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shall not be built again. And there | day. And all Israel stoned him with shall cleave nought of the cursed stones, and burned them with fire, hing to t hine hand ; that the Lord after they had stoned them with may turn from the fierceness of his stones. And they raised over him a anger, and show thee mercy, and great heap of stones unto this day. have compassion upon thee, and So the Lord turned from the fiercemultiply thee, as he hath sworn unto ness of his anger. Wherefore the thy fathers; when thou shalt hear- name of that place was called the ken to the voice of the LORD thy valley of Achor, unto this day. God, to keep all his commandments Deut. 4:1. Now therefore hearwhich I command thee this day, to ken, O Israel, unto the statutes and do that which is right in the eyes of unto the judgments, which I teach the Lord thy God.
you, for to do them, that ye may
live, and go in and possess the land Cases of Idolatry.
which the Lord God of your fathers
giveth you. Ye shall not add unto Josh. 7:10. And the Lord said un- the word which I command you, to Joshua, . Israel hath sinned, and neither shall ye diminish aught from they have also transgressed my cov- it, that ye may keep the commandenant, which I commanded them; ments of the LORD your God which for they have even taken of the ac- I command you. Your eyes have cursed thing, and have also stolen, seen what the Lord did because of and dissembled also ... therefore the Baal-peor: for all the men that folchildren of Israel could not stand lowed Baal-peor, the Lord thy God before their enemies; neither will I hath destroyed them from among be with you any more, except ye put you. But ye that did cleave unto away the accursed from among you. the Lord your God are alive every
- 19. And Joshua said unto Achan, one of you this day. My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done ; hide it
§ 3. PROFANITY. not from me. And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sin- Lev. 5:1. And if a soul sin, and ned against the Lord God of Israel, hear the voice of swearing, and is a and thus and thus have I done: witness, whether he hath seen or when I saw among the spoils a known of it ; if he do not utter it, goodly Babylonish garment, and then he shall bear his iniquity. two hundred shekels of silver, and 19:12. And ye shall not swear by a wedge of gold of fifty shekels my name falsely, neither shalt thou weight, then I coveted them, and profane the name of thy God: I am took them; and, behold, they are the LORD. hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it. So
Case of a Blasphemer. Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it Lev. 24: 13. And the Lord spake was hid in his tent, and the silver unto Moses, saying, Bring forth him under it. And they took them out of that hath cursed without the camp ; the midst of the tent, and brought and let all that heard him lay their them unto Joshua, and unto all the hands upon his head, and let all the children of Israel, and laid them out congregation stone him. And thou before the Lord. And Joshua, and shalt speak unto the children of Isall Israel with him, took Achan, the rael, saying, Whosoever curseth his son of Zerah, and the silver, and God shall bear his sin. And he that the garment, and the wedge of gold, blasphemeth the name of the Lord, and his sons, and his daughters, and he shall surely be put to death, and his oxen, and his asses, and his all the congregation shall certainly sheep, and his tent, and all that he stone him: as well the stranger, as had: and they brought them unto he that is born in the land, when he the valley of Achor. And Joshua blasphemeth the name of the LORD, said, Why hast thou troubled us ? shall be put to death. - 23. And the Lord shall trouble thee this ! Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth | ses, How long refuse ye to keep my him
that had cursed out of the camp, commandments and my laws ? See, and stone him with stones. And the for that the Lord hath given you children of Israel did as the Lord the sabbath, therefore he giveth you commanded Moses,
on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his
place, let no man go out of his place § 4. OBSERVANCE OF THE SABBATH.
on the seventh day. So the people
rested on the seventh day. Ex. 31: 12. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak thou al- Case tried. — Gathering sticks. so unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall Num. 15:33. And they that found keep: for it is a sign between me him gathering sticks, brought him and you throughout your genera- | unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all tions; that ye may know that I am the congregation. And they put him the Lord that doth sanctify you. in ward because it was not declared Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore ; what should be done to him. And for it is holy unto you: every one the Lord said to Moses, The man that defileth it shall surely be put to shall be surely put to death; all the death: for whosoever doeth any congregation shall stone him with work therein, that soul shall be cut stones without the camp. And all the off from among his people. Six days congregation brought him without may work be done ; but in the sev- the camp and stoned him with stones enth is the sabbath of rest, holy to and he died; as the Lord commandthe Lord: whosoever doeth any ed Moses. work in the sabbath-day, he shall Neh. 13: 15. In those days saw I surely be put to death. Wherefore in Judah some treading wine-presses the children of Israel shall keep on the sabbath, and bringing in the sabbath, to observe the sabbath sheaves, and lading asses; as also throughout their generations, for a wine, grapes, and figs, and all manperpetual covenant. It is a sign be- ner of burdens, which they brought tween me and the children of Israel into Jerusalem on the sabbath-day: forever: for in six days the LORD and I testified against them in the made heaven and earth, and on the day wherein they sold victuals. seventh day he rested, and was re There dwelt men of Tyre also freshed.
