THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Exodus (Author Moses)

21:1And these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.

21:2If thou buy a Hebrew bondman, six years shall he serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

21:3If he came in alone, he shall go out alone: if he had a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.

21:4If his master have given him a wife, and she have borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out alone.

21:5But if the bondman shall say distinctly, I love my master, my wife, and my children, I will not go free;

21:6then his master shall bring him before the judges, and shall bring him to the door, or to the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall be his bondman for ever.

21:7And if a man shall sell his daughter as a handmaid, she shall not go out as the bondmen go out.

21:8If she is unacceptable in the eyes of her master, who had taken her for himself, then shall he let her be ransomed: to sell her unto a foreign people he hath no power, after having dealt unfaithfully with her.

21:9And if he have appointed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the law of daughters.

21:10If he take himself another, her food, her clothing, and her conjugal rights he shall not diminish.

21:11And if he do not these three things unto her, then shall she go out free without money.

21:12He that striketh a man, so that he die, shall certainly be put to death.

21:13But if he have not lain in wait, and God have delivered him into his hand, I will appoint thee a place to which he shall flee.

21:14But if a man act wantonly toward his neighbour, and slay him with guile, thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

21:15And he that striketh his father, or his mother, shall certainly be put to death.

21:16And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall certainly be put to death.

21:17And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall certainly be put to death.

21:18And if men dispute, and one strike the other with a stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but take to his bed,

21:19-- if he rise, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that struck him be guiltless; only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.

21:20And if a man strike his bondman or his handmaid with a staff, and he die under his hand, he shall certainly be avenged.

21:21Only, if he continue to live a day or two days, he shall not be avenged; for he is his money.

21:22And if men strive together, and strike a woman with child, so that she be delivered, and no mischief happen, he shall in any case be fined, according as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and shall give it as the judges estimate.

21:23But if mischief happen, then thou shalt give life for life,

21:24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

21:25branding for branding, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

21:26And if a man strike the eye of his bondman or the eye of his handmaid, and it be marred, he shall let him go for his eye.

21:27And if he knock out his bondman's tooth or his handmaid's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth.

21:28And if an ox gore a man or a woman, so that they die, then the ox shall certainly be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be guiltless.

21:29But if the ox have gored heretofore, and it have been testified to its owner, and he have not kept it in, and it kill a man or a woman, -- the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death.

21:30If there be imposed on him a satisfaction, then he shall give the ransom of his life, according to what is imposed on him.

21:31Whether it gore a son or gore a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done to him.

21:32If the ox gore a bondman or a handmaid, he shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

21:33-- And if a man open a pit, or if a man dig a pit, and do not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall into it,

21:34the owner of the pit shall make it good, shall give money to the owner of them; and the dead ox shall be his.

21:35-- And if one man's ox gore his neighbour's ox, and it die, then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money thereof, and divide the dead also.

21:36Or if it be known that the ox have gored heretofore, and its owner have not kept him in, he shall in any case restore ox for ox; and the dead shall be his.

22:1If a man steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it, he shall restore five oxen for the ox, and four sheep for the sheep.

22:2If the thief be encountered breaking in, and be smitten so that he die, there shall be no blood-guiltiness for him.

22:3If the sun be risen on him, there shall be blood-guiltiness for him; he should have made full restitution: if he had nothing, he would have been sold for his theft.

22:4If the stolen thing be actually found alive in his hand, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall restore double.

22:5If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and put in his cattle, and pasture in another man's field, of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard shall he make it good.

22:6-- If fire break out, and seize the thorns, and the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field be consumed, he that kindled the fire shall fully make it good.

22:7-- If a man deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him restore double;

22:8if the thief be not found, the master of the house shall be brought before the judges, to see if he has not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

22:9As to all manner of fraud, -- as to ox, as to ass, as to sheep, as to clothing, as to everything lost, of which a man saith, It is this -- the cause of both parties shall come before the judges: he whom the judges shall condemn shall restore double to his neighbour.

22:10If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any cattle, to keep, and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, and no man see it,

22:11an oath of Jehovah shall be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept it, and he shall not make it good.

22:12But if it have been stolen from him, he shall make it good unto its owner.

22:13If it have been torn in pieces, let him bring it as witness: he shall not make good what was torn.

22:14-- And if a man borrow anything of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, its owner not being with it, he shall fully make it good;

22:15if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good; if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.

22:16And if a man seduce a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall certainly endow her, to be his wife.

22:17If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall weigh money according to the dowry of virgins.

22:18-- Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

22:19-- Every one that lieth with a beast shall certainly be put to death.

