THE SECOND BOOKE OF MOSES, CALLED EXODVS.



Introductory matter



THE ARGVMENT.

After that Iaakob by Gods commandement Gene.46.3. had brought his familie into Egypt, where they remayned for the space of foure hundreth yeeres, and of seuentie persons grewe to an infinite number, so that the King and the countrey grudged and endeuoured both by tyrannie and cruell slauerie to suppresse them: the Lorde according to his promise Gene.15.14. had compassion of his Church, and deliuered them, but plagued their enemies in most strange and sundry sortes. And the more that the tyrannie of the wicked enraged against his Church, the more did his heauie iudgementes encrease against them, till Pharaoh and his armie were drowned in the same Sea, which gaue an entrie and passage to the children of God. But as the ingratitude of man is great, so did they immediately forget Gods wonderfull benefites: and albeit he had giuen them the Passeouer to be a signe and memoriall of the same, yet they fell to distrust, and tempted God with sundrie murmurings and grudgings against him and his ministers: sometime moued with ambition, sometime for lacke of drinke or meate to content their lustes, sometime by idolatrie, or such like. Wherefore God visited them with sharpe roddes and plagues, that by his corrections they might seeke to him for remedie against his scourges, and earnestly repent them for their rebellions and wickednesse. And because God loueth them to the ende, whom he hath once begun to loue, he punished them not according to their desertes, but dealt with the in great mercies, and euer with newe benefites laboured to ouercome their malice: for he still gouerned them and gaue them his word & Law, [Page]

[Pharaoh oppresseth the Israelites.]



both concerning the maner of seruing him, and also the forme of iudgements and ciuill policie: to the intent that they shoulde not serue God after their owne inuentions, but according to that order, which his heauenly wisedome had appoynted.





CHAP. I.


2 The children of Iaakob that came into Egypt. 8 The newe Pharaoh oppresseth them. 12 The prouidence of God towarde them. 15 The kings commandement to the midwiues 22 The sonnes of the Ebrewes are commanded to be cast into the riuer.

1 Nowe [Note: Gene.46.8. ] [Note: [a] Moses describeth the wonderfull order that God obserueth in performing his promes to Abraham, Gen.15.14. ] these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt (euery man and his housholde came thither with Iaakob)

2 Reuben, Simeon, Leui, and Iudah,

3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Beniamin,

4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

5 So al the [Note: Or, persons. ] soules, that came out of the loines of Iaakob, were [Note: Gen.46.27. deut.10.22. ] seuentie soules: Ioseph was in Egypt already.

6 Nowe Ioseph died and all his brethren, and that whole generation.

7 And the [Note: Actes 7.17. ] children of Israel [Note: Or, did growe. ] brought foorth fruite and encreased in aboundance, and were multiplied, and were exceeding mightie, so that the [Note: [b] He meaneth the countrey of Goshen. ] land was full of them.

8 Then there rose vp a newe King in Egypt, who [Note: [c] He considered not howe God had preserued Egypt for Iosephs sake. ] knewe not Ioseph.

9 And he sayde vnto his people, Beholde, the people of the children of Israel are greater and mightier then we.

10 Come, let vs worke wisely with them, least they multiplie, and it come to passe, that if there be warre, they ioyne them selues also vnto our enemies, and fight against vs, and [Note: [d] Into Canaan, & so we shal lose our commoditie. ] [Note: Or, go vp out of the land. ] get them out of the land.

11 Therefore did they set taskemasters ouer them, to keepe the vnder with burdens: and they built the cities Pithom and Raamses for the [Note: Or, corne and prouision. ] treasures of Pharaoh.

12 But the more they vexed them, the more they multiplied and grewe: therefore [Note: [e] The more that God blesseth his, the more doeth the wicked enuie them. ] they were more grieued against the children of Israel.

13 Wherefore the Egyptians by crueltie caused the children of Israel to serue.

14 Thus they made them weary of their liues by sore labour in clay & in bricke, & in al worke in the fielde, with all maner of bondage, [Note: Ebr. wherewith they serued, themselues of them by crueltie. ] which they layde vpon them most cruelly.

15 Moreouer the King of Egypt commanded ye midwiues of the Ebrewe women, (of which the ones name was [Note: [f] These seeme to haue bin the chiefe of the rest. ] Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah)

16 And sayde, [Note: Wisd.18.5. ] When ye doe the office of a midwife to the women of the Ebrewes, and see them on their [Note: Or, seates whereupon they sate in trauell. ] stooles, if it be a sonne, then yee shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then let her liue.

17 Notwithstanding ye midwiues feared God, and did not as the King of Egypt commaunded them, but preserued aliue the men children.

18 Then the King of Egypt called for the midwiues, and sayde vnto them, Why haue yee done thus, and haue preserued aliue the men children?

19 And the midwiues answered Pharaoh, Because the Ebrewe [Note: [g] Their disobedience herein was lawfull, but their dissembling euil. ] women are not as the women of Egypt: for they are liuely, and are deliuered yer the midwife come at them.

20 God therefore prospered the midwiues, and

[Moses is borne: He fleeth to Midian:]



the people multiplied and were very mightie.

21 And because ye midwiues feared God, therefore he [Note: [h] That is, God increased the families of the Israelites by their meanes. ] made them houses.

22 Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Euery man childe that is borne, [Note: [i] When tyrants can not preuaile by craft, they braft forth into open rage. ] cast yee into the riuer, but reserue euery maide childe aliue.


CHAP. II.


2 Moses is borne and cast into the flagges. 5 He is taken vp of Pharaohs daughter and kept. 12 Hee killeth the Egyptian. 15 He fleeth and marrieth a wife. 23 The Israelites cry vnto the Lord.

1 Then there went a [Note: [a] This Leuite was called Amram, who married Iochabed, Chap. 6.20. ] man of the house of Leui, and tooke to wife a daughter of Leui,

2 And the woman coceiued and bare a sonne: and when she saw that he was faire, [Note: Nom.26.59. 1. chro.23.13. act.7. 20. heb.11.23. ] she hid him three moneths.

3 But when she could no longer hide him, she tooke for him an arke made of reede, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and [Note: [b] Committing him to the prouidence of God, whom she could not keepe from the rage of the tyrant. ] laide the childe therein, and put it among the bulrushes by the riuers brinke.

4 Now his sister stood a farre off, to wit what would come of him.

5 Then ye daughter of Pharaoh came downe to wash her in the riuer, and her maidens walked by the riuers side: and when shee sawe the arke among the bulrushes, she sent her maide to fet it.

6 Then she opened it, and sawe it was a childe: and beholde, the babe wept: so she had compassion on it, and sayde, This is one of the Ebrewes children.

7 Then said his sister vnto Pharaohs daughter, Shall I go and cal vnto thee a nurce of the Ebrew women to nurce thee the childe?

8 And Pharaohs daughter sayde to her, Goe. So the maide went and called the [Note: [c] Mans counsell can not hinder that, which God hath determined shall come to passe. ] childes mother,

9 To whome Pharaohs daughter sayde, Take this childe away, and nurce it for me, and I wil reward thee. Then the woman tooke the childe and nurced him.

10 Nowe the childe grewe, and she brought him vnto Pharaohs daughter, and he was as her sonne, and she called his name Moses, because, said she, I drewe him out of the water.

11 And in those dayes, when Moses was [Note: [d] That is, was fourty yere olde, Act.7.23. ] growen, he went forth vnto his brethren, & looked on their burdens: also he sawe an Egyptian smiting an Ebrewe one of his brethren.

12 And he looked [Note: Ebr. thus & thus. ] rounde about, and when he sawe no man, hee [Note: [e] Being assured yt God had appoynted him to deliuer the Israelites, Act. 7.25. ] slewe the Egyptian, and hid him in the sande.

13 Againe he came forth the second day, and behold, two Ebrewes stroue: and he said vnto him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellowe?

14 And hee answered, Who made thee a man of authoritie, and a iudge ouer vs? Thinkest thou to kill mee, as thou killedst the Egyptian? Then Moses [Note: [f] Though by his feare he shewed his infirmitie, yet faith couered it, Ebr.11.27. ] feared and sayde, Certainly this thing is knowen.

15 Now Pharaoh heard this matter, & sought to slay Moses: therefore Moses fled from Pharaoh, and dwelt in the lande of Midian, and hee sate downe by a well.


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[God appeareth to him in a bush.]




16 And the [Note: Or, prince. ] Priest of Midian had seue daughters, which came and drewe water, and filled the troghes, for to water their fathers sheepe.

17 Then the shepherds came and droue them away: but Moses rose vp and [Note: Ebr. saued them. ] defended them, and watered their sheepe.

18 And whe they came to Reuel their [Note: Or, grandfather. ] father, he said, Howe are ye come so soone to day?

19 And they saide, A man of Egypt deliuered vs from the hand of the shepherdes, and also drew vs water ynough, and watered the sheepe.

20 Then he saide vnto his daughters, And where is he? why haue ye so left the man? [Note: [g] Wherein he declared a thankefull minde, which would recompence the benefite done vnto his. ] call him that he may eate bread.

21 And Moses agreed to dwell with the man: who gaue vnto Moses Zipporah his daughter:

22 And she bare a sonne, [Note: Chap.18.3. ] whose name he called Gershom: for he said, I haue bene a stranger in a strange lande.

23 Then in processe of time, the King of Egypt dyed, and the children of Israel sighed for the bondage and [Note: [h] God humbleth his by afflictions, that they should cry vnto him, and receiue the fruite of his promes. ] cryed: and their crie for the bondage came vp vnto God.

24 Then God heard their mone, and God remembred his couenant with Abraham, Izhak, and Iaakob.

25 So God looked vpon the children of Israel, and God [Note: [i] He iudged their cause: or, acknowledged them to be his. ] had respect vnto them.


CHAP. III.


1 Moses keepeth sheepe, and God appeareth vnto him in a bush. 10 He sendeth him to deliuer the children of Israel. 14 The name of God. 16 God teacheth him what to doe.

1 When Moses kept the sheepe of Iethro his father in lawe, Priest of Midian, & droue the flocke to the [Note: Or, farre within the desert. ] backe side of the desert, and came to the [Note: [a] It was so called after the lawe was giuen. ] Mountaine of God, [Note: [b] Called also Sinai. ] Horeb,

2 Then the Angel of the Lord appeared vnto him [Note: Act.7.30. ] in a flame of fire, out of the middes of a [Note: [c] This signifieth that the Church is not consumed by the fire of afflictions, because God is in the middes thereof. ] bush: and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3 Therefore Moses saide, I will turne aside nowe, and see this great sight, why the bush burneth not.

4 And when the [Note: [d] Whome he called the Angell, verse.2. ] Lord sawe that he turned aside to see, God called vnto him out of the middes of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he answered, I am here.

5 Then he saide, Come not hither, [Note: [e] Resigne thy selfe vp to me, Ruth.4.7. ios.5.15. ] put thy shooes off thy feete: for the place whereon thou standest is [Note: [f] Because of my presence. ] holy ground.

6 Moreouer he saide, [Note: Mat.22.32. actes.7.32. ] I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Izhak, and the God of Iaakob. Then Moses hid his face: for he was [Note: [g] For sinne causeth man to feare Gods iustice. ] afraid to looke vpon God.

7 Then the Lorde said, I haue surely seene the trouble of my people, which are in Egypt, and haue heard their crie, because of their [Note: [h] Whose crueltie was intollerable. ] taskemasters: for I knowe their sorowes.

8 Therefore I am come downe to deliuer them out of the hande of the Egyptians, and to bring them out of that lande into a good lande and a large, into a lande that [Note: [i] Most plentifull of all things. ] floweth with milke and honie, euen into the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hiuites, and the Iebusites.

9 [Note: [k] He heard before, but nowe he woulde reuenge it. ] And now lo, the crie of the children of Israel is come vnto me, & I haue also seene ye oppression, wherewith the Egyptians oppresse them.

10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee

[Gods Name. Moses rod.]



vnto Pharaoh, that thou maiest bring my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

11 But Moses said vnto God, Who am [Note: [l] He doeth not fully disobey God, but acknowledgeth his owne weakenes. ] I, that I should go vnto Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12 And he answered, [Note: [m] Neither feare thine owne weaknesse, nor Pharaohs tyrannie. ] Certainely I will be with thee: and this shall be a token vnto thee, that I haue sent thee, After yt thou hast brought the people out of Egypt, ye shall serue God vpon this Mountaine.

13 Then Moses said vnto God, Behold, when I shall come vnto the children of Israel, and shall say vnto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me vnto you: if they say vnto me, What is his Name? what shall I say vnto them?

14 And God answered Moses, I [Note: [n] The God which haue euer bene, am, and shall be: the God almightie, by whome all things haue their being, and the God of mercie mindfull of my promes, Reuel.1.4. ] Am That I Am. Also he said, Thus shalt thou say vnto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me vnto you.

15 And God spake further vnto Moses, Thus shalt thou say vnto the children of Israel, The Lorde God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Izhak, and the God of Iaakob hath sent me vnto you: this is my Name for euer, and this is my memoriall vnto all ages.

16 Go & gather the Elders of Israel together, & thou shalt say vnto the, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Izhak, & Iaakob appeared vnto me, & said, [Note: Ebr. in visiting haue visited. ] I haue surely remembred you, & that which is done to you in Egypt.

17 Therefore I did say, I wil bring you out of the affliction of Egypt vnto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hiuites, and the Iebusites, vnto a lande that floweth with milke and honie.

18 Then shall they obey thy voyce, and thou and the Elders of Israel shall go vnto the King of Egypt, and say vnto him, The Lorde God of the Ebrewes hath [Note: Or, appeared vnto vs. ] met with vs: we pray thee nowe therefore, let vs goe three dayes iourney in the wildernesse, that we may [Note: [o] Because Egypt was full of Idolatrie, God would appoint them a place where they should serue him purely. ] sacrifice vnto the Lord our God.

19 But I know, that the King of Egypt wil not let you goe, but by strong hande.

20 Therefore will I stretch out mine hande and smite Egypt with all my wonders, which I will doe in the middes thereof: and after that shall he let you goe.

