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them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden ear-rings
whicli were in their ears, and brought tliem unto Aaron. And he
received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graven tool,
after he had made it a molten calf : and they said. These be thy
gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron
made proclamation, and said, To-morrow is a feast to the Lord.
And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings,
and brought peace-offerings : and the people sat down to eat and to
drink, and rose up to play.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down : for thy
people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have cor-
rupted themselves



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249



And it came to pass as soon as he came nigh unto the camp,
that he saw the calf, and the dancing : and Moses' anger waxed
hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath
the mount. And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt
it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the
water, and made the children of Israel drink of it. And Moses
said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast
brought so great a sin upon them ? And Aaron said. Let not the
anger of my lord wax hot: thoii knowest the people, that they are
set on mischief. For they said unto me. Make us gods which shall
go before us : for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out
of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And I
said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off.
So they gave it me : then I cast it into the fire, and there came out
this calf

And when Moses saw that the people were naked, (for Aaron
had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies,)
then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said. Who is on the
Lord's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gath-
ered themselves together unto him. And he said unto them, ®|)US

•saitl) tl)C Corb i^oh of Jtsvacl, Put cucrn man l)is sroorii bj}
l)is 5\lii\ iuib go in anh out from gate to"gatc tI)rougl)ont tl]c
camp, anh shfii cncrn man l)is brotl)cr, aiib cucrn man Ijis
companion, anb cvcxh man l)is ncigl)bonr. And The children

of Levi did aocordins: to the word of Moses : and there fell of the
people that day about three thousand men. For Moses had said,
Consecrate yourselves to-day to the Lord, even every man upon his
son, and upon his brother ; that he may bestow upon you a blessing
this day.

Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the in-
habitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in
the midst of thee : but ye shall destroy their altars, break their
images, and cut down their groves : for tljOU 6l)alt IMOrsljip no

ot\)ct gob : for tlic £orb,tDl)osc name is Jfcalous, is a jealous
eob.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the chil-
dren of Israel, saying. Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of
sheep, or of goat. And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and
the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other
use : but ye shall in no wise eat of it. For whosoever eateth the
fat of the beast, of xo\)id) mcn offcr an offering mabc bn fire

unto tlje Corb, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut oil" from
his people.

■ Moreover, ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of
fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. iDljatSOeucr SOUl it

be tl]at eatetl) ann manner of bloob, even tijat soul sljall be
cut off from l)is people.



Exodus,
xxxiv. 1'2-14.



Leviticus,



250



GOD'S REGARD



Lev. X. 1-3.



Leviticus,
xviii. '21.



Lev. xix. 12.



Le\itic\is,
xix. 23-2J.



Lev. xix. 30.



Lev. XX. 1-5.



I^villcus,
xxi. 10-i;4.



And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them
his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and of-
fered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not.
And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and
they died before the Lord. Then Moses said unto Aaron, Tliis is
it that tlie Lord spake, saying, 5 toiU bc saUCtiflcb in tl)Cm tl)at

come nigl) mc, anb before all tl]e ^leople 3 tnill bc gloniicb.

And Aaron held his peace.

Thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to

Molech, neitljer si) alt tl)ou profane tl)e name of tl)n (5o5 ; I am

the Lord.

And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neitljer sl)alt

tl]on profane tl)enamc of tl)n <i3ob ; I am the Lord.

And when ye shall come into the land, and .shall havephinted
all manner of trees for food ; then ye shall count the fruit thereof
as uncircumcised : three years shall it be as uncircuincised unto
you : it shall not be eaten of. But in the fourth year all tl)e fruit

tl)ereof sliall bc lioln to praise tl)c £orb toitlial. And in the

fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto
you the increase thereof: I am the Lord your God.

|)e sl)all keep mn sabbatljs, anb reuercncc mn sauc-

tuarn ; I am the Lord.

And the Loi-d spake unto Moses, saying, Again, thou shalt say
to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel,
or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his
seed unto Molech, he shall surely be put to death : the people of
the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against
that man, and will cut him off from among his people ; because he
hath given of liis seed unto Molech, to bctilc mil sanctnarn, anb
to rrofane mn l)oln name. And if the people of the land do

anv wavs hide their eves from the man, when he afiveth of his seed
unto Molech, and kill him not ; then I will set my face against that
man, and against his family, and will cut him oW, and all that go
a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among
their people.

