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is
in the waters beneath the earth:
19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the
moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and
serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all
- nations under the whole heaven.
20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of
Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.
21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go
over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God
giveth thee for an inheritance:
22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and
possess that good land.
23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he
made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD
thy God hath forbidden thee.
24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained
long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness
of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly
perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong
your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number
among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither
see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek
him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the
latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy
thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God
created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether
there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou
hast heard, and live?
34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by
temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a
stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God
- did for
you in Egypt before your eyes?
35 Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none
else beside him.
36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon
earth he showed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the
37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought
thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;
38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee
in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in
heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this
day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest
prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
41 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sun rising;
42 That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated
him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:
43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in
Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.
44 And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel:
45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto
the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt,
46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of
the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after
they were come forth out of Egypt:
47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the
Amorites, which were on this side Jordan toward the sun rising;
48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is
49 And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under
the springs of Pisgah.
- Chapter 5
- 1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and
judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do
2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of
us here alive this day.
4 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to show you the word of the LORD: for ye
were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,
6 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of
7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in
heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a
jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and
fourth generation of them that hate me,
10 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold
him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any
work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor
thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;
that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God
brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the
LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy
days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy
God giveth thee.
17 Thou shalt not kill.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19 Neither shalt thou steal.
20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy
neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass,
or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
22 These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the
fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more.
And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the
mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your
tribes, and your elders;
24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath showed 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 doth
talk with man, and he liveth.
25 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the
voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die.
26 For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out
of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all
that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD 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 that they have spoken.
29 O that there were such an 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 for ever!
30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the
commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they
may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not
turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may
live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land
which ye shall possess.
- Chapter 6
- 1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your
God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments,
which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and
that thy days may be prolonged.
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that
ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land
that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou
sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and
when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets
between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he
sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly
cities, which thou buildedst not,
11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which
thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt
have eaten and be full;
12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of
Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be
kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies,
and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be
well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware
unto thy fathers,
19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.
20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and
the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath commanded you?
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD
brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:
22 And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and
upon all his household, before our eyes:
23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which
he sware unto our fathers.
24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our
good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before
the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.
- Chapter 7
- 1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess
it, and hath cast out many nations 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 and mightier than thou;
2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and
utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them:
3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his
son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so
will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their
images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to
be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number
than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn
unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out
of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth
covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand
10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to
him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.
11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which
I command thee this day, to do them.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do
them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware
unto thy fathers:
13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit
of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the
increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep,
- in the land which he sware unto thy
fathers to give thee.
14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among
you, or among your cattle.
15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil
diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that
16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine
eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a
snare unto thee.
17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess
18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did
unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;
19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the
mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so
shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.
20 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left,
and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed.
21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God
22 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou
mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.
23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty
destruction, until they be destroyed.
24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name
from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have
25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the
silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it
is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing
like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a
- Chapter 8
- 1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye
may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your
2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in
the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart,
whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou
knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not
live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth
- out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD
thy God chasteneth thee.
6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and
to fear him.
7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of
fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil
olive, and honey;
9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in
it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good
land which he hath given thee.
11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his
judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt
13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied,
and all that thou hast is multiplied;
14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee
forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents,
and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of
the rock of flint;
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might
humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this
18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get
wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this
19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods,
and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely
20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because
ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.
- Chapter 9
- 1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations
greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom
thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak!
3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee;
as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face:
so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly,
- as the LORD hath said unto thee.
4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from
before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this
land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive
- them out from before thee.
5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to
possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive
them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word
- which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it
for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.
7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the
wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came
unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have
9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the
covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty
nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
10 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and
on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount
out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me
the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people
which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly
turned aside out of the way which I commanded them;
- they have made them a molten image.
13 Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is
a stiffnecked people:
14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I
will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
15 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two
tables of the covenant were in my two hands.
16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a
molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before
18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did
neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing
wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against
you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.
20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron
also the same time.
21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped
it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust
thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.
23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land
which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and
ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
24 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the
first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.
26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and
thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought
forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of
this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:
28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the LORD was not able to bring
them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them
out to slay them in the wilderness.
29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty
power and by thy stretched out arm.
- Chapter 10
- 1 At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first,
and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.
2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou
brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first,
and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which
the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the
assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I
had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.
6 And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to
Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the
priest's office in his stead.
7 From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers
8 At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of
the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto
9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his
inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promised him.
10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights;
and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.
11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that they may go
in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them.
12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy
God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy
heart and with all thy soul,
13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day
for thy good?
14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD'S thy God, the earth also,
with all that therein is.
15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after
them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a
terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in
giving him food and raiment.
19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave,
and swear by his name.
21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible
things, which thine eyes have seen.
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy
God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.