21 And I will make this people to be fauoured of the Egyptians: so that when ye go, ye shal not goe emptie.

22 [Note: [p] This example may not be followed generally: though at Gods commandement they did it iustly, receiuing some recompence of their labours. ] [Note: Chap.11.2. and 12.35. ] For euery woman shall aske of her neighbour, and of her [Note: Or, in whose house she soiourneth. ] that soiourneth in her house, iewels of siluer and iewels of gold and raiment, and ye shall put them on your sonnes, and on your daughters, and shall spoyle the Egyptians.


CHAP. IIII.


3 Moses rod is turned into a serpent. 6 His hande is leprous. 9 The water of the riuer is turned into blood. 14 Aaron is giuen to helpe Moses. 21 God hardeneth Pharaoh. 25 Moses wife circumciseth her sonne. 27 Aaron meeteth with Moses, and they come to the Israelites, and are beleeued.

1 Then Moses answered, and said, [Note: [a] God beareth with Moses douting, because he was not altogether without faith. ] But lo, they will not beleeue me, nor hearken vnto my voyce: for they will say, The Lorde hath not appeared vnto thee.

2 And the Lord said vnto him, What is that in thine hande? And he answered, A rod.

3 Then said he, Cast it on the ground. So he cast it on the grounde, and it was turned into a serpent: and Moses fled from it.
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[Moses hand leprous:]




4 Againe the Lorde saide vnto Moses, Put foorth thine hand, and take it by the tayle. Then he put foorth his hande and caught it, and it was turned into a rod in his hand.

5 Do this [Note: [b] This power to worke miracles was to confirme his doctrine, and to assure him of his vocation. ] that they may beleeue, that the Lorde God of their fathers, the God of Abraha, the God of Izhak, and the God of Iaakob hath appeared vnto thee.

6 And the Lorde saide furthermore vnto him, Thrust nowe thine hand into thy bosome. And he thrust his hand into his bosome, & when he tooke it out againe, behold, his hand was [Note: Or, white as snow. ] leprous as snowe.

7 Moreouer he said, Put thine hand into thy bosome againe. So he put his hande into his bosome againe, & pluckt it out of his bosome, and behold, it was turned againe as his other flesh.

8 So shall it be, if they wil not beleeue thee, neither obey [Note: Or, the wordes confirmed by the first signe. ] the voyce of ye first signe, yet shall they beleeue for the voyce of the seconde signe.

9 But if they will not yet beleeue these two signes, neither obey vnto thy voyce, then shalt thou take of the [Note: [c] Because these three signes should be sufficient witnesses to proue that Moses shoulde deliuer Gods people. ] water of the riuer, and powre it vpon the drie lande: so the water which thou shalt take out of the riuer, shalbe turned to blood vpon the drie land.

10 But Moses said vnto the Lorde, Oh my Lorde, I am not eloquent, [Note: Ebr. from yesterday, and yer yesterday. ] neither at any time haue bene, nor yet since thou hast spoken vnto thy seruant: but I am [Note: Ebr. heauie of mouth. ] slowe of speach & slowe of tongue.

11 Then the Lorde said vnto him, Who hath giuen the mouth to man? or who hath made the domme, or the deafe, or him that seeth, or the blinde? haue not I the Lorde?

12 Therefore goe nowe, and [Note: Mat.10.19. and 12.22. ] I will be with thy mouth, and will teach thee what thou shalt say.

13 But he saide, Oh my Lorde, sende, I pray thee, by the [Note: Or. ministerie. ] hande of him, whome thou [Note: [d] That is, of the Messias: or some other, that is more meete then I. ] shouldest sende.

14 Then the Lorde was [Note: [e] Though we prouoke God iustly to anger, yet he will neuer reiect his. ] verie angrie with Moses, and said, Doe not I know Aaron thy brother the Leuite, that he himselfe shall speake? for loe, he commeth also foorth to meete thee, and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

15 Therefore thou shalt speake vnto him, and [Note: [f] Thou shalt instruct him what to say. ] put the wordes in his mouth, and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye ought to doe.

16 And he shall be thy spokesman vnto the people: and he shall be, euen he shall be as thy mouth, and thou shalt be to him as [Note: Chap.7.1. ] [Note: [g] Meaning as a wise counseller and full of Gods spirite. ] God.

17 Moreouer thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do miracles.

18 Therefore Moses went and returned to Iethro his father in lawe, & said vnto him, I pray thee, let me goe, and returne to my [Note: Or, kinsfolke, and linage. ] brethren, which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet aliue. Then Iethro said to Moses, Go in peace.

19 (For the Lord had said vnto Moses in Midian, Goe, returne to Egypt: for they are all dead which [Note: Ebr. sought thy soule. ] went about to kill thee)

20 Then Moses tooke his wife, & his sonnes, and [Note: Ebr. caused them to ride. ] put them on an asse, and returned towarde the lande of Egypt, and Moses tooke the [Note: [h] Whereby he wrought the miracles. ] rod of God in his hand.

21 And the Lorde saide vnto Moses, When thou art entred and come into Egypt againe, see

[He and Aaron come to Pharaoh.]



that thou doe all the wonders before Pharaoh, which I haue put in thine hand: but I will [Note: [i] By reteining my spirite and deliuering him vnto Satan to increase his malice. ] harden his heart, and he shall not let the people goe.

22 Then thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lorde, Israel is my sonne, euen my [Note: [k] Meaning, most deare vnto him. ] first borne.

23 Wherefore I say to thee, Let my sonne go, that he may serue me: if thou refuse to let him goe, beholde, I will slay thy sonne, euen thy first borne.

24 And as he was by the waye in the ynne, the Lord met him, and [Note: [l] God punished him with sickenesse for neglecting his Sacrament. ] would haue killed him.

25 Then Zipporah tooke a sharpe knife, and [Note: [m] This acte was extraordinarie: for Moses was sore sicke, and God euen then required it. ] cut away the foreskinne of her sonne, and cast it at his feete, and said, Thou art indeede a bloody husband vnto me.

26 So [Note: Or, the Angell. ] he departed from him. Then she saide, O bloodie husbande (because of the circumcision)

27 Then the Lorde saide vnto Aaron, Goe meete Moses in the wildernesse. And he went and mette him in the [Note: Or, Horeb. ] Mount of God, and kissed him.

28 Then Moses tolde Aaron all the wordes of the Lord, who had sent him, and all the signes wherewith he had charged him.

29 So went Moses and Aaron, and gathered all the Elders of the children of Israel.

30 And Aaron told all the wordes, which the Lorde had spoken vnto Moses, and he did the miracles in the sight of the people,

31 And the [Note: [n] So that Moses had now experience of Gods promes that he should haue good successe. ] people beleeued, and when they heard that the Lorde had visited the children of Israel, and had looked vpon their tribulation, they bowed downe, and worshipped.


CHAP. V.


1 Moses and Aaron doe their message to Pharaoh, who letteth not the people of Israel depart, but oppresseth them more and more. 20 They crie out vpon Moses and Aaron therefore, and Moses complaineth to God.

1 Then afterwarde Moses and Aaron went and said to [Note: [a] Faith ouercommeth feare, and maketh men bolde in their vocation. ] Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lorde God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may [Note: [b] And offer sacrifice. ] celebrate a feast vnto me in the wildernesse.

2 And Pharaoh saide, Who is the Lorde, that I should heare his voyce, & let Israel go? I knowe not the Lord, neither will I let Israel goe.

3 And they saide, [Note: Or, God hath met vs. ] We worship the God of the Ebrewes: we pray thee, let vs goe three daies iourney in the desert, and sacrifice vnto the Lord our God, least [Note: Ebr. least he meete vs with pestilence. ] he bring vpon vs the pestilence or sword.

4 Then saide the King of Egypt vnto them, Moses & Aaron, why cause ye the people to cease from their workes? get you to your burdens.

5 Pharaoh saide furthermore, Behold, much people is nowe in the lande, and ye [Note: [c] As though ye would rebell. ] make them leaue their burdens.

6 Therefore Pharaoh gaue commandement the same day vnto the taskemasters of the people, and to their [Note: [d] Which were of the Israelites and had charge to see them do their worke. ] officers, saying,

7 Ye shall giue the people no more strawe, to make bricke ( [Note: Ebr. yesterday and yer yesterday. ] as in time past) but let them goe and gather them strawe them selues:

8 Notwithstanding lay vpon them the nober of bricke, which they made in time past, diminish nothing thereof: for they be idle, therefore they crie, saying, Let vs go to offer sacrifice vnto our God.

9 [Note: [e] The more cruelly that tyrants rage, the neerer is Gods helpe. ] Lay more worke vpon the men, & cause

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them to do it, & let the not regard [Note: [f] Of Moses and Aaron. ] vaine words.
10 Then went the taskemasters of the people and their officers out, and tolde the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will giue you no more strawe.

11 Goe your selues, get you strawe where yee can finde it, yet shall nothing of your labour bee diminished.

12 Then were the people scattered abroade throughout all the land of Egypt, for to gather stubble in steade of strawe.

13 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Finish your dayes worke [Note: Ebr. the worke of a day in his day. ] euery dayes taske, as ye did when ye had strawe.

14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaohs taskemasters had set ouer them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore haue ye not fulfilled your taske in making bricke yesterday and to daye, as in times past?

15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came, & cryed vnto Pharaoh, saying, Wherfore dealest thou thus with thy seruants?

16 There is no strawe giuen to thy seruantes, and they say vnto vs, Make bricke: and loe, thy seruants are beaten, and [Note: Or, thy people the Egyptians are in the fault. ] thy people is blamed.

17 But he said, [Note: Ebr. idle, ye are idle. ] Ye are to much idle: therfore ye say, Let vs goe to offer sacrifice to the Lord.

18 Goe therefore nowe and worke: for there shall no strawe be giuen you, yet shall yee deliuer the whole tale of bricke.

19 Then the officers of the children of Israel [Note: Or, looked sadde on them, which said. ] sawe them selues in an euill case, because it was saide, Ye shall diminish nothing of your bricke, nor of euery dayes taske.

20 And they met Moses and Aaron, which stood in their way as they came out fro Pharaoh,

21 To whom they said, The Lord looke vpon you and iudge: for yee haue made our sauour to [Note: Reade Gen.34.30. ] stinke before Pharaoh and before his seruants, in that ye haue [Note: [g] It is a grieuous thing to the seruants of God, to be accused of euill, specially of their brethren, when they do as their duetie requireth. ] put a sword in their hand to slay vs.

22 Wherefore Moses returned to the Lorde, and saide, Lorde, why hast thou afflicted this people? wherefore hast thou thus sent me?

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speake in thy Name, he hath vexed this people, and yet thou hast not deliuered thy people.



CHAP. VI.


3 God renueth his promes of the deliueraunce of the Israelites. 9 Moses speaketh to the Israelites, but they beleeue him not. 10 Moses and Aaron are sent againe to Pharaoh. 14 The genealogie of Reuben, Simeon, & Leui, of whom came Moses and Aaron.

1 Then the Lord sayd vnto Moses, Nowe shalt thou see, what I will doe vnto Pharaoh: for by a strong hand shall he let them goe, and euen [Note: Ebr. in a strong hand. ] be constrained to driue them out of his land.

2 Moreouer God spake vnto Moses, and sayd vnto him, I am the Lord,

3 And I appeared vnto Abraha, to Izhak, & to Iaakob by the Name of [Note: Or, all sufficient. ] Almightie God: but by my Name [Note: [a] Whereby he signifieth that he will performe in deede that, which he promised to their fathers: for this Name declareth that he is constant and will performe his promes. ] Iehouah was I not knowen vnto the.

4 Furthermore as I made my couenant with them to giue them ye land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers:

5 So I haue also hearde the groning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keepe in bondage, and haue remembred my couenant.

6 Wherefore say thou vnto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out fro the burdens of the Egyptians, & will deliuer you out of their bondage, and will redeeme you in a

[Of what stocke Moses & Aaron came.]



stretched out arme, and in great [Note: Or, plagues. ] iudgements.

7 Also I will [Note: [b] He meaneth, as touching the outward vocation: the dignitie whereof they lost afterwarde by their rebellion: but as for election to life euerlasting, it is immutable. ] take you for my people, & will be your God: then ye shall knowe that I the Lord your God bring you out from the burdens of the Egyptians.

8 And I will bring you into the land which I [Note: Ebr. lift vp mine hand. ] sware that I woulde giue to Abraham, to Izhak, and to Iaakob, and I will giue it vnto you for a possession: I am the Lord.

9 So Moses told the children of Israel thus: but they hearkened [Note: [c] So hard a thing it is to shewe true obedience vnder the crosse. ] not vnto Moses, for anguish of spirit and for cruel bondage.

10 Then the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

11 Go speak to Pharaoh King of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel goe out of his land.

12 But Moses spake before the Lorde, saying, Beholde, the children of Israel hearken not vnto me, howe then shall Pharaoh heare mee, which am of [Note: [d] Or, barbarous and rude in speach: and by this word (vncircumcised) is signified the whole corruption of mans nature. ] vncircumcised lippes?

13 Then the Lord spake vnto Moses & vnto Aaron, & charged them to goe to the children of Israel & to Pharaoh King of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the lande of Egypt.

14 These bee the [Note: [e] This genealogie sheweth of whome Moses & Aaron came. ] heades of their fathers houses: the [Note: Gene.46 9. nom.26.5. 1.chron.5.3. ] sonnes of Reuben the first borne of Israel are Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi: these are ye families of Reuben.

15 [Note: 1.Chro.4.24. ] Also the sonnes of Simeon: Iemuel and Iamin, and Ohad, and Iachin, and Zoar, and Shaul the sonne of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.

16 [Note: Nom 3.17. 1.chron.6.1. and 23.6. ] These also are the names of the sonnes of Leui in their generations: Gershon & Kohath and Merari (and the yeres of the life of Leui were an hundreth [Note: [f] For he was 42. yeere olde, when he came into Egypt, and there liued 94. ] thirtie and seuen yere)

17 The sonnes of Gershon were Libni and Shimi by their families.

18 [Note: Nom.26.57. 1.chr.6.1. & 23.6. ] And the sonnes of Kohath, Amram and Izhar, and Hebron, & Vzziel. (and Kohath liued an hundreth thirtie and three yeere)

19 Also the sonnes of Merari were Mahali & Mushi: these are ye families of Leui by their kinreds.

20 [Note: Chap.2.2. nomb.26.59. ] And Amram tooke Iochebed his [Note: [g] Which kinde of marriage was after in the Lawe forbidden, Leui. 18 12. ] fathers sister to his wife, and shee bare him Aaron and Moses (and Amram liued an hundreth thirtie and seuen yeere)

21 Also the sonnes of Izhar: [Note: [h] Moses and he were brothers children, whose rebellion was punished, Nom. 16.1. ] Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.