He that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose
head the anointing oil was j)oured, and that is consecrated to put
on the garments, shall not uncover his liead nor rend his clothes ;
neither shall he ffo in to anv dead body, nor defile himself for his
father or for his mother ; neither shall he go out of the sanctuary,
nor profane tlje sanctnarn of l)is (Pob ; for the crown of the

anointing oil of his God is upon him : I am the Lord. And he
sliall take a wife in her virginity. A widow, era divorced woman,
or prf>fano, or an harlot, these shall he not take : but he .shall take
a virgin of his own peo]ile to wife Xcither shall ln' jirofane his
seed among his people : for J tl)C i^oxh ho saiulifn l)im.



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251



And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto Aaron,
saying, "Whosoever he be of tliy seed in tlieir generations that
hath any blemish, iet him not approach to ofter the bread of his
God : for whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not
approach : a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or
anything superfluous, or a man that is broken-footed, or broken-
handed, or crook-backed, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in liis
eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken ; no tlliin
ti)ttt l)atl) a blcmisl) of tl)c secb of QVaron tlic priest sljall come
nig!) to offer tlie offerings of tl)e tiorb mabe bn fire; l)c l)atl)
a blemisi], Ije sl^all not "come nigl) to offer tiK breab of iiis

(!?ob. ile shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy,
and of the holy. Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come
nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; tllUt Ije ^jrofanc

not mn sanctnaries : for 3 tl)e Corb bo sanctifn tl)ein-

And Moses told it unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all
the children of Israel.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying. Speak unto Aaron,
and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things

of the children of Israel, anb tijat tl)eii profane not mn lioln

mime in those things which they hallow unto me : I am the Lord.
Sav unto them, Whosoever he be of all vour seed amono: vour
generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the children

of Israel hallow unto the Lord, linuing l)is nnclennness npon
!)im, tl)at sonl sljall be cut off from mn presence : I am the

Lord.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying. Speak unto Aaron,
and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto
them. Whatsoever he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers
in Israel, that will ofter liis oblation for all his vows, and for all
his free-will-otterings, which they will offer unto the Lord for a
burnt-otfei'ing : ye shall offer at your own will a male without
blemish of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats. But whatso-
ever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer : for it shall not be
acceptable for you. And whosoever off'ereth a sacrifice of peace-
offerings unto the Lord to accomplish his vow, or a free-will-offer-
ing in beeves, or sheep, it sl)all be perfect to be lucepteb : tl)ei"C
sl)aU be no blcmisl) tl)erein. l>lind, or broken, or maimed, or
having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto
the Loi'd, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar
unto the Lord. Either a bullock or a lamb that hath anything
superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a free-
will-offering ; but for a vow it shall not be accepted. Ye shall
not offer unto the Lord that which is bruised, or crushed, or
broken, or cut ; neither shall ye make any offering thereof in your
land. Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of
your God of any of these ; because their corruption is in them, and
blemishes be in them : they shall not be accepted for you.



Leviticus,
xxii. 1-3.



Leviticus,
xxii. 17 - ^.



252



GOD'S EEGARD



Levilicus,
xxii. 31, 3-i.



Leviticus,
xxiv. lU-l(i.



Leviticus,
xxvi. I, 2.



Numbers,
i. 4d-51.



Numljers,

iv. 1-4, 15,

17-.'U.



Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them :
I am the Lord. Ncitl)L'r sljuU 11C pvofiiuc mi} l)olii iiumc; but
3 mil be IjuUotDcb among tl)c^cl)ilbrcn of J^sim-l: I am the

Lord which hallow you.