therein, which brought fish, and all 35: 2. Whosoever doeth work
manner of ware, and sold on the therein shall be put to death. Ye sabbath unto the children of Judah, shall kindle no fire throughout your and in Jerusalem. Then I contendhabitations upon the sabbath-day. ed with the nobles of Judah, and 16 : 5. And it shall
said unto them, What evil thing is pass, that on the sixth day they shall this that ye do, and profane the sabprepare that which they bring in ; bath-day? did not your fathers thus, and it shall be twice as much as and did not our God bring all this they gather daily. – 22. And it came évil upon us, and upon this city ? to pass, that on the sixth day they yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel gathered twice as much bread, two by profaning the sabbath. And it omers for one man: and all the ru
came to pass, that when the gates of lers of the congregation came and Jerusalem began to be dark before told Moses. And he said unto them, the sabbath, I commanded that the this is that which the Lord hath gates should be shut, and charged said, to-morrow is the rest of the that they should not be opened till holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake after the sabbath: and some of my that which ye will bake to-day, and servants set I at the gates, that there seethe that ye will seethe ; and that should no burden be brought in on which remaineth lay up for you to the sabbath-day. So the merchants be kept until the morning. – 27. It and sellers of all kind of ware lodged came to pass, that there went out without Jerusalem once or twice. some of the people on the seventh Then I testified against them, and day for to gather, and they found said unto them, Why lodge ye about none. And the Lord said unto Mo- ! the wall ? if ye do so again, I will
lay hands on you. From that time plain, and from the mountains, and forth came they no more on the sab- from the south, bringing burnt-offerbath. And I commanded the Levites, ings, and sacrifices, and meat-offerthat they should cleanse themselves, ings, and incense, and bringing saand that they should come and keep crifices of praise, unto the house of the gates, to sanctify the sabbath- the Lord. But if ye will not hearken day. Remember me, o my God, unto me to hallow the sabbath-day, concerning this also, and spare me and not to bear a burden, even enteraccording to the greatness of thy ing in at the gates of Jerusalem on mercy.
the sabbath-day ; then will I kindle a
fire in the gates thereof, and it shall Morality of the Sabbath. devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and
it shall not be quenched. Isa. 53: 9. If thou take away from EZEK. 20: 10. Wherefore I caused the midst of thee the yoke, the put them to go forth out of the land of ting forth of the finger, and speaking Egypt, and brought them into the vanity; and if thou draw out thy wilderness. And I gave them my soul to the hungry, and satisfy the statutes, and showed the
my judgafflicted soul; then shall thy light ments, which if a man do, he shall rise in obscurity, and thy darkness even live in them. Moreover also I be as the noon-day. – 13. If thou gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign turn away thy foot from the sabbath, between me and them, that they from doing thy pleasure on my holy might know that I am the LORD day; and call the sabbath a delight, that sanctify them. But the house the holy of the Lori), honorable, of Israel rebelled against me in the and shalt honor him, not doing thine wilderness: they walked not in my own ways, nor finding thine own statutes, and they despised my judgpleasure, nor speaking thine own ments, which if a man do, he shall words: then shalt thou delight thy- even live in them ; and my sabbaths self in the Lord; and I will cause they greatly polluted: then I said, I thee to ride upon the high places of would pour out my fury upon them the earth, and feed thee with the in the wilderness, to consume them. heritage of Jacob thy father: for the
- 21. Notwithstanding the children mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. rebelled against me: they walked
JER. 17:21. Thus saith the Lord; not in my statutes, neither kept my take heed to yourselves, and bear no judgments to do them, which if a burden on the sabbath-day, nor bring man do, he shall even live in them; it in by the gates of Jerusalem ; nei- they polluted my sabbaths: then I ther carry forth a burden out of your said, I would pour out my fury upon houses on the sabbath-day, neither them, to accomplish my anger against do ye any work, but hallow ye the them in the wilderness. — 24. Besabbath-day, as I commanded your cause they had not executed my fathers. But they obeyed not, nei- judgments, but had despised my ther inclined their ear, but made statutes, and had polluted my sabtheir neck stiff, that they might not baths, and their eyes were after hear, nor receive instruction. And it their fathers' idols. shall come to pass, if ye diligently 22: 7. In thee have they vexed the hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to fatherless and the widow. Thou hast bring in po burden through the gates despised mine holy things, and hast of this city on the sabbath-day, but profaned my sabbaths. In thee are hallow the sabbath-day, to do no
men that carry tales to shed blood. work therein ; then shall there en- 14. Can thine heart endure, or can ter into the gates of this city kings thine hands be strong, in the days that and princes sitting upon the throne I shall deal with thee? I the LORD of David, riding in chariots and on have spoken it, and will do it. And horses, they, and their princes, the I will scatter thee among the heathen, men of Judah, and the inhabitants and disperse thee in the countries, of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain forever. And they shall come
and will consume thy filthiness out
of thee. And thou shalt take thine from the cities of Judah, and from inheritance in thyself in the sight of the places about Jerusalem, and from the heathen, and thou shalt know the land of Benjamin, and from the that I am the LORD.