22 And the sonnes of Vzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri.

23 And Aaron tooke Elisheba daughter of [Note: [i] Who was a prince of Iudah, Nom.2.3. ] Amminadab, sister of Nahashon to his wife, which bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

24 Also the sonnes of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.

25 And Eleazar Aarons sonne tooke him one of the daughters of Putiel to his wife, which bare him [Note: Nom 25.11. ] Phinehas: these are the principall fathers of the Leuites throughout their families.

26 These are Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, Bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, according to their [Note: [k] For their families were so great, that they might be compared to armies. ] armies.

27 These are that Moses and Aaron, which spake to Pharaoh King of Egypt, that they might bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.

28 And at that time when the Lorde spake vnto Moses in the land of Egypt,

29 When the Lorde, I say, spake vnto Moses, [Page]

[Moses and Aaron with Pharaoh.]



saying, I am the Lord, speake thou vnto Pharaoh the King of Egypt all that I say vnto thee,

30 Then Moses said before the Lord, Behold, I am of [Note: [l] The disobedience both of Moses and of the people sheweth that their deliuerance came onely of Gods free mercie. ] vncircumcised lippes, & how shall Pharaoh heare me?


CHAP. VII.


3 God hardeneth Pharaohs heart. 10 Moses and Aaron do the miracles of the serpent, & the blood: and Pharaohs sorcerers do the like.

1 Then the Lord saide to Moses, Behold, I haue made thee [Note: Or, a God to Pharaoh. ] Pharaohs [Note: [a] I haue giuen thee power and authoritie to speake in my name and to execute my iudgements vpon him. ] God, and Aaron thy brother shall [Note: Or, shall speake for thee (before Pharaoh) ] be thy Prophet.

2 Thou shalt speake all that I commaunded thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speake vnto Pharaoh, that he suffer the children of Israel to go out of his land.

3 But I will harden Pharaohs heart, and multiplie my miracles and my wonders in the lande of Egypt.

4 And Pharaoh shall not hearken vnto you, that I may lay mine hand vpon Egypt, and bring out myne armies, euen my people, the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, by great [Note: [b] To strengthen Moses faith, God promiseth againe to punishe most sharply the oppression of his Church. ] iudgements.

5 Then the Egyptians shall knowe that I am the Lord, when I stretch foorth mine hand vpon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

6 So Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded them, euen so did they.

7 (Nowe Moses was [Note: [c] Moses liued in affliction & bannishment fourtie yeere before he enioyed his office to deliuer Gods people. ] foure score yeere olde, and Aaron foure score and three, when they spake vnto Pharaoh)

8 And the Lorde had spoken vnto Moses and Aaron, saying,

9 If Pharaoh speake vnto you, saying, Shewe a miracle for you, then thou shalt say vnto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shalbe turned into a [Note: Or, dragon. ] serpent.

10 Then went Moses and Aaron vnto Pharaoh, and did euen as the Lord had commaunded: and Aaron cast forth his rod before Pharaoh and before his seruants, & it was turned into a serpent.

11 Then Pharaoh called also for the wise men and [Note: [d] It seemeth that these were Iannes and Iambres, read 2.Tim.3.8. so euer the wicked maliciously resist the trueth of God. ] sorcerers: and those charmers also of Egypt did in like maner with their enchantmens,

12 For they cast downe euery man his rod, & they were turned into serpents: but Aarons rodde deuoured their rods.

13 So Pharaohs heart was hardened, and hee hearkened not to them, as the Lorde had saide.

14 The Lorde then saide vnto Moses, Pharaohs heart is [Note: Or, heauie and dull. ] obstinate, hee refuseth to let the people goe.

15 Goe vnto Pharaoh in the morning, (loe, he will come forth vnto the water) and thou shalt stand and meete him by [Note: [e] To wit, the riuer Nilus. ] the riuers brinke, and the rod, which was turned into a serpent, shalt thou take in thine hand.

16 And thou shalt say vnto him, The Lorde God of the Ebrewes hath sent me vnto thee, saying, Let my people goe, that they may serue mee in the wildernesse: and beholde, hitherto thou wouldest not heare.

17 Thus saith the Lorde, In this shalt thou know that I am the Lord: behold, I wil smite with the rodde that is in mine hand vpon the water that is in the riuer, and it shalbe turned to blood.

18 And the fish that is in the riuer shall dye, and the riuer shall stinke, and it shall [Note: Or, they shall be wearie, and abhorre to drinke. ] grieue the

[The first and second plague of Egypt.]



Egyptians to drinke of the water of the riuer.

19 The Lord then spake to Moses, Say vnto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand ouer the waters of Egypt, ouer their streames, ouer their riuers, & ouer their pondes,, and ouer all pooles of their waters, and they shalbe [Note: The first plague. ] blood, and there shalbe blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and of stone.

20 So Moses and Aaron did euen as the Lord commaunded: [Note: Chap.17.5. ] and hee lift vp the rodde, and smote the water that was in the riuer in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his seruants: and [Note: Psal.78.44. ] all the water that was in the riuer, was turned into blood.

21 And the [Note: [f] To signifie that it was a true miracle, and that God plagued them in that, which was most necessarie for the preseruation of life. ] fish that was in the ryuer dyed, & the riuer stanke: so that the Egyptians could not drinke of the water of the riuer: and there was blood throughout all the lande of Egypt.

22 [Note: Wisd.17.7. ] And the enchanters of Egypt did [Note: [g] In outwarde appearance, and after that the seuen dayes were ended. ] likewise with their sorceries: and the heart of Phraoh was [Note: Ebr. was made strong. ] hardened: so that he did not hearken vnto them, as the Lord had sayde.

23 Then Pharaoh returned, and went againe into his house, [Note: Ebr. he set not his heart at all thereunto. ] neither did this yet enter into his heart.

24 All the Egyptians then digged rounde about the riuer for waters to drinke: for they could not drinke of the water of the riuer.

25 And this [Note: Or, seuen dayes were accomplished. ] continued fully seuen dayes after the Lord had smitten the riuer.


CHAP. VIII.


6 Frogges are sent. 13 Moses prayeth, & they die. 17 Lice are sent, whereby the sorcerers acknowledge Gods power. 24 Egypt is plagued with noysome flyes. 30 Moses prayeth againe: 32 But Pharaohs heart is hardened.

1 Afterward the Lorde sayde vnto Moses, Goe vnto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lorde, Let my people goe, yt they may serue me:

2 And if thou wilt not let them goe, beholde, I will smite all thy countrey with [Note: [a] There is nothing so weake, that God can not cause to ouercome the greatest power of man. ] frogges:

3 And the riuer shal scral ful of frogges, which shall goe vp and come into thine house, and into thy chamber, where thou sleepest, and vpon thy bed, and into the house of thy seruants, and vpon thy people, and into thine ouens, and [Note: Or, vpon thy dough, or, into thine amberies. ] into thy kneading troughes.

4 Yea, the frogges shall climbe vp vpon thee, and on thy people, and vpon all thy seruants.

5 Also the Lord said vnto Moses, Say thou vnto Aaron, Stretch out thine hande with thy rod vpon the streames, vpon the riuers, and vpon the ponds, and cause frogs to come vp vpon the land of Egypt.

6 Then Aaron stretched out his hand vpon the waters of Egypt, and the [Note: The second plague. ] frogges came vp, and couered the land of [Note: [b] But Goshen, where Gods people dwelt, was excepted. ] Egypt.

7 [Note: Wisd.17.7. ] And the sorcerers did likewise with their sorceries, and brought frogges vp vpon the land of Egypt.

8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, [Note: [c] Not loue, but feare causeth the very infidels to seeke vnto God. ] Pray ye vnto the Lord, that hee may take away the frogges from mee, and from my people, and I will let the people goe, that they may doe sacrifice vnto the Lord.

9 And Moses said vnto Pharaoh, [Note: Eb. haue this honour ouer me. ] Concerning me, euen [Note: Or, speake playne vnto me. ] command when I shall pray for thee, and for thy seruants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogges from thee and from thine houses, that they may remaine in the riuer only.

10 Then he said, To morowe. And he answered,

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[The thirde and fourth plague.]



Be it [Note: Ebr. according to thy worde. ] as thou hast said, yt thou maiest know, that there is none like vnto the Lord our God.
11 So the frogges shall depart from thee, and from thine houses, and from thy seruantes, and from thy people: onely they shall remaine in the riuer.

12 Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cryed vnto the Lorde concerning the frogges, which hee had [Note: Or, laid vpon. ] sent vnto Pharaoh.

13 And the Lorde did according to the saying of Moses: so the frogges [Note: [d] In things of this life God oft times heareth the prayers of the iust for the vngodly. ] died in the houses, in the townes, and in the fieldes.

14 And they gathered the together by heaps, and the land stanke of them.

15 But when Pharaoh sawe that hee had rest giuen him, he [Note: Or, made his heart heauie. ] hardened his heart, and hearkened not vnto them, as the Lord had said.

16 Againe the Lord sayd vnto Moses, Say vnto Aaron, Stretche out the rod, and smite the dust of the earth, that it may bee turned to [Note: The third plague. ] lyce throughout all the land of Egypt.

17 And they did so: for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth: and lyce came vpon man and vpon beast: all the dust of the earth was lyce throughout all the land of Egypt.

18 Nowe the enchanters assaied likewise with their enchantments to bring forth lyce, but they [Note: [e] God confounded their wisedome and autoritie in a thing most vile. ] could not. So the lyce were vpon man & vpon beast.

19 Then saide the enchanters vnto Pharaoh, This is [Note: [f] They acknowledged that this was done by Gods power and not by sorcerie, Luke.11.20. ] the finger of God. But Pharaohs heart remained obstinate, and hee hearkened not vnto them, as the Lorde had said.

20 Moreouer the Lorde sayd to Moses, Rise vp earely in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh (lo, hee will come forth vnto the water) and say vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serue me.

21 Els, if thou wilt not let my people goe, behold, I will send [Note: Or, a multitude of venimous beastes, as serpents, &c. ] swarmes of flies both vpon thee, and vpon thy seruants, and vpon thy people, and into thine houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shalbe full of swarmes of flies, and the ground also whereon they are.

22 But ye land of Goshe, where my people are, wil I cause to be [Note: Or, I wil separate. ] wonderfull in that day, so yt no swarmes of flies shalbe there, yt thou maiest know that I am the Lorde in the middes of the [Note: Or, land of Egypt. ] earth.

23 And I will make a deliuerance of my people from thy people: to morowe shall this miracle be.

24 And the Lorde did so: [Note: Wisd.16.9. ] for there came [Note: The fourth plague. ] great swarmes of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his seruants houses, so that through all the lande of Egypt, the earth was corrupt by the swarmes of flies.

25 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and saide, Goe, doe sacrifice vnto your God in this lande.

26 But Moses answered, It is not meete to do so: for then we shoulde offer vnto the Lorde our God that, which is an [Note: [g] For the Egyptians worshipped diuers beasts as the oxe, the sheepe and such like, which the Israelites offered in sacrifice: which thing the Egyptians abhorred to see. ] abomination vnto the Egyptians. Loe, can we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and they not stone vs?

27 Let vs go three dayes iourney in the desert, and sacrifice vnto the Lord our God, [Note: Chap.3 18. ] as he hath commanded vs.

[The fifth and sixt plague.]




28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice vnto the Lord your God in the wildernesse: but [Note: [h] So the wicked prescribe vnto Gods messengers howe farre they shall goe. ] goe not farre away, pray for me.

29 And Moses said, Behold, I will go out from thee, and pray vnto the Lord, that the swarmes of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his seruants, and from his people to morowe: but let Pharaoh from hencefoorth [Note: [i] He could not iudge his heart but yet he charged him to do this vnfeinedly. ] deceiue no more, in not suffering the people to sacrifice vnto the Lorde.

30 So Moses went out from Pharaoh & prayed vnto the Lorde.

31 And the Lord did according to the saying of Moses, and the swarmes of flies departed from Pharaoh, from his seruants, and from his people, and there remained not one.

32 Yet Pharaoh [Note: [k] Where God giueth not faith, no miracles can preuaile. ] hardened his heart at this time also, and did not let the people goe.



CHAP. IX.


1 The moraine of beastes. 10 The plague of botches and sores. 23 The horrible haile, thunder, and the lightning. 26 The land of Goshen euer is excepted. 27 Pharaoh confesseth his wickednesse. 33 Moses prayeth for him, 33 Yet is he obstinate.

1 Then the Lorde said vnto Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lorde God of the Ebrewes, Let my people go, that they may serue me.

2 But if thou refuse to let them goe, and wilt yet holde them still,

3 Beholde, the hande of the Lorde is vpon thy flocke which is in the fielde: for vpon the horses, vpon the asses, vpon the camels, vpon the cattell, and vpon the sheepe shalbe a [Note: The fift plague. ] mightie great moraine.

4 And the Lorde shall doe [Note: [a] He shall declare his heauie iudgement against his enemies, and his fauour toward his children. ] wonderfully betweene the beastes of Israel, and the beastes of Egypt: so that there shall nothing dye of all, that pertaineth to the children of Israel.

5 And the Lord appointed a time, saying, To morowe the Lorde shall finish this thing in this lande.

6 So the Lord did this thing on the morow, and all the cattel of Egypt dyed: but of the cattell of the children of Israel dyed not one.

7 Then Pharaoh [Note: [b] Into the land of Goshen, where the Israelites dwelled. ] sent, and beholde, there was not one of the cattell of the Israelites dead: and the heart of Pharaoh was obstinate, and hee did not let the people goe.