And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an
Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel ; and this son
of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the
camp ; and the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of
the LORD, and cursed ; and they brought him unto Moses : (and
his mother's name was Shelomith, the daugliter of Dibri, of the
tribe of Dan :) and they put hiin in ward, that the mind of the
Lord mio-ht be shewed them.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Bring forth him that
hath cursed without the camp ; and let all that heard him lay
their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Wlmso-
ever curseth his <'od shall bear his sin. And |)c tl)iU bhl5pl)Cmct!)

tl)c mime of tl)c l!orb, l)c sl)nU surclji be put to bcutl), and all

the congregation shall certainly stone him : us UJcU tl)C StriXUgct,
Its l)C tljtU is born in tl)C laub, when he blasphemeth the name
of the LORD, shall be put to death.

Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear
you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of
stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for J Cim tl)C Corb
nour (5ob.

|)e sljtiU kccji mn sobbatljs, onb rcncrcncc mji sanrtu-

Orn : I am the Lord.

The Lord had spoken unto Moses, saying, Only thou shalt not
number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the
children of Israel ; but thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tab-
ernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all
things that belong to it ; they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the
vessels thereof, and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp
round about the tabernacle. And wlieu the tabernacle setteth for-
ward, tlie Levites sliall take it down; and whon the tabmiacle is to
be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: unii tl)C Stranger tl)at

comcti) nigl) sl)aU be put to beati).

And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Take
the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after
their families, by the house of their fathers : from thirty years old
and upward, even until fifty years old, all that enter into the liost,
to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation. This shall
be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the con-
gregation, about the most holy things \ . And

wiien Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanc-
tuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set
forward ; after that, the sons of Kohath shall eume to bear it: but



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253



tl)CT) sl)nll not touci) anri Ijoln tl)iug, Icet tl)cii bic. These tliing-s

are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the con-
gregation And the Lord spake unto Moses and

unto Aaron, saying, Cut ye not otf the tribe of the families of the
Kohathites from among the Levites : but thus do unto them, that
they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy
things : Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every
one to his service and to his burden : but tl)CJ1 sljall not QO in tO

Bcc m\)cn tl)c Ijolu tljings are coucrcb, IcsT tl)cn bic.

And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people pro-
voke me ? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the
signs which I have shewed among them ? I will smite them with
the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater
nation and mightier than they.

And Moses said unto the Lord, ^[)<:n tl)C (!:gtiptians sljall
I) car it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from
among them ;) and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land :
for they have heard that thou Lord art among this people, that
thou Lord art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over
them, and that thou goest before them, by day-time in a pillar of a
cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.

Now if thou slialt kill all this people as one man, then the na-
tions which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying. Be-
cause the Lord was not able to bring this people into the land which
he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.
And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, ac-
cording as thou hast spoken, saying, The Lord is long-suftering,
and of gi-eat mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no
means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon
the children unto the third and fourth generation. Pardon, I be-
seech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the gi'eatness
of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt
even until now.

And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word :

but ns truhi as 3 liue, all tl)c cartl) sl}all be fillcb mill] tl)C
^lorn of tl)C Corb. Because all those men which have seen my
glory, and niv miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness,
have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened
to my voice ; surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto
their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it.

The soul that doeth aught presumptuously, whether he be
born in the land, or a stranger, tl)C eamc rcproacl)Ctl) tl)C Zoxb ;
and that soul shall be cut otf from among his j)eople. JBCCUUSC
1)C l)atl) bcGpiscb tl)C toorb of tl)C f!or5, and hath broken his
commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall
be upon him.

And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they



Niinil)ers,
xiv. 11-23.



Numbers,
XV. 30-36.



254



GOD'S REGARD



Numbers,
XXV. 1-5.



Deuteron.
iv. i;3, •.J4.



Deuteron.
vi. 1:2-15.



Deuteron.
xiii. (>-J6.



found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath-day. And they
that found him gathering sticks brought liini unto Moses and Aaron,
and unto all the congregation. And they put him in ward, because
it was not declared what should be done to him. And the Lord
said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death : all the con-
gregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. And all
the congregation brought him v/ithout the camp, and stoned him
with stones, and he died ; as the Lord commanded Moses.

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit
whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the peo-
ple unto the sacrifices of their gods : and the people did eat, and
bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Baal-
peor : and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel. Qtllb

tl)c toxh saib nnto IHogcs, ilEiikc all tl)c l)cabs of tl)C people,
anh Ijang tljcnuxp before tl)c toxh against tlje sun, tliat ll)c
fierce aixger of t!)c toth man be tnrueb atoan from Jsi-ael,

And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his
men that were joined unto Baal-peor.