23: 39. They have defiled my children to do all the words of this sanctuary in the same day, and have law. profaned my sabbaths. For when PR. 22: 6. Train up a child in the they had slain their children to their way he should go ; and when he is idols, then they came the same day old, he will not depart from it. into
my sanctuary to profane it; and, 19:18. Chasten thy son while there lo, thus have they done in the midst is hope ; and let not thy soul spare of mine house.
for his crying
29: 15. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself,
bringeth his mother to shame. § 5. LAW OF PARENTAL RELATION.
Lev. 19: 2. Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy. Ye
§ 6. MURDER. shall fear every man his mother and
Ex. 21:12. He that smiteth a man, his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.
so that he die, shall be surely put to
death. And if a man lie not in wait, 20: 9. For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be sure
but God deliver him into his hand; ly put to death: he hath cursed his then I will appoint thee a place whith
er he shall flee, But if a man come father or his mother ; his blood shall be upon him.
presumptuously upon his neighbor, Ex. 21: 15. And he that smiteth take him from mine altar, that he
to slay him with guile ; thou shalt his father or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
may die. – 18. And if men strive toNUM. 30: 3. If a woman also vow
gether, and one smite another with a vow unto the Lord, and bind her
a stone, or with his fist, and he die self by a bond, being in her father's not, but keepeth his bed: if he rise house in her youth ; and her father staff, then shall he that smote him be
again, and walk abroad upon his hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and of his time, and shall cause him to
quit: only he shall pay for the loss her father shall hold his peace at her; be thoroughly healed. — 22. If men then all her vows shall stand, and strive, and hurt a woman with child, every bond wherewith she hath bound
so that her fruit depart from her, and her soul shall stand. But if her father disallow her in the day that he hear- yet no mischief follow: he shall be eth; not any of her vows, or of her surely pụnished, according as the bonds wherewith she hath bound her and he shall pay as the judges deter
woman's husband will lay upon him; soul, shall stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father dis- then thou shalt give life for life, eye
mine. And if any mischief follow, allowed her.
for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for
hand, foot for foot, burning for burnParental Duty.
ing, wound for wound, stripe for
stripe. Gen. 13:19. I know him (Abra- NUM. 35: 16. And if he smite him ham) that he will command his with an instrument of iron, so that household after him ; and they shall he die, he is a murderer: the murkeep the way of the Lord, to do jus- derer shall surely be put to death, tice and judgment; that the LORD And if he smite him with throwing a may bring upon Abraham that which stone, wherewith he may die, and he he hath spoken of him.
die, he is a murderer: the murderer Deut. 6: 6. These words, which I shall surely be put to death. Or if command thee this day, shall be in he sủite him with an hand weapon thy heart; and thou shalt teach them of wood, wherewith he may die, diligently unto thy children, and talk and he die, he is a murderer: the of them when thou sittest in thine murderer shall surely be put to death, house, and when thou walkest by the 'The revenger of blood himself shall way, and when thou liest down, and slay the murderer: when he meeteth when thou risest up.
him, he shall slay him. But if he 32: 46. Ye shall command your ) thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him
by laying of wait, that he die ;
erence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
the name of his brother which is
dead, that his name be not put out Capital Punishment.
Deut. 22: 5. The woman shall Gen. 9:6. Whoso sheddeth man's not wear that which pertaineth unto blood, by man shall his blood be a man, neither shall a man put on a shed; for in the image of God made woman's garment: for all that do so
are abomination unto the Lord
give it in her hand, and send her out