8 And the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron, Take your handfull of [Note: Or, imbers. ] ashes of the fornace, and Moses shall sprinkle them towarde the heauen in the sight of Pharaoh,

9 And they shall be turned to dust in all the land of Egypt: and it shalbe as a scab breaking out into blisters vpon man, and vpon beast, thorow out all the land of Egypt.

10 Then they tooke ashes of the fornace, and stoode before Pharaoh: and Moses sprinkled them towarde the heauen, and there came [Note: The sixt plague ] a scab breaking out into blisters vpon man, and vpon beast.

11 And the sorcerers could not stande before Moses, because of the scab: for the scab was vpon the enchanters, and vpon all the Egyptians.

12 And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not vnto them, [Note: Chap.4.21. ] as the Lorde had said vnto Moses.

13 Also the Lorde said vnto Moses, Rise vp early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lorde God of the Ebrewes, Let my people goe, yt they may serue me.
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[The seuenth plague.]




14 For I will at this time send all my plagues vpon [Note: [c] So that thine owne conscience shall condemne thee of ingratitude and malice. ] thine heart, and vpon thy seruants, and vpon thy people, that thou mayest knowe that there is none like me in all the earth.

15 For nowe I will stretch out mine hande, that I may smite thee and thy people with the pestilence: and thou shalt perish from the earth.

16 And in deede, [Note: Rom.9.17. ] for this cause haue [Note: Or, set thee vp. ] I appointed thee, to [Note: Or, to shewe thee. ] shewe my power in thee, and to declare my [Note: [d] That is, that all the worlde may magnifie my power in ouercomming thee. ] Name throughout all the world.

17 Yet thou exaltest thy selfe against my people, and lettest them not goe.

18 Beholde, to morowe this time I will cause to raine a mightie great haile, such as was not in Egypt since the foundation thereof was laid vnto this time.

19 Send therefore nowe, and [Note: [e] Here we see, though Gods wrath be kindled, yet there is a certaine mercie shewed euen to his enemies. ] gather the cattell, and all that thou hast in the fielde: for vpon all the men, and the beastes, which are found in the field, and not brought home, the haile shal fall vpon them, and they shall die.

20 Such then as feared the word of the Lorde among the seruants of Pharaoh, made his seruants and his cattell flee into the houses:

21 But such as [Note: Ebr. set not his heart to. ] regarded not the [Note: [f] The worde of the minister is called the worde of God. ] worde of the Lorde, left his seruants, and his cattell in the fielde.

22 And the Lorde saide to Moses, Stretche foorth thine hande towarde heauen, that there may be haile in all the land of Egypt, vpon man, and vpon beast, and vpon all the herbes of the fielde in the lande of Egypt.

23 Then Moses stretched out his rod towarde heauen, & the Lord sent thunder and [Note: The seuenth plague. ] haile, and [Note: Ebr. fire walked. ] lightening vpon the ground: and the Lorde caused haile to raine vpon the land of Egypt.

24 So there was haile, and fire mingled with the haile, so grieuous, as there was none throughout all the lande of Egypt, since [Note: Or, since it was inhabited. ] it was a nation.

25 And the haile smote throughout al ye land of Egypt all that was in the fielde, both man and beast: also ye haile smote all the herbes of ye field, and brake to pieces all the trees of the fielde.

26 Onely in the lande of Goshen (where the children of Israel were) was no haile.

27 Then Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said vnto them, I [Note: [g] The wicked confesse their sinnes to their condemnation, but they can not beleeue to obtaine remission. ] haue now sinned: the Lorde is righteous, but I and my people are wicked.

28 Pray ye vnto the Lorde (for it is ynough) that there be no more [Note: Ebr. voyces of God. ] mightie thunders and haile, and I will let you goe, and yee shall tarie no longer.

29 Then Moses saide vnto him, Assoone as I am out of the citie, I will spreade mine hands vnto the Lorde, and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more haile, that thou mayest knowe that [Note: Psal.24.1. ] the earth is the Lordes.

30 As for thee and thy seruants, I knowe [Note: [h] Meaning, that when they haue their request, they are neuer the better, though they make many faire promises. wherein we see the practises of the wicked. ] afore I pray ye will feare before the face of the Lorde God.

31 (And the flaxe, & the barley were smitten: for the barley was eared, & the flaxe was bolled.

32 But the wheat and the rye were not smitten, for they were [Note: Or, late sowen. ] hid in the grounde)

33 Then Moses went out of the citie from Pharaoh, and spred his hands to the Lorde, and the thunder and the haile ceased, neither rained it vpon the earth.

34 And when Pharaoh sawe that the raine

[The eight plague]



and the haile and the thunder were ceased, hee sinned againe, and hardened his heart, both he, and his seruants.

35 So the heart of Pharaoh was hardened: neither would he let the children of Israel goe, as the Lord had said [Note: Ebr. by the hand of Moses. ] by Moses.


CHAP. X.


7 Pharaohs seruants counsaile him to let the Israelites depart. 13 Grashoppers destroy the countrey. 16 Pharaoh confesseth his sinne. 22 Darkenesse is sent. 28 Pharaoh forbiddeth Moses to come any more in his presence.

1 Againe the Lorde saide vnto Moses, Goe to Pharaoh: for [Note: Chap.4.21. ] I haue hardened his heart, and the heart of his seruants, that I might worke these my miracles [Note: Or, in his presence or among them. ] in the middes of his realme,

2 And that thou maist declare in the [Note: [a] The miracles shoulde be so great, that they should be spoken of for euer. where also we see the duetie of parents towarde their children. ] eares of thy sonne, & of thy sonnes sonne, what things I haue done in Egypt, and my miracles, which I haue done among them: that ye may knowe that I am the Lorde.

3 Then came Moses and Aaron vnto Pharaoh, and they said vnto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Ebrewes, Howe long wilt thou refuse [Note: [b] The ende of afflictions is, to humble our selues with true repentance vnder the hand of God. ] to humble thy selfe before me? Let my people goe, that they may serue me.

4 But if thou refuse to let my people go, beholde, to morowe will I bring [Note: Or, locustes. ] [Note: Wisd.16.9. ] grashoppers into thy coastes.

5 And they shall couer the face of the earth, that a man can not see the earth: and they shall eate the residue which remaineth vnto you, and hath escaped from the haile: and they shall eate all your trees that bud in the fielde.

6 And they shall fil thine houses, and all thy seruants houses, and the houses of all the Egyptians, as neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers fathers haue seene, since the time they were vpon the earth vnto this day. So he returned, and went out from Pharaoh.

7 Then Pharaohs seruants saide vnto him, How long shall he be [Note: Or, snare. ] an [Note: [c] Meaning, the occasion of all these euils: so are the godly euer charged, as Elias was by Achab. ] offence vnto vs? let the men go, that they may serue the Lord their God: wilt thou first knowe that Egypt is destroyed?

8 So Moses and Aaron were brought againe vnto Pharaoh, and he saide vnto them, Goe, serue the Lorde your God, but who are they that shall goe?

9 And Moses answered, We will go with our yong and with our olde, with our sonnes and with our daughters, with our sheepe and with our cattell will we goe: for we must celebrate a feast vnto the Lorde.

10 And he said vnto them, Let [Note: [d] That is, I would the Lorde were no more affectioned toward you, then I am minded to let you goe. ] the Lorde so be with you, as I will let you goe and your children: beholde, for [Note: [e] Punishment is prepared for you. Some reade, Ye intende some mischiefe. ] euill is before your face.

11 It shall not be so: nowe goe ye that are men, and serue the Lorde: for that was your desire. Then they were thrust out from Pharaohs presence.

12 After, the Lord said vnto Moses, Stretch out thine hande vpon the lande of Egypt for the grashoppers, that they may come vpon the lande of Egypt, and eate all the herbes of the land, euen all that the haile hath left.

13 Then Moses stretched foorth his rod vpon the lande of Egypt: and the Lorde brought an East winde vpon the land all that day, and al that night: and in the morning the East wind brought the [Note: The eyght plague. ] grashoppers.

14 So the grashoppers went vp vpon all the

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land of Egypt, and [Note: Or, he caused them to remaine ] remained in all quarters of Egypt: so grieuous Grashoppers, like to these were neuer before, neither after them shalbe such.
15 For they couered all the face of the earth, so that the lande was darke: and they did eate all the herbes of the lande, and all the fruites of the trees, which the haile had left, so that there was no greene thing left vpon the trees, nor among the herbes of the fielde throughout all the lande of Egypt.

16 Therefore Pharaoh called for [Note: [f] The wicked in their miseries seeke to Gods ministers for help, albeit they hate and detest them. ] Moses and Aaron in haste, and sayde, I haue sinned against the Lorde your God, and against you.

17 And nowe forgiue mee my sinne onely this once, and pray vnto the Lord your God, that hee may take away from me this death onely.

18 Moses then went out from Pharaoh, and prayed vnto the Lord.

19 And the Lorde turned a mightie strong West winde, and tooke away the grashoppers, & violently cast them into the [Note: [g] The water seemeth red because the sand or grauel is red: the Ebrewes call it the Sea of bulrushes. ] red Sea, so that there remained not one grashopper in all the coast of Egypt.

20 But the Lord hardened Pharaohs heart, & hee did not let the children of Israel goe.

21 Againe ye Lord said vnto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heauen, that there may be vpon the lande of Egypt darkenesse, euen darkenesse that may be [Note: [h] Because it was so thicke. ] felt.

22 Then Moses stretched forth his hande towarde heauen, and there was a [Note: The ninth plague. ] blacke [Note: Wisd.17.2. ] darkenesse in all the land of Egypt three daies.

23 No man saw an other, neither rose vp from ye place where he was for three dayes: [Note: Wisd.18.1. ] but all the children of Israel had light where they dwelt.

24 The Pharaoh called for Moses & said, Go, serue the Lord: onely your sheepe and your cattel shall abide, and your children shall go with you.

25 And Moses sayd, Thou must giue vs also sacrifices, and burnt offrings that wee may doe sacrifice vnto the Lord our God.

26 Therefore our cattell also shall go with vs: there shall not an [Note: [i] The ministers of God ought not to yeelde one iote to the wicked as touching their charge. ] hoofe bee left, for thereof must we take to serue the Lord our God: neither doe wee knowe [Note: [k] That is, with what beasts or how manie. ] howe we shall serue the Lorde, vntill we come thither.

27 (But the Lorde hardened Pharaohs heart, and he would not let them goe)

28 And Pharaoh sayde vnto him, Get thee from mee: looke thou see my face no more: for whensoeuer thou commest in my sight, thou shalt [Note: [l] Though before he confessed Moses iust, yet against his owne conscience he threatneth to put him to death. ] dye.

29 Then Moses said, Thou hast said wel: from henceforth will I see thy face no more.



CHAP. XI.


1 God promiseth their departure. 2 He willeth them to borow their neighbours iewels. 3 Moses was esteemed of all saue Pharaoh. 5 He signifieth the death of the first borne.

1 (Now the Lord had saide vnto Moses, yet will I bring one plague more vpo Pharaoh, and vpon Egypt: after that, he will let you go hence: when he letteth you goe, he shall [Note: [a] Without any condition but with haste and violence. ] at once chase you hence.

2 Speake thou nowe to the people, that euery man [Note: Or, borrowe. ] require of his neighbour, & euery woman of her neighbour [Note: Chap.3.22. & 12.35. ] iewels of siluer & iewels of gold.

3 And the Lorde gaue the people fauour in the sight of the Egyptians: also [Note: Ecclu.45.1. ] Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaohs seruantes, and in the sight of the people.)

[The Passeouer instituted.]




4 Also Moses sayde, Thus sayth the Lord, [Note: Chap.12.29. ] About midnight will I goe out into the middes of Egypt.

5 [Note: Wisd.18.17. ] And all the first borne in the lande of Egypt shall die, from the first borne of Pharaoh that sitteth on his throne, vnto the first borne of the maide seruant, that is at [Note: [b] From the highest to the lowest. ] the mille, and all the first borne of beastes.

6 Then there shalbe a great crie throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was neuer none like, nor shalbe.

7 But against none of ye children of Israel shal a dogge moue his tongue, neyther against man nor beast, that ye may knowe that the Lord putteth a differece betweene the Egyptians & Israel.

8 And all these thy seruants shall come downe vnto me, and fal before me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that [Note: [c] That is, vnder thy power and gouernement. ] are at thy feete, and after this will I depart. So he went out from Pharaoh very angry.

9 And the Lord saide vnto Moses, Pharaoh shall not heare you, [Note: [d] God hardeneth the hearts of the reprobate, that his glorie thereby might be the more set forth Rom.9.17. ] that my wonders may bee multiplied in the land of Egypt.

10 So Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: but the Lorde hardened Pharaohs heart, and he suffred not the children of Israel to goe out of his lande.


CHAP. XII.


1 The Lord instituteth the Passeouer. 26 The fathers must teach their children the mysterie thereof. 29 The first borne are slaine. 31 The Israelites are driuen out of the land. 35 The Egyptians are spoyled. 37 The number that departeth out of Egypt. 40 Howe long they were in Egypt.

1 Then the Lord spake to Moses and to Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

2 This [Note: [a] Called Nisan, conteining part of March, and part of Aprill. ] moneth shalbe vnto you the beginning of moneths: it shalbe to you the first [Note: [b] As touching the obseruation of feasts: as for other policies, they rekoned from September. ] moneth of the yere.

3 Speake ye vnto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth of this moneth let euery man take vnto him a lambe, according to the house of the [Note: [c] As the fathers of the houshold had great or small families. ] fathers, a lambe for an house.

4 And if the housholde be too litle for the lambe, he shall take his neighbour, which is next vnto his house, according to the nomber of the persons: euery one of you, according to his [Note: [d] He shall take so many as are sufficient to eate the lambe. ] eating shall make your count for the lambes,

5 Your lambe shalbe without blemish, a male of a yeere olde: ye shall take it of the lambes, or of the kiddes.

6 And yee shall keepe it vntill the fourteenth day of this moneth: then [Note: [e] Euery one in his house. ] al the multitude of the Congregation of Israel shall kill it [Note: Ebr. betweene the two euenings or twielight. ] at euen.

7 After, they shall take of the blood, & strike it on the two postes, and on the vpper doore post of the houses where they shall eate it.