22:20-- He that sacrificeth to any god, save to Jehovah only, shall be devoted to destruction.

22:21Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him; for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

22:22Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.

22:23If thou afflict him in any way, if he cry at all unto me, I will certainly hear his cry;

22:24and my anger shall burn, and I will slay you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

22:25-- If thou lend money to my people, the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer: ye shall charge him no interest.

22:26-- If thou at all take thy neighbour's garment in pledge, thou shalt return it to him before the sun goes down;

22:27for that is his only covering, his garment for his skin: on what shall he lie down? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

22:28Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse a prince amongst thy people.

22:29-- Thou shalt not delay the fulness of thy threshing-floor and the outflow of thy winepress. The firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

22:30Likewise shalt thou do with thy calf, with thy sheep: seven days shall it be with its dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

22:31-- And ye shall be holy men unto me; and ye shall not eat flesh torn in the field: ye shall cast it to the dog.

23:1Thou shalt not accept a false report; extend not thy hand to the wicked, to be an unrighteous witness.

23:2Thou shalt not follow the multitude for evil; neither shalt thou answer in a cause, to go after the multitude to pervert judgment.

23:3Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.

23:4-- If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt certainly bring it back to him.

23:5If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under its burden, beware of leaving it to him: thou shalt certainly loosen it with him.

23:6Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

23:7Thou shalt keep far from the cause of falsehood; and the innocent and righteous slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.

23:8And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blindeth those whose eyes are open, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

23:9And the stranger thou shalt not oppress; for ye know the spirit of the stranger, for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

23:10And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and gather in its produce;

23:11but in the seventh thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of thy people may eat of it; and what they leave, the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thine olive-tree.

23:12-- Six days thou shalt do thy work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger may be refreshed.

23:13And ye shall be on your guard as to everything that I have said unto you; and shall make no mention of the name of other gods -- it shall not be heard in thy mouth.

23:14Thrice in the year thou shalt celebrate a feast to me.

23:15Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread, (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I have commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear in my presence empty;)

23:16and the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours which thou hast sown in the field, and the feast of in-gathering, at the end of the year, when thou gatherest in thy labours out of the field.

23:17Three times in the year all thy males shall appear in the presence of the Lord Jehovah.

23:18Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning.

23:19The first of the first-fruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

23:20Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee to the place that I have prepared.

23:21Be careful in his presence, and hearken unto his voice: do not provoke him, for he will not forgive your transgressions; for my name is in him.

23:22But if thou shalt diligently hearken unto his voice, and do all that I shall say, then I will be an enemy to thine enemies, and an adversary to thine adversaries.

23:23For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off.

23:24Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their deeds; but thou shalt utterly destroy them, and utterly shatter their statues.

23:25And ye shall serve Jehovah your God; and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take sickness away from thy midst.

23:26There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land; the number of thy days will I fulfil.

23:27I will send my fear before thee, and confound every people to which thou comest, and will make all thine enemies turn their back to thee.

23:28And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.

23:29I will not drive them out from before thee in one year: lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.

23:30By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou art fruitful, and possess the land.

23:31And I will set thy bounds from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the river; for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, that thou mayest dispossess them from before thee.

23:32Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

23:33They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me; for if thou serve their gods, it is sure to be a snare unto thee.

24:1And he said to Moses, Go up to Jehovah, thou and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship afar off.

24:2And let Moses alone come near Jehovah; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him.

24:3And Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah, and all the judgments; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words that Jehovah has said will we do!

24:4And Moses wrote all the words of Jehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

24:5And he sent the youths of the children of Israel, and they offered up burnt-offerings, and sacrificed sacrifices of peace-offering of bullocks to Jehovah.

24:6And Moses took half the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

24:7And he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the ears of the people; and they said, All that Jehovah has said will we do, and obey!

24:8And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant that Jehovah has made with you concerning all these words.

24:9And Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up;

24:10and they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were work of transparent sapphire, and as it were the form of heaven for clearness.

24:11And on the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: they saw God, and ate and drank.

24:12And Jehovah said to Moses, Come up to me into the mountain, and be there; and I will give thee the tables of stone, and the law, and the commandment that I have written, for their instruction.

24:13And Moses rose up, and Joshua his attendant; and Moses went up to the mountain of God.

24:14And he said to the elders, Wait here for us, until we return to you; and behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matter, let him come before them.

24:15And Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.

24:16And the glory of Jehovah abode on mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

24:17And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain, before the eyes of the children of Israel.

24:18And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and ascended the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.



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