- Chapter 11
- 1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes,
and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which
have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and
his stretched out arm,
3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king
of Egypt, and unto all his land;
4 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he
made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD
hath destroyed them unto this day;
5 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place;
6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the
earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and
all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:
7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which he did.
8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may
be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;
9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to
give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from
whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a
garden of herbs:
11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh
water of the rain of heaven:
12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon
it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I
command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and
with all your soul,
14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the
latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve
other gods, and worship them;
17 And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there
be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the
good land which the LORD giveth you.
18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them
for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine
house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the
LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them,
to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess
greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the
wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea
shall your coast be.
25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the
fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath
said unto you.
26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this
28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside
out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not
29 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land
whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and
the curse upon mount Ebal.
30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land
of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of
31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God
giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.
32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this
- Chapter 12
- 1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which
the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the
2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess
served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green
3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with
fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them
out of that place.
4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.
5 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put
his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:
6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes,
and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the
firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:
7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put
your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.
8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is
right in his own eyes.
9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God
10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to
inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell
11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to
dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your
sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand,
- and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters,
and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates;
forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.
13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou
14 But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt
offer thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.
15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul
lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the
unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.
16 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.
17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy
oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand:
18 But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God
shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy
maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice
- before the
LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the
20 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou
shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh,
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
21 If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far from
thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee,
as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates
- whatsoever thy soul lusteth
22 Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the
clean shall eat of them alike.
23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest
not eat the life with the flesh.
24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water.
25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee,
when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
26 Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the
place which the LORD shall choose.
27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of
the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of
the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee,
and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in
the sight of the LORD thy God.
29 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to
possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be
destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did
these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he
hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have
burnt in the fire to their gods.
32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor
diminish from it.
- Chapter 13
- 1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go
after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for
the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your
heart and with all your soul.
4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey
his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
- 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath
spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of
Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage,
- to thrust thee out of the way which
the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst
6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy
bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go
and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off
from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him,
neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death,
and afterwards the hand of all the people.
10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust
thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the
house of bondage.
11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this
is among you.
12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to
dwell there, saying,
13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn
the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not
14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be
truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword,
destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of
16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and
shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God:
and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn
from the fierceness of his anger, and show thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and
multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments
which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
- Chapter 14
- 1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any
baldness between your eyes for the dead.
2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a
peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
4 These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and
the wild ox, and the chamois.
6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and
cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.
7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide
the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but
divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto
you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
9 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye
10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.
11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
12 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the
13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,
14 And every raven after his kind,
15 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind,
16 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,
17 And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,
18 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
19 And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.
20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.
21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the
stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien:
for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his
22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year
23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place
his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings
of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the
place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there,
when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go
unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or
for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou
shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine
27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no
part nor inheritance with thee.
28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the
same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:
29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger,
and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat
and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work
- of thine hand which
- Chapter 15
- 1 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.
2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his
neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother;
because it is called the LORD'S release.
3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother
thine hand shall release;
4 Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it:
5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all
these commandments which I command thee this day.
6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many
nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall
not reign over thee.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine
hand from thy poor brother:
8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for
his need, in that which he wanteth.
9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the
year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou
givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto
him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and
in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou
shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve
thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.
13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty:
14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy
winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy
God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.
16 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth
thee and thine house, because he is well with thee;
17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall
be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he
hath been worth a double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LORD
thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.
19 All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto
the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the
firstling of thy sheep.
20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD
shall choose, thou and thy household.
21 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill
blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.
22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean person shall eat it
alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart.
23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.
- Chapter 16
- 1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the
month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the
herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.
3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread
therewith, even the bread of affliction: for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in
haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the
- land of Egypt
all the days of thy life.
4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither
shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain
all night until the morning.
5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God
6 But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou
shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that
thou camest forth out of Egypt.
7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and
thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.
8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn
assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.
9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time
as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.
10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with a tribute of a
freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy God, according as
the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter,
and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the
stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you,
- in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
12 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and
do these statutes.
13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered
in thy corn and thy wine:
14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy
manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the
widow, that are within thy gates.
15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the
LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in
all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy 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 tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which
he hath given thee.
18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God
giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for
a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God,
which thou shalt make thee.
22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.
- Chapter 17
- 1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is
blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
2 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in
transgressing his covenant,
3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or
any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it
be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked
thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till
6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be
put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward
the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.
8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between
plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy
gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place
- which the LORD thy God shall choose;
9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in
those days, and inquire; and they shall show thee the sentence of judgment:
10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD
shall choose shall show thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they
11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the
judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the
sentence which they shall show thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that
standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall
die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess
it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the
nations that are about me;
15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one
from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over
thee, which is not thy brother.
16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt,
to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye
shall henceforth return no more that way.
17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall
he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon 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:
19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he
may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes,
to do them:
20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not 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.