8 And they shal eate the flesh the same night, roste with fire, and vnleauened bread: with sowre herbes they shall eate it.

9 Eate not thereof rawe, boyled nor sodden in water, but rost with fire, both his [Note: [f] That is, all that may be eaten. ] head, his feete, and his purtenance.

10 And ye shal reserue nothing of it vnto the morning: but that, which remaineth of it vnto the morowe, shall ye burne with fire.

11 And thus shall yee eate it, Your loynes girded, your shoes on your feete, and your staues in your handes, and yee shall eate it in haste: for [Note: [g] The lambe was not the passeouer, but signified it: as sacraments are not the thing it selfe, which they do represent, but signifie it. ] it is the Lords Passeouer.

12 For I will passe through the lande of Egypt the same night, and will smite all the first [Page]

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borne in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, and I will execute iudgement vpon all the [Note: Or, princes, or Idoles. ] gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.

13 And the blood shalbe a toke for you vpon the houses where ye are: so when I see the blood, I will passe ouer you, and the plague shall not be vpon you to destruction, when I smite the lande of Egypt.

14 And this day shalbe vnto you a [Note: [h] Of the benefit receiued for your deliuerance. ] remembrance: and ye shall keepe it an holie feast vnto the Lord, throughout your generations: yee shall keepe it holie by an ordinance [Note: [i] That is, vntill Christs comming: for then ceremonies had an ende. ] for euer.

15 Seuen daies shall ye eat vnleauened bread, and in any case ye shall put away leauen the first day out of your houses: for whosoeuer eateth leauened bread from the first daie vntill the seuenth day, that person shalbe cut off from Israel.

16 And in the first day shalbe an holie [Note: Or, calling together of the people to serue God. ] assemblie: also in the seuenth day shalbe an holy assemblie vnto you: no worke shalbe done in them, saue about that which euery man must eate: that onely may ye do.

17 Ye shall keepe also the feast of vnleauened bread: for that same daye I will bring your armies out of the lande of Egypt: therefore ye shal obserue this day, throughout your posteritie, by an ordinance for euer.

18 [Note: Leuit.23.5. nom.28.16. ] In the first moneth and the fourteenth day of the moneth at [Note: [k] For in olde time so they compted, beginning the day at sunne set till the next day at the same time. ] euen, yee shall eate vnleauened bread vnto the one and twentieth day of the moneth at euen.

19 Seuen daies shall no leauen be founde in your houses: for whosoeuer eateth leauened bread, that person shalbe cut off from the Congregation of Israel: whether he bee a stranger, or borne in the land.

20 Ye shall eate no leauened bread: but in all your habitations shall ye eate vnleauened bread.

21 Then Moses called all the Elders of Israel, and saide vnto them, Choose out and take you for euerie of your housholdes a lambe, & kill the Passeouer.

22 And take [Note: Ebr.11.28. ] a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basen, and strike the [Note: Or, transome, or vpper doore post. ] lintell, and the [Note: Or, two side postes. ] doore cheekes with the blood that is in the basen, and let none of you goe out at the doore of his house, vntill the morning.

23 For the Lord will passe by to smite the Egyptians: and when he seeth the blood vpon the lintel and on the two doore cheekes, the Lorde wil passe ouer the doore, & wil not suffer the [Note: [l] The Angel sent of God to kill the first borne. ] destroyer to come into your houses to plague you.

24 Therefore shall ye obserue this thing as an ordinance both for thee and thy sonnes for euer.

25 And when ye shall come into the [Note: [m] The land of Canaan. ] land, which the Lord will giue you as hee hath promised, then ye shall keepe this [Note: Or, ceremonie. ] seruice.

26 [Note: Iosh.4.6. ] And when your children aske you, What seruice is this ye keepe?

27 Then ye shall saye, It is the sacrifice of the Lordes Passeouer, which passed ouer the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and preserued our houses. Then the people [Note: [n] They gaue God thankes for so great a benefite. ] bowed them selues, & worshipped.

28 So the children of Israel went, and did as the Lorde had commanded Moses and Aaron: so did they.

29 Nowe at [Note: Chap.11.4. ] midnight, the Lorde [Note: The tenth plague. ] smote all the first borne in the lande of Egypt, from the first borne of Pharaoh that sate on his throne,

[Departure out of Egypt.]



vnto the [Note: Wisd.18.5. ] first borne of the captiue that was in prison, and all the first borne of beastes.

30 And Pharaoh rose vp in the night, he, and all his seruants and all the Egyptians: and there was a great crye in Egypt: for there was [Note: [o] Of those houses, wherein any first borne was, either of men or beastes. ] no house where there was not one dead.

31 And hee called to Moses and to Aaron by night, and saide, Rise vp, get you out from among my people, both yee, and the children of Israel, and goe serue the Lorde as ye haue sayde.

32 Take also your sheepe and your cattell as yee haue sayde, & depart, and [Note: [p] Pray for me. ] blesse me also.

33 And the Egyptians did force the people, because they would send them out of the land in haste: for they said, We die all.

34 Therfore the people tooke their dough before it was leauened, euen their dough bound in clothes vpon their shoulders.

35 And the children of Israel did according to the saying of Moses, & they asked of ye Egyptians [Note: Chap.3.22. and 11.2. ] iewels of siluer & iewels of gold, & raiment.

36 And the Lorde gaue the people fauour in the sight of the Egyptians: and they [Note: Or, lent them. ] graunted their request: so they spoyled the Egyptians.

37 Then the [Note: Nom.33.3. iosh 24.6. ] children of Israel tooke their iourney from [Note: [q] Which was a citie in Goshen, Gen.47.11. ] Rameses to Succoth about sixe hundreth thousand men of foote, beside children.

38 And [Note: [r] Which were strangers, & not borne of the Israelites. ] a great multitude of sundrie sortes of people went out with them, and sheepe, and beeues, and cattel in great abundance.

39 And they baked the dough which they brought out of Egypt, & made vnleauened cakes: for it was not leauened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, neither coulde they tarie, nor yet prepare themselues vitailes.

40 So the dwelling of the children of Israel, while they dwelled in Egypt, was [Note: Gen.15.13. act.7. 6. gal.3.17. ] foure hundreth and thirtie yeres.

41 And when the [Note: [s] From Abrahams departing from Vr in Chaldea vnto the departing of the children of Israel from Egypt are 430. yeres. ] foure hundreth & thirtie yeeres were expired, euen the selfe same day departed all the hostes of the Lord out of the land of Egypt.

42 It is a night to be kept holie to the Lord, because he brought them out of the lande of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord, which all the children of Israel must keepe throughout their generations.

43 Also the Lorde said vnto Moses & Aaron, This is the Lawe of the Passeouer: [Note: [t] Except he bee circumcised and onely professe your religion. ] no stranger shall eate thereof.

44 But euerie seruant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.

45 A stranger or an hyred seruant shall not eat thereof.

46 [Note: Nom.9.12. ] In one house shall it bee eaten: thou shalt carie none of ye flesh out of the house, [Note: Iohn.19.36. ] neither shall ye breake a bone thereof.

47 All the Congregation of Israel shall obserue it.

48 But if a stranger dwell with thee, and will obserue the Passeouer of the Lorde, let him circumcise all the males, that belong vnto him, and then let him come and obserue it, & he shall be as one that is borne in the land: for none vncircumcised person shall eate thereof.

49 One [Note: [u] They that are of the houshold of God, must be all ioyned in one faith and religion. ] lawe shalbe to him that is borne in the land, and to the stranger that dwelleth among you.

50 Then all the children of Israel did as the

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Lorde commaunded Moses and Aaron: so did they.
51 And the selfe same day did the Lord bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.



CHAP. XIII.


1 The first borne are offered to God. 3 The memoriall of their deliuerance. 6 The institution of the Passeouer. 8. 14 An exhortation to teach their children to remember this deliuerance. 17 Why they are led by the wildernes. 19 The bones of Ioseph. 21 The pillar of the cloude and of the fire.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 [Note: Chap.22.29. and 34.19. leuit.27.26. nom. 3.13.& 8.16. luke 2.23. ] Sanctifie vnto me all the first borne: that is, euery one that first openeth the wombe among the children of Israel, as well of man as of beast: for it is mine.

3 Then Moses sayd vnto the people, [Note: Exod.23.13. ] Remember this day in the which ye came out of Egypt, out of the [Note: Ebr. house of seruants. ] house of [Note: [a] Where they were in most cruel slauerie. ] bondage: for by a mightie hande the Lorde brought you out from thence: therefore no leauened bread shall bee [Note: [b] To signifie that they had not leasure to leauen their bread. ] eaten.

4 This day come yee out in the moneth of [Note: [c] Conteyning part of March and part of April, when corne bega to ripe in that countrey. ] Abib.

5 Now when the Lord hath brought thee into the land of the Canaanites, and Hittites, and Amorites, and Hiuites, and Iebusites (which he sware vnto thy fathers, that he woulde giue thee, a land flowing with milke and honie) then thou shalt keepe this seruice in this moneth.

6 Seuen dayes shalt thou eate vnleauened bread, and the [Note: [d] Both the seueth and the first day were holy, as chapter 12.16. ] seuenth day shall be the feast of the Lord.

7 Vnleauened bread shall bee eaten seuen dayes, and there shal no leauened bread be seene with thee, nor yet leauen be seene with thee in all thy quarters.

8 And thou shalt shew thy sonne [Note: [e] When thou doest celebrate the feast of vnleauened bread. ] in that day, saying, This is done, because of that which the Lord did vnto me, when I came out of Egypt.

9 And it shalbe a signe vnto thee [Note: [f] Thou shalt haue continuall remembrance thereof, as thou wouldest of a thing that is in thine hand or before thine eyes. ] vpo thine hande, and for a remembrance betweene thine eyes, that the Lawe of the Lorde may be in thy mouth: for by a strong hand the Lorde brought thee out of Egypt.

10 Keepe therefore this ordinance in his season appoynted from yeere to yeere.

11 And when the Lord shall bring thee into the lande of the Canaanites, as hee sware vnto thee and to thy fathers, and shall giue it thee,

12 [Note: Chap.22.29. and 34.19. eze.44.30. ] Then thou shalt set apart vnto the Lorde all that first openeth the wombe: also euery thing that first doeth open the wombe, and commeth forth of thy beast: the males shalbe the Lordes.

13 But euery [Note: Ebr. that first commeth forth. ] first foale of an [Note: [g] This is also vnderstand of the horse and other beasts, which were not offered in sacrifice. ] asse, thou shalt redeeme with a lambe: and if thou redeeme him not, then thou shalt breake his necke: likewise all the first borne of man among thy sonnes shalt thou [Note: [h] By offering a cleane beast in sacrifice, Leui.12.6. ] bye out.

14 And when thy sonne shall aske thee [Note: Or, hereafterwardes. ] to morowe, saying, What is this? thou shalt then say vnto him, With a mightie hande the Lorde brought vs out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

15 For when Pharaoh was harde hearted against our departing, the Lord then slewe all the first borne in the lande of Egypt: from the first borne of man euen to the first borne of beast: therefore I sacrifice vnto the Lorde all the males that first open the wombe, but all the first borne

[The firie and cloudie pillar.]



of my sonnes I redeeme.

16 And it shalbe as a token vpon thine hand, and as [Note: Or, signes of remembrance. ] frontlets betweene thine eyes, that the Lorde brought vs out of Egypt by a mightie hande.

17 Nowe when Pharaoh had let the people go, God caried them not by the way of the Philistims countrey, [Note: Or, because. ] though it were neerer: (for God sayd, Lest the people repent whe they see [Note: [i] Which the Philistims would haue made against them by stopping them the passage. ] warre, and turne againe to Egypt)

18 But God made the people to go about by the way of the wildernesse of the red sea: and the children of Israel went vp [Note: [k] That is, not priuily, but openly, & as the word doeth signifie, set in order by fiue & fiue. ] armed out of the land of Egypt.

19 (And Moses tooke the bones of Ioseph with him: for he had made the children of Israel sweare, saying, [Note: Gen.50.25. iosh.24.32. ] God will surely visite you, and ye shal take my bones away hence with you)

20 [Note: Nom.33.6. ] So they tooke their iourney from Succoth, and camped in Etham in the edge of the wildernesse.

21 [Note: Nom.14.14. deut.1.33. psal.78. 14. 1.cor.10.1. ] And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a [Note: [l] To defend them from the heate of the sunne. ] cloude to leade them the way, & by night in a pillar of fire to giue them light, that they might go both by day and by night.

22 [Note: Nehe.9.19. ] He tooke not away the pillar of ye cloude by day, nor the pillar of fire by night from before the people.


CHAP. XIIII.


4. 8 Pharaohs heart is hardened, & pursueth the Israelites. 11 The Israelites striken with feare murmure against Moses. 13 Moses doeth encourage them. 21 He deuideth the Sea. 23.27 The Egyptians followe and are drowned.

1 Then the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake to the children of Israel, that they [Note: [a] From toward the countrey of the Philistims. ] returne and campe before [Note: [b] So the sea was before them, moutaines on either side, & the enemie at their backe: yet they obeyed God & were deliuered. ] Pi-hahiroth, betweene Migdol & the Sea, ouer against [Note: Nom.33.7. ] Baal-zephon: about it shal ye campe by the Sea.

3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are tangled in the land: the wildernesse hath shut them in.

4 And I will harden Pharaohs heart that hee shall followe after you: so I will [Note: [c] By punishing his obstinate rebellion. ] get mee honour vpon Pharaoh, and vpon all his hoste: the Egyptians also shall knowe that I am the Lorde: and they did so.

5 Then it was told the King of Egypt, that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his seruants was turned against the people, and they sayde, Why haue we this done, and haue let Israel go out of our seruice?

6 And he made ready his charets, and tooke his people with him,

7 And tooke sixe hundreth chosen charets, and [Note: [d] Iosephus writeth that besides these charets there were 50000. horsemen, and 200000. footemen. ] all the charets of Egypt, and captaines ouer euery one of them.

8 (For the Lorde had hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he followed after the children of Israel: but the children of Israel went out with an [Note: [e] With great ioy and holdnes. ] hie hand)

9 [Note: Iosh.24.6. 1.mac.4.9. ] And the Egyptians pursued after them, and all the horses and charets of Pharaoh, and his horsemen and his hoste ouertooke them camping by the Sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.

10 And when Pharaoh drew nie, the children of Israel lift vp their eyes, and beholde, the Egyptians marched after them, and they were sore [Note: [f] They, which a litle before in their deliuerance reioyced, being nowe in danger are afraide, and murmure. ] afrayde: wherefore the children of Israel cried vnto the Lorde.
[Note: In this figure foure chiefe poyntes are to be considered. First, that the Church of God is euer subiect in this worlde to the Crosse, and to be afflicted after one sort or other. The second, that the ministers of God following their vocation, shalbe euill spoken of, and murmured against, euen of them that pretende the same cause and religion that they doe. The third, that God deliuereth not his Church incontinently out of dangers, but to exercise their faith and patience continueth their troubles, yea and often times augmenteth them: as the Israelites were nowe in lesse hope of their liues, then when they were in Egypt. The fourth poynt is, that when the dangers are most great, then Gods helpe is most ready to succour: for the Israelites had on either side them, huge rockes and mountaines, before them the Sea, behinde them most cruell enemies, so that there was no way left to escape to mans iudgement. ] [Page]

[The red Sea.]




11 And they sayde vnto Moses, Hast thou brought vs to die in the wildernes, because there were no graues in Egypt? wherefore hast thou serued vs thus, to carie vs out of Egypt?

12 Did not wee tell thee this thing in Egypt, saying, Let [Note: [g] Such is the impatiencie of the flesh, that it cannot abide Gods appoynted time. ] vs be in rest, that we may serue the Egyptians? for it had bene better for vs to serue the Egyptians, then that wee shoulde dye in the wildernesse.

13 Then Moses sayde to the people, Feare ye not, stand still, and beholde [Note: Or, deliuerance. ] the saluation of the Lord which he will shew to you this day. For the Egyptians, whome ye haue seene this day, ye shall neuer see them againe.

14 The Lorde shall fight for you: therefore [Note: [h] Onely put your trust in God without grudging or doubting. ] hold you your peace.

15 And the Lord sayd vnto Moses, Wherefore [Note: [i] Thus in tentations faith fighteth against the flesh, & crieth with inward gronings to the Lorde. ] cryest thou vnto me? speake vnto the children of Israel that they go forward:

16 And lift thou vp thy rod, and stretche out thine hand vpon the Sea and deuide it, and let the children of Israel goe on drie ground thorow the middes of the Sea.

17 And I, beholde, I will harden the heart of the Egyptians, that they may followe them, and I wil get me honour vpon Pharaoh, & vpon all his host, vpon his charets, and vpon his horsemen.

18 Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lorde, when I haue gotten me honour vpon Pharaoh, vpon his charets, & vpon his horsemen.

19 (And the Angel of God, which went before the hoste of Israel, remoued & went behinde them: also the pillar of the cloude went from before them, and stoode behinde them,

20 And came betweene the campe of the Egyptians and the campe of Israel: it was both a cloude and darkenes, yet gaue it [Note: [k] The cloude sheweth light to the Israelites, but to the Egyptians it was darkenes, so that their two hostes could not ioyne together. ] light by night, so that all the night long the one came not at the other)

21 And Moses stretched forth his hande vpon the Sea, & the Lord caused the sea to runne backe by a strong East winde all the night, & made the Sea dry land: for the waters were [Note: Iosh.4.23. psal.114.3. ] deuided.

[The Egyptians drowned. A song of deliuerance.]




22 Then the [Note: Psal.78.13. 1.cor.10.1. ebr.11.29. ] children of Israel went through the middes of the Sea vpon the drie ground, and the waters were a wall vnto them on their right hand, and on their left hand.

23 And the Egyptians pursued and went after them to the middes of the Sea, euen all Pharaohs horses, his charets, and his horsemen.

24 Nowe in the morning [Note: [l] Which was about the three last houres of ye night. ] watche, when the Lord looked vnto the hoste of the Egyptians, out of the firie and cloudie pillar, he strooke the host of the Egyptians with feare.

25 For he tooke off their charet wheeles, and they draue them with [Note: Or, heauily. ] much a doe: so that the Egyptians euery one sayd, I wil flee from the face of Israel: for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

26 Then the Lord sayde to Moses, Stretche thine hand vpon the Sea, that the waters may returne vpon the Egyptians, vpon their charets and vpon their horsemen.

27 Then Moses stretched forth his hand vpon the Sea, and the Sea returned to his force early in the morning, and the Egyptians fled against it: but the Lord [Note: [m] So the Lord by the water saued his, & by the water drowned his enemies. ] ouerthrew the Egyptians in the mids of the Sea.

28 So the water returned & couered the charets and the horsemen, euen all the hoste of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them: there remained not one of them.

29 But the children of Israel walked vpon dry land thorowe the middes of the Sea, and the waters were a wall vnto them on their right hande, and on their left.

30 Thus the Lorde saued Israel the same day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel sawe the Egyptians dead vpon the Sea banke.

31 And Israel saw the mightie [Note: Ebr. hand. ] power, which the Lord shewed vpon the Egyptians: so the people feared the Lord, and beleeued the Lorde, and his [Note: [n] That is, the doctrine which he taught them in the Name of the Lord. ] seruant Moses.


CHAP. XV.


1. 20 Moses with the men and women sing prayses vnto God for their deliuerance. 23 The people murmure. 25 At the praier of Moses the bitter waters are sweete. 26 God teacheth the people obedience.

1 Then [Note: [a] Praising God for the ouerthrow of his enemies and their deliuerance. ] sang [Note: Wisd.10.20. ] Moses and the children of Israel this song vnto the Lord, and sayd in this maner, I will sing vnto the Lorde: for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and him that rode vpon him hath he ouerthrowen in the Sea.

2 The Lord is my strength and [Note: Or, the occasion of my song of prayse. ] praise, and he is become my saluation. He is my God, and I will [Note: [b] To worship him therein. ] prepare him a tabernacle. he is my fathers God, and I will exalt him.

3 The Lord is a [Note: [c] In battel he ouercommeth euer. ] man of warre, his [Note: [d] Euer constant in his promise. ] Name is Iehouah.

4 Pharaohs charets and his host hath he cast into the Sea: his chosen captaines also were drowned in the red Sea.

5 The depths haue couered them, they sanke to the bottome as a stone.

6 Thy [Note: Or, power. ] right hande, O Lorde, is glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lorde, hath brused the enemie.

7 And in thy great glorie thou hast ouerthrowen them that rose against [Note: [e] Those, that are enemies to Gods people, are his enemies. ] thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as the stubble.

8 And by the blast of thy nostrels the waters were gathered, the floods stoode still as an heape,

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the depthes congealed together in the [Note: Or, in the depth of the Sea. ] heart of the Sea.
9 The enemie sayd, I wil pursue, I wil ouertake them, I will deuide the spoyle, [Note: Ebr. my soule shall be filled. ] my lust shall bee satisfied vpon them, I will drawe my sworde, mine hand shall destroy them.

10 Thou blewest with thy winde, the Sea couered them, they sanke as leade in the mightie waters.

11 Who is like vnto thee, O Lord, among the [Note: [f] For so, oftentimes the Scripture calleth the mightie men of the world. ] Gods! who is like thee so glorious in holinesse, [Note: [g] Which oughtest to be praysed with all feare and reuerence. ] fearefull in prayses, doing wonders!

12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hande, the earth swallowed them.

13 Thou wilt by thy mercie cary this people, which thou deliueredst: thou wilt bring them in thy strength vnto thine holy [Note: [h] That is, into the land of Canaan: or into mount Zion. ] habitation.

14 The people shal heare and be afraide: sorow shal come vpon the inhabitants of Palestina.

15 Then the dukes of Edom shalbe amased, & trembling shall come vpon the great men of Moab: all the inhabitantes of Canaan shall waxe faint hearted.

16 [Note: Deut.2.25. iosh.2.9. ] Feare and dread shall fall vpon them: because of the [Note: Or, for the great power. ] greatnesse of thine arme, they shalbe stil as a stone, till thy people passe, O Lord: til this people passe, which thou hast purchased.

17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountaine of thine [Note: [i] Which was mount Zion, where afterward the Temple was built. ] inheritance, which is the place that thou hast prepared, O Lord, for to dwell in, euen the sanctuarie, O Lord, which thine hands shall establish.

18 The Lord shall reigne for euer and euer.

19 For Pharaohs horses went with his charets and horsemen into the Sea, and the Lorde brought the waters of the Sea vpon them: but the children of Israel went on drie land in the middes of the Sea.

20 And Miriam the prophetesse, sister of Aaron tooke a timbrell in her hande, and all the women came out after her with timbrels and [Note: [k] Signifying their great ioy, which custome ye Iewes obserued in certaine solemnities, Iud.11.34.& 21.21. but it ought not to be a cloke to couer our wanton daunces. ] daunces.

21 And Miriam [Note: [l] By singing the like song of thanksgiuing. ] answered the men, Sing yee vnto the Lord: for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath hee ouerthrowen in the Sea.

22 Then Moses brought Israel from the redde Sea, and they went out into the wildernesse of [Note: [m] Which was called Etham, Nom.33.8. ] Shur: and they went three dayes in the wildernesse, and found no waters.

23 And whe they came to Marah, they could not drinke of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of the place was called [Note: Or, bitternesse. ] Marah.

24 Then the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drinke?

25 And he cried vnto the Lord, and the Lord shewed him a [Note: Ecclu.38.5. ] tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were sweete: there he made them an ordinance and a law, and there [Note: [n] That is, God, or Moses in Gods name. ] he proued them,

26 And sayd, if thou wilt diligently hearken, O Israel, vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that, which is [Note: [o] Which is, to do that onely yt God commandeth. ] right in his sight, and wilt giue eare vnto his commaundementes, and keepe all his ordinances, then will I put none of these diseases vpon thee, which I brought vpon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

27 [Note: Nomb.33.9. ] And they came to Elim, where were

[Murmuring. Quailes. Manna.]



twelue fountaines of water, and seuentie [Note: Or, date trees. ] palme trees, and they camped thereby the waters.



CHAP. XVI.


1 The Israelites come to the desert of Sin, and murmure against Moses and Aaron. 13 The Lord sendeth quailes and Manna. 23 The Sabbath is sanctified vnto the Lord. 27 The seuenth day Manna could not be found. 32 It is kept for a remembrance to the posteritie.

1 Afterwarde all the Congregation of the children of Israel departed from Elim, and came to the wildernes of [Note: [a] This is the eight place wherein they had camped: there is an other place called Zin, which was the 33. place wherin they camped: and is also called Kadesh, Nom.33.36. ] Sin, (which is betweene Elim and Sinai) the fiftenth day of the second moneth after their departing out of ye land of Egypt.

2 And the whole Congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses & against Aaron in the wildernesse.

3 For the children of Israel sayde to them, Oh that we had dyed by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when wee sate by the flesh [Note: [b] So hard a thing it is to the flesh not to murmure against God when the belly is pinched. ] pots, when wee ate bread our bellies full: for yee haue brought vs out into this wildernesse, to kill this whole company with famine.

4 Then sayd the Lord vnto Moses, Behold, I wil cause bread to rayne from heauen to you, & the people shal goe out, and gather [Note: Ebr. the portion of a day in his day. ] that that is sufficient for euery [Note: [c] To signifie that they should paciently depend vpon Gods prouidence from day to day. ] day, that I may proue them, whether they wil walke in my Law or no.

5 But the sixt daye they shall prepare that, which they shal bring home, and it shalbe twise as much as they gather dayly.

6 Then Moses and Aaron sayde vnto all the children of Israel, At euen ye shal know, that the Lord brought you out of the land of Egypt:

7 And in the morning ye shall see the glorie of the Lorde: [Note: [d] He gaue them not Manna because they murmured, but for his promes sake. ] for he hath heard your grudgings against the Lorde: and what are we that ye haue murmured against vs?

8 Againe Moses sayd, At euen shal the Lord giue you flesh to eate, and in the morning your fil of bread: for the Lorde hath heard your murmurings, which ye murmure against him: for what are we? your murmurings are not against vs, but against the [Note: [e] He that contemneth Gods ministers, contemneth God himselfe. ] Lord.

9 And Moses sayd to Aaron, Say vnto all the Congregation of the children of Israel, Draw neere before the Lorde: for he hath heard your murmurings.

10 Now as Aaron spake vnto the whole Congregation of the children of Israel, they looked toward the wildernesse, and beholde, the glory of the Lord appeared [Note: Chap.13.21. ] in a cloude.

11 (For the Lorde had spoken vnto Moses, saying,

12 [Note: Ecclu.45.4. ] I haue heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: tell them therefore, & say, [Note: Or, in the twilight. ] At euen ye shal eate flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread, and ye shall knowe that I am the Lord your God)

13 And so at euen the [Note: Nomb.11.31. ] quailes came and couered the campe: and in the morning the dewe lay round about the hoste.

14 [Note: Nom.11.7. psal. 78.24. wis.16.20. ] And when the dewe that was fallen was ascended, beholde, a small round thing was vpon the face of the wildernes, small as the hoare frost on the earth.

15 And when the children of Israel sawe it, they sayde one to another, It is [Note: [f] Which signifieth a part, portion, or gift also meate prepared. ] MAN, for they wist not what it was. And Moses sayd vnto them, [Note: Iohn.6.31. 1.cor. 10.3. ] This is the breade which the Lorde hath giuen you to eate.

16 This is the thing which the Lorde hath [Page]

[Manna kept for the posteritie.]



commanded: gather of it euery man according to his eating [Note: [g] Which conteineth about a pottle of our measure. ] an Omer for [Note: Ebr. for an head. ] a man according to the number of your persons: euery man shall take for them which are in his tent.

17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some lesse.

18 And when they did measure it with an Omer, [Note: 2.Cor.8.15. ] hee that had gathered much, had nothing ouer, & he that had gathered litle, had no [Note: [h] God is a riche feeder of all, and none can iustly complaine. ] lacke: so euery man gathered according to his eating.

19 Moses then said vnto them, Let no man reserue thereof till morning.

20 Notwithstanding they obeyed not Moses: but some of them reserued of it till morning, and it was full of wormes, and [Note: [i] No creature is so pure but being abused, it turneth to our destruction. ] stanke: therefore Moses was angrie with them.

21 And they gathered it euery morning, euery man according to his eating: for when the heate of the sunne came, it was melted.

22 And the sixt day they gathered [Note: [k] Which portion should serue for the Sabbath and the day before. ] twise so much bread, two Omers for one man: then all the rulers of the Congregation came and told Moses.

23 And he answered them, This is that, which the Lord hath sayde, To morowe is the rest of the holy Sabbath vnto the Lorde: bake that to day which ye wil bake, and seethe that which ye wil seethe, and all that remaineth, lay it vp to be kept till the morning for you.

24 And they laied it vp till the morning, as Moses bade, and it stanke not, neyther was there any worme therein.

25 Then Moses sayde, Eate that to day: for to day is the Sabbath vnto the Lord: to day ye shall not [Note: [l] God tooke away the occasion from their labour, to signifie howe holy he would haue the Sabbath kept. ] finde it in the fielde.

26 Sixe dayes shall yee gather it, but in the seuenth day is the Sabbath: in it there shalbe none.

27 Notwithstanding, there [Note: [m] Their infidelity was so great that they did expressely against Gods commandement. ] went out some of the people in ye seuenth day for to gather, and they found none.

28 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses, Howe long refuse yee to keepe my commaundementes, and my lawes?

29 Beholde, howe the Lorde hath giuen you the Sabbath: therefore he giueth you the sixt day bread for two dayes: tary therefore euery man in his place: let no man goe out of his place the seuenth day.

30 So the people rested the seuenth day.

31 And the house of Israel called the name of it, MAN. and it was like [Note: [n] In forme and figure, but not in colour, Nom.11.7. ] to coriander seede, but white: and the taste of it was like vnto wafers made with hony.

32 And Moses said, This is that which the Lord hath commanded, Fill an Omer of it, to keepe it for your posteritie: that they may see the bread wherewith I haue fed you in wildernesse, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.

33 Moses also said to Aaron, Take a [Note: [o] Of this vessell read, Ebr.9.4. ] pot and put an Omer full of MAN therein, and set it before the Lord to be kept for your posteritie.

34 As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron laied it vp before the [Note: [p] That is, ye Arke of the couenant: to wit, after that the Arke was made. ] Testimonie to be kept.

35 And the children of Israel did eate MAN [Note: Iosh 5.12. nehe.9. 25. ] fourtie yeres, vntill they came vnto a land inhabited: they did eate MAN vntill they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.

36 The Omer is the tenth part of the [Note: [q] Which measure conteined about ten pottles. ] Ephah.


CHAP. XVII.


1 The Israelites come into Rephidim and grudge for water. 6 Water is giuen them out of the rocke. 11 Moses holdeth vp his handes, and they ouercome the Amalekites. 15 Moses buildeth an altar to the Lord.

[Ioshua discomfiteth Amalek.]




1 And all the Congregation of the children of Israel departed from the wildernesse of Sin, by their iourneyes at the [Note: Ebr. the mouth. ] commaundement of the Lord, and camped in [Note: [a] Moses here noteth not euery place, where they camped, as Nom. 33. but onely those places where some notable thing was done. ] Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drinke.

2 [Note: Nomb.20.4. ] Wherefore the people contended with Moses, and sayde, Giue vs water that we may drinke. And Moses sayde vnto them, Why contende yee with me? wherefore do ye [Note: [b] Why distrust you God? why loke you not for succour of him without murmuring against vs? ] tempt the Lord?

3 So the people thirsted there for water, & the people murmured against Moses, & said, Wherefore hast thou thus brought vs out of Egypt to kil vs and our children and our cattel with thirst?

4 And Moses cried to the Lorde, saying, What shal I do to this people? for they be almost ready to [Note: [c] How readie the people are for their owne matters to slay the true Prophets, and howe slowe they are to reuenge Gods cause against his enemies and false prophets. ] stone me.

5 And ye Lord answered to Moses, Goe before the people, and take with thee of the Elders of Israel: and thy rod, wherewith thou [Note: Chap.7.20. ] smotest the riuer, take in thine hand, and go:

6 [Note: Nom.20 9. wi.11. 4. psal.78.15. and 105.41. 1.cor.10.4. ] Behold, I will stand there before thee vpon the rocke in Horeb, and thou shalt smite on the rocke, and water shall come out of it, that the people may drinke. And Moses did so in the sight of the Elders of Israel.

7 And he called the name of the place, [Note: Or, Tentation. ] Massah and [Note: Or, strife. ] Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they had tempted the Lorde, saying, Is the [Note: [d] When in aduersitie wee thinke God to be absent, then we neglect his promes and make him a liar. ] Lorde among vs, or no?

8 [Note: Deut.25.17. wisd. 11.3. ] Then came [Note: [e] Who came of Eliphaz, sonne of Esau, Gen.36.12. ] Amalek and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

9 And Moses sayde to Ioshua, Chuse vs out men, and go fight with Amalek: to morowe I will stande on the toppe of the [Note: [f] That is, Horeb, which is also called Sinai. ] hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

10 So Ioshua did as Moses bad him, & fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur, went vp to the top of the hill.

11 And when Moses helde vp his hande, Israel preuailed: but when he let his hande [Note: [g] So that we see howe dangerous a thing it is to faint in prayer. ] downe, Amalek preuailed.

12 Nowe Moses handes were heauy: therefore they tooke a stone and put it vnder him, and hee sate vpon it: and Aaron and Hur stayed vp his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side: so his hands were steady vntill the going downe of the sunne.

13 And Ioshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 And the Lorde sayde to Moses, Write this for a remembrance [Note: [h] In the booke of the lawe. ] in the booke, and [Note: Ebr put it in the eares of Ioshua. ] rehearse it to Ioshua: for [Note: Nomb.24 20. 1.sam.15.3. ] I will vtterly put out the remembraunce of Amalek from vnder heauen.

15 (And Moses builte an altar and called the name of it, [Note: [i] That is, ye Lorde is my banner: as he declared by holding vp his rod and his hands. ] Iehouah-nissi)

16 Also he said, [Note: Ebr. the hand of the Lord vpon the throne. ] The Lord hath sworne, that he will haue warre with Amalek from generation to generation.


CHAP. XVIII.


1 Iethro commeth to see Moses his sonne in lawe. 8 Moses telleth him of the wonders of Egypt. 9 Iethro reioyceth and offereth sacrifices to God. 21 What maner of men officers and iudges ought to be. 24 Moses obeyeth Iethroes counsell in appoynting officers.

1 When Iethro the [Note: Chap.2.16. ] Priest of Midian Moses father in lawe heard all yt God had done

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[Iethro counselleth Moses to appoynt officers.]



for Moses, and for Israel his people, and howe the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt,
2 Then Iethro the father in lawe of Moses, tooke Zipporah Moses wife, (after he had [Note: [a] It may seeme that he sent her backe for a time to her father for her impaciencie, least she should be a let to his vocation, which was so dangerous, chap.4.25. ] sent her away)

3 And her two sonnes, (whereof the one was called [Note: Chap.2.22. ] Gershom: for he sayd, I haue bene an aliant in a strange land:

4 And the name of the other was Eliezer: for the God of my father, said he, was mine helpe, & deliuered me from the sword of Pharaoh)

5 And Iethro Moses father in law came with his two sonnes, and his wife vnto Moses into the wildernes, where he camped by ye [Note: [b] Horeb is called the mount of God, because God wrought many miracles there. So Peter calleth ye mout where Christ was transfigured, the holy mount: for by Christs presence it was holy for a time, 2.Pet.1.18. ] mout of God.

6 And he [Note: [c] That is, he sent messengers to say vnto him. ] said to Moses, I thy father in law Iethro am come to thee, and thy wife & her two sonnes with her.

7 And Moses went out to meete his father in law, and did obeisance and kissed him, and eche asked other of his [Note: Ebr. of peace. ] welfare: and they came into the tent.

8 Then Moses told his father in law all that the Lorde had done vnto Pharaoh, and to the Egyptians for Israels sake, and all the trauaile that had come vnto them by the way, and howe the Lord deliuered them.

9 And Iethro reioyced at all the goodnesse, which the Lord had shewed to Israel, and because he had deliuered them out of the hande of the Egyptians.

10 Therfore Iethro sayd, [Note: [d] Whereby it is euident that he worshipped the true God, & therefore Moses refused not to mary his daughter. ] Blessed be the Lord who hath deliuered you out of the hande of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh: who hath also deliuered the people from vnder the hand of the Egyptians.

11 Now I know that the Lord is greater then all the gods: [Note: Chap.1.10, 16, 22. and 5.7. and 14.8. ] for as they haue dealt proudly with them, so are they [Note: [e] For they that drowned the children of the Israelites, perished theselues by water. ] recompensed.

12 Then Iethro Moses father in lawe tooke burnt offerings and sacrifices to offer vnto God. And Aaron & all the Elders of Israel came to eat bread with Moses father in law [Note: [f] They ate in that place, where the sacrifice was offered for part was burnt, and the rest eaten. ] before God.

13 Now on the morow, when Moses sate to iudge the people, the people stoode about Moses from morning vnto euen.

14 And when Moses father in law saw all that he did to the people, he sayde, What is this that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thy selfe alone, and all the people stande about thee from morning vnto euen?

15 And Moses sayd vnto his father in law, Because the people come vnto me to seeke [Note: [g] That is, to know Gods will, and to haue iustice executed. ] God.

16 When they haue a matter, they come vnto me, and I iudge betweene one and another, and declare the ordinances of God, and his lawes.

17 But Moses father in law said vnto him, The thing which thou doest, is not well.

18 Thou both [Note: Ebr thou wilt fain: and fall. ] weariest thy selfe greatly, & this people that is with thee: for the thing is too heauie for thee: [Note: Deut.1.9. ] thou art not able to doe it thy selfe alone.

19 Heare nowe my [Note: Or, counsell. ] voyce, (I will giue thee counsell, and God shalbe with thee) be thou for the people to [Note: [h] Iudge thou in hard causes, which cannot be decided but by consulting with God ] Godwarde, and report thou the causes vnto God,

20 And admonish them of the ordinances, & of the lawes, & shew them the way, wherein they must walke, and the worke that they must do.

21 Moreouer, prouide thou among al the people [Note: [i] What maner of men ought to be chosen to beare office. ] men of courage, fearing God, men dealing

[Iethro counselleth Moses to appoynt officers. Moses obeyeth him.]



truely, hating couetousnesse: and appoynt such ouer them to be rulers ouer thousandes, rulers ouer hundreths, rulers ouer fifties, and rulers ouer tennes.

22 And let them iudge the people at all seasons: but euery great matter let them bring vnto thee, and let them iudge all small causes: so shall it be easier for thee, when they shal beare the burden with thee.

23 If thou do this thing, (& God so command thee) both thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shal also go quietly to their place.

24 So Moses [Note: [k] Godly counsel ought euer to be obeyed, though it come of our inferiors: for to such God oftentimes giueth wisedome to humble them that are exalted, & to declare that one meber hath neede of another. ] obeyed the voyce of his father in law, and did all that he had sayd:

25 And Moses chose men of courage out of all Israel, and made them heads ouer the people, rulers ouer thousandes, rulers ouer hundreths, rulers ouer fifties, and rulers ouer tennes.

26 And they iudged the people at all seasons, but they brought the hard causes vnto Moses: for they iudged all small matters themselues.

27 Afterward Moses [Note: [l] Read the occasion, Nom.10.29. ] let his father in law depart, and he went into his countrey.



CHAP. XIX.


1 The Israelites come to Sinai. 5 Israel is chosen from among all other nations. 8 The people promes to obey God. 12 He that toucheth the hell dyeth. 16 God appeareth vnto Moses vpon the mount in thunder and lightning.

1 In the [Note: [a] Which was in the beginning of ye moneth Siua, conteining part of May and part of Iune. ] third moneth, after the children of Israel were gone out of the lande of Egypt, the same [Note: [b] That they departed from Rephidim. ] day came they into the wildernes of Sinai.

2 For they departed from Rephidim, & came to the desart of Sinai, and camped in the wildernesse: euen there Israel camped before the mount.

3 [Note: Act.7.38. ] But Moses went vp vnto God, for ye Lord had called out of the mount vnto him, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of [Note: [c] God called Iaakob Israel: therfore the house of Iaakob & the people of Israel signifie only Gods people. ] Iaakob, and tell the children of Israel,

4 [Note: Deut.29.2. ] Ye haue seene what I did vnto the Egyptians, and how I caryed you vpon [Note: [d] For the egle by flying hie, is out of danger, and in carying her birds rather on her wings then in her talents declareth her loue. ] eagles wings, and haue brought you vnto me.

5 Now therefore [Note: Deut.5.2. ] if ye wil heare my voyce in deede, and keepe my couenant, then ye shalbe my chiefe treasure aboue all people, [Note: Deut.10.14. psal. 24.1. ] though all the earth be mine.

6 Yee shall be vnto mee also a kingdome of [Note: 1.Pet.2.9. reue. 1.6. ] Priestes, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speake vnto the children of Israel.

7 Moses then came & called for the Elders of the people, and proposed vnto them all these things, which the Lord commanded him.

8 And the people answered all together, and sayd, [Note: Chap.24.3. deut. 5.27. & 26.17. iosh.24.16. ] All that the Lord hath commaunded, we will doe. And Moses reported the wordes of the people vnto the Lord.

9 And the Lord sayd vnto Moses, Lo, I come vnto thee in a thicke cloude, that the people may heare, whiles I talke with thee, and that they may also beleeue thee for euer. (for Moses had tolde the wordes of the people vnto the Lord)

10 Moreouer, the Lord sayd vnto Moses, Goe to the people, and [Note: [e] Teach them to be pure in heart as they shew themselues outwardly cleane by washing. ] sanctifie them to day and to morow, and let them wash their clothes.

11 And let them be ready on the third day: for the thirde day the Lorde will come downe in the sight of all the people vpon mount Sinai:

12 And thou shalt set markes vnto the people rounde about, saying, Take heede to your selues [Page]

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that ye goe not vp the mount, nor touche the border of it: whosoeuer toucheth the [Note: Heb.12.20. ] mount, shall surely die.

13 No hand shall touche it, but he shalbe stoned to death, or striken through with darts: whether it be beast or man, he shal not liue: when the [Note: Or, trumpet. ] horne bloweth long, they shal come vp [Note: Or, toward. ] into the mountaine.

14 Then Moses went downe from ye mount vnto the people, and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes.

15 And he said vnto the people, Be ready on the third day, and come not at your [Note: [f] But giue your selues to prayer and abstinence, that you may at this time attend onely vpon the Lord, 1.Cor.7.5. ] wiues.

16 And the thirde day, when it was morning, there was thunders and lightnings, and a thicke cloude vpon the mount, and the sounde of the trumpet exceeding loude, so that all the people, that was in the campe, was afrayde.

17 Then Moses brought the people out of the tents to meete with God, and they stoode in the nether part of the mount.

18 [Note: Deut.4.11. ] And mount Sinai was all on smoke, because the Lorde came downe vpon it in fire, and the smoke therof ascended, as the smoke of a fornace, and all the mount [Note: [g] God vsed these feareful signes that his Law should be had in greater reuerence, & his maiestie the more feared. ] trembled exceedingly.

19 And when the sound of the trumpet blew long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by [Note: [h] He gaue autoritie to Moses by plaine words, that the people might vnderstand him. ] voyce.

20 (For the Lorde came downe vpon mount Sinai on the toppe of the mount) and when the Lord called Moses vp into the top of the mount, Moses went vp.

21 Then the Lord said vnto Moses, Go down, charge the people, that they breake not their boundes, to go vp to the Lord to gaze, least many of them perish.

22 And let the [Note: Or, rulers. ] Priestes also which come to the Lorde be sanctified, least the Lorde [Note: Or, breake out vpon them. ] destroy them.

23 And Moses sayde vnto the Lord, The people can not come vp into the mount Sinai: for thou hast charged vs, saying, Set markes on the mountaine, and sanctifie it.

24 And the Lord sayd vnto him, Go, get thee downe, and come vp, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the [Note: [i] Neither dignitie nor multitude haue authoritie to passe the boundes, that Gods word prescribeth. ] Priestes and the people breake their boundes to come vp vnto the Lord, least he destroy them.

25 So Moses went downe vnto the people, & tolde them.


CHAP. XX.


2 The commandements of the first table. 12 The commandements of the second. 18 The people afraide are comforted by Moses. 23 Gods of siluer and golde are againe forbidden. 24 Of what sort the altar ought to be.

1 Then God [Note: [a] When Moses & Aaron were gone vp, or had passed ye bounds of the people, God spake thus out of the mount Horeb, that al ye people heard. ] spake all these wordes, saying,

2 [Note: Deut.5.6. ps.81.10. ] I am the Lorde thy God, which haue brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of [Note: Or, seruants. ] bondage.

3 Thou shalt haue none other Gods [Note: [b] To whose eyes all things are ope. ] before me.

4 [Note: Leu.26. 1.psa.97.7. ] Thou shalt make thee no grauen image, neither any similitude of things that are in heauen aboue, neither that are in the earth beneath, nor that are in the waters vnder the earth.

5 Thou shalt not [Note: [c] By this outward gesture al kinde of seruice & worship to idols is forbidde ] bowe downe to them, neither serue them: for I am the Lord thy God, a [Note: [d] And wil be reueged of the coteners of mine honor ] ielous God, visiting the iniquitie of the fathers vpon the children, vpon the third generation and vpon the fourth of them that hate me:

[The tenne Commandements.]




6 And shewing mercie vnto [Note: [e] So ready is he rather to shewe mercie then to punish. ] thousandes to them that loue me, & keepe my commandemets.

7 [Note: Leuit.19.12. deu.5.11. mat.5.33, ] Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lorde thy God in [Note: [f] Either by swearing falsely or rashly by his Name, or by contemning it. ] vaine: for the Lorde will not hold him guiltles that taketh his Name in vayne.

8 Remember the Sabbath day, [Note: [g] Which is by meditating the spirituall rest, by hearing Gods word, & resting fro worldly trauailes. ] to keepe it holy.

9 [Note: Chap.23.12. ezek.20.12. ] Sixe dayes shalt thou labour, and doe all thy worke,

10 But the seuenth day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any worke, thou, nor thy sonne, nor thy daughter, thy man seruant, nor thy mayde, nor thy beast, nor thy stranger that is within thy [Note: Or, citie. ] gates.

11 [Note: Gen.2.2. ] For in sixe dayes the Lord made the heauen and the earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seuenth day: therefore the Lorde blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 [Note: Deut.5.16. mat.15.4. ephe.6.2. ] Honour thy [Note: [h] By the parents also is meant all that haue authoritie ouer vs. ] father and thy mother, that thy dayes may be prolonged vpon the land, which the Lord thy God giueth thee.

13 [Note: Mat.5.21. ] Thou shalt not [Note: [i] But loue and preserue thy brothers life. ] kill.

14 Thou shalt not [Note: [k] But be pure in heart, worde and deede. ] commit adulterie.

15 Thou shalt not [Note: [l] But studie to saue his goods. ] steale.

16 Thou shalt not beare false [Note: [m] But further his good name, and speake trueth. ] witnes against thy neighbour.

17 [Note: Rom.7.7. ] Thou shalt not [Note: [n] Thou mayst not so much as wish his hinderance in any thing. ] couet thy neighbours house, neither shalt thou couet thy neighbours wife, nor his man seruant, nor his mayde, nor his oxe, nor his asse, neyther any thing that is thy neighbours.

18 And all the people sawe the thunders, and the [Note: Ebr. firebrands. ] lightnings, & the sound of the trumpet, and the mountaine smoking & when the people saw it they fled and stoode afare off, [Note: Or, heard. ]

19 And sayde vnto Moses, [Note: Deut.5.24. & 18.16. heb.12.18. ] Talke thou with vs, and we will heare: but let not God talke with vs, lest we die.

20 Then Moses sayde vnto the people, Feare not: for God is come to [Note: [o] Whether you will obey his precepts as you promised, chap.19.8. ] proue you, & that his feare may be before you, that ye sinne not.

21 So the people stoode afarre off, but Moses drew neere vnto the darkenes where God was.

22 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses, Thus thou shalt say vnto the children of Israel, Ye haue seene that I haue talked with you from heauen.

23 Ye shall not make therefore with me gods of siluer, nor gods of golde: you shall make you none.

24 [Note: Chap.27.8. and 38.7. ] An altar of earth thou shalt make vnto me, and thereon shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and thy [Note: Leuit.3.1. ] peace offerings, thy sheepe, and thine oxen: in all places, where I shall put the remembrance of my Name, I will come vnto thee, and blesse thee.

25 [Note: Deut.27.5. iosh 8.31. ] But if thou wilt make mee an altar of stone, thou shalt not buylde it of hewen stones: for if thou lift vp thy toole vpon them, thou hast polluted [Note: Ebr. it, that is, the stone. ] them.

26 Neither shalt thou goe vp by steppes vnto mine altar, that thy [Note: [p] Which might be by his stouping, or flying abroad of his clothes. ] filthines be not discouered thereon.


CHAP. XXI.


Temporall and ciuill ordinances appoynted by God, touching seruitude, murthers, and wrongs: the obseruation whereof doeth not iustifie a man, but are giuen to bridle our corrupt nature, which els would breake out into all mischiefe and crueltie.

1 Now these are the lawes, which thou shalt set before them:

2 [Note: Leuit.25.39. deut.15.12. iere.34.14. ] If thou bye an Ebrewe seruant, he shall

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serue sixe yeres, and in the seuenth he shal go out free, [Note: [a] Paying no mony for his libertie. ] for nothing.
3 If he came [Note: [b] Not hauing wife nor children. ] himselfe alone, he shall goe out himselfe alone: if hee were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

4 If his master haue giuen him a wife, and she hath borne him sonnes or daughters, he wife and her children shalbe her [Note: [c] Till her time of seruitude was expired, which might be ye seuenth yeere or the fiftieth. ] masters, but he shall goe out himselfe alone.

5 But if the seruant saye thus, I loue my master, my wife and my children, I will not goe out free,

6 Then his master shall bring him vnto the [Note: Ebr.gods. ] Iudges, & set him to the [Note: [d] Where ye iudges sate. ] dore, or to the poste, and his master shall bore his eare through with a nawle, and he shall serue him for [Note: [e] That is, to the yeere of Iubile, which was euery fiftieth yere. ] euer.

7 Likewise if a man [Note: [f] Constrayned eyther by pouertie, or els to the intent that the master should mary her. ] sell his daughter to be a seruant, she shal not goe out as the men seruantes doe.

8 If shee please not her master, who hath betrothed her to him selfe, then shall [Note: [g] By giuing an other mony to buy her of him. ] hee cause to buy her: hee shall haue no power to sell her to a strange people, seeing he [Note: Or, defloured her. ] despised her.

9 But if he hath betrothed her vnto his sonne, he shal deale with her [Note: [h] That is, he shall giue her dowrie. ] according to the custome of the daughters.

10 If he take [Note: [i] For his sonne. ] him another wife, he shall not diminish her foode, her rayment, and recompence of her virginitie.

11 And if he do not these [Note: [k] Neither marry her himselfe, nor giue another money to buy her, nor bestowe her vpon his sonne. ] three vnto her, the shall she go out free, paying no money.

12 [Note: Leuit.24.17. ] He that smiteth a man, and he die, shal dye the death.

13 And if a man hath not layed wayte, but [Note: [l] Though a man be killed at vnwares, yet it is Gods prouidence that it should so be. ] God hath offered him into his hande, [Note: Deut.19.3. ] then I wil appoynt thee a place whither he shall flee.

14 But if a man come presumptuously vpon his neighbour to slay him with guile, thou shalt take him from mine [Note: [m] The holinesse of the place ought not to defende the murther. ] altar, that he may die.

15 Also hee that smiteth his father or his mother, shall die the death.

16 And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, if it be founde with him, shal die the death.

17 [Note: Leuit.20.5. prou.20.20. mat.15.4. mar.7.10. ] And hee that curseth his father or his mother, shall die the death.

18 When men also striue together, and one smite another with a [Note: [n] Either farre off him or neere. ] stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but lieth in bed,

19 If hee rise againe and walke without vpon his staffe, then shall he that smote him go [Note: [o] By the ciuill iustice. ] quite, saue onely hee shall beare his charges [Note: Or, losing of his time. ] for his resting, and shall pay for his healing.

20 And if a man smite his seruant, or his maide with a rod, and he die vnder his hande, he shalbe surely punished.

21 But if he continue a day, or two dayes, hee shall not [Note: [p] By the ciuill magistrate, but before God he is a murtherer. ] be punished: for he is his money.

22 Also if men striue and hurt a woman with childe, so that her childe depart from her, and [Note: [q] Of the mother or childe. ] death followe not, hee shall bee surely punished according as the womans husbande shall appoynt him, or he shall pay as the [Note: Or, arbiters. ] Iudges determine.

23 But if death followe, then thou shalt paye life for life,

24 [Note: Leuit.24.20. deut. 19.21. mat.5.38. ] [Note: [r] The execution of this lawe only belonged to the magistrate, mat. 5.38. ] Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hande for hand, foote for foote,

25 Burning for burning, wound for wounde, stripe for stripe.

26 And if a man smite his seruant in the eie,

[The Iudicials.]



or his maide in the eye, and hath perished it, hee shall let him goe free for his eye.

27 Also if he smite [Note: [s] So God reuegeth crueltie in most least things. ] out his seruants tooth, or his maides tooth, he shall let him goe out free for his tooth.

28 If an oxe gore a man or a woman, that he die, the [Note: Gene.9.5. ] oxe shalbe [Note: [t] If the beast be punished, much more shall the murtherer. ] stoned to death, and his flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the oxe shall goe quite.

29 If the oxe were wont to push in times past, and it hath bene [Note: Or, testified to his. ] tolde his master, and hee hath not kept him, and after he killeth a man or a woman, the oxe shall be stoned, and his owner shall die also.

30 If there be set to him a [Note: [u] By the next of the kinred of him that is so slaine. ] summe of mony, then he shal pay the raunsome of his life, whatsoeuer shalbe laied vpon him.

31 Whether he hath gored a sonne or gored a daughter, he shalbe iudged after the same maner.

32 If the oxe gore a seruant or a mayde, hee shal giue vnto their master thirtie [Note: [x] Reade Gene. 23.15. ] shekels of siluer, and the oxe shalbe stoned.

33 And when a man shall open a well, or when he shall dig a pit and couer it not, and an oxe or an asse fall therein,

34 The owner of the pit shall [Note: [y] This lawe forbiddeth not onely not to hurt, but to beware least any be hurt. ] make it good, and giue money to the owners thereof, but the dead beast shalbe his.

35 And if a mans oxe hurt his neighbours oxe that he die, then they shal sel the liue oxe, & deuide the money thereof, and the dead oxe also they shall deuide.

36 Or if it bee knowen that the oxe hath vsed to push in times past, & his master hath not kept him, he shal pay oxe for oxe, but the dead shall be his owne.



CHAP. XXII.


1 Of theft. 5 Damage. 7 Lending. 14 Borowing. 16 Intising of maides. 18 Witchcraft. 20 Idolatrie. 21 Support of strangers, widowes, and fatherlesse. 25 Vsurie. 28 Reuerence to Magistrates.

1 If a man steale an [Note: [a] Either great beast of the heard, or a small beast of the flocke. ] oxe or a sheepe, and kill it or sell it, he shal restore fiue oxen for the oxe, [Note: 2.Sam.11.6. ] & foure sheepe for the sheepe.

2 If a thiefe bee founde [Note: [b] Breaking an house to enter in, or vndermining. ] breaking vp, and be smitten that he dye, no blood shall be shed for him.

3 But if it be [Note: Ebr. when the sunne riseth vpon him. ] in the day light, [Note: [c] He shalbe put to death, that killeth him. ] blood shall be shed for him: for he should make full restitution: if he