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 anything which the Lord thy God hath
forbidden thee. For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, eoeiX

a jealous ©ob.

Beware lest thou forget the Lord, \vhich brought thee forth
out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. Thou shalt
fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which
are round about you ; (for tlje Corb tl)n (Pob is a jealous (!?ob

among sou;) lest the anger of the Lord thy (iod be kindled
against thee, and destroy thee from oft" the ftiee of the earth.

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 ; namely,
of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto
thee, or far oft" from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto
the other end of the earth ; 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 : 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. 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 Egppt from the house of bondage. And all Israel shall
hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is,
among you.



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255



If tliou slialt hear say in one of thy cities, which the Lord thy
God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, Certain nien, the chil-
dren 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 known ; 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 ; 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 the sword. And thou shalt gather all the spoil
of it in the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the
city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for tl)C Coxh tl)n (5ob :
and it shall be an heap forever ; it shall not be built again.

But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked : thou art waxen fat,
thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fetness ; then he for-
sook God which made liim, aub ligl)tln cstccmcb tIjC tlock of
l)is salmition. ®l)cr! proiiokcb Ijim to icaiousii toitl) strange
gobs, U)itl) abominations ^rouokcb tl)cn l]im to anger. They
sacrificed unto devils, not to God ; to gods whom they knew not,
to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten
God that formed thee.

And when the Lord saw it, he abhorred them, because of the
provoking of his sons, and of his daughters. And he said, I will
hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be : for
they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
Tliey have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God ; they
have provoked me to anger with their vanities : and I will move
them to jealousy with those which are not a people ; I will provoke
them to anger with a foolisli nation. For a fire is kindled in mine
anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the
earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the moun-
tains. I will heap mischiefs upon them ; I will spend mine arrows
upon them. They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with
burning heat, and with bitter destruction : I will also send the teeth
of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The
sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man
and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. I
said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remem-
brance of them to cease from among men ; toerc it not tl)at J
feareb tl)C toratl) of tl)e cnemn, lest their adversaries should be-
have themselves strangely, and Icst tl)C1j sljonlb san, ©ur Ijanb

is [)igl), anb tl)c Corb IjatI) not bonc'ali tl)is.

And the Lord spake UTito ^Sloses, saying. Get thee up into
this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of
Moab, that is over against Jericho ; and behold the land of Canaan
whicli I give unto the children of Israel for a possession : and die



Deuteron.
xxxii. 15-i.7.



Deuteron.
xxxii. 48-51.



256



GOD'S REGAED



Judges,
vii. i-8.



1 Samuel,
ii. '.>7-3'i.



in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy
people ; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gather-
ed unto his people : because ye trespassed against me among the
children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness
of Zin ; bccausc tjC sanctificb me not in the midst of the children
of Israel.

Then Jerubbaal (who is Gideon,) and all the people that were
with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod :
so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them,
by the hill of Moreh, in the valley. And the Lord said unto Gid-
eon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the
Midianites into their hands, lest Jstrtcl uauut tl]CmsclliCS

against me, saning, iHine own l)anii ijati) sancb me. Now

therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the }ie()]>k', saying, AVho-
soever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from
mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two
thousand ; and there remained ten thousand. And the Lord said
unto Gideon, The people are yet too many ; bring them down unto
the water, and I will try them for thee there ; and it shall be that
of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go
with thee ; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go
with thee, the same shall not go. So he brought down the people
unto the water : and the Lord said unto Gideon ; Every one that
lappeth of the water with his tongue as a dog lappeth, him shalt
thou set by himself: likewise every one that boweth down upon his
knees to drink. And the number of them that lapped, putting
their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men : but all the
rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that
lapped Avill I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand :
and let all the other people go every man unto his place.

So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets ;
and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and re-
tained those three hundred men.

And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him.
Thus saith the Lord, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy
father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house ? And did I
choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to oft'er
upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me ?
and did I give unto the house of thy father all the offerings made
by fire of the children of Israel ? Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice
and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation ;
and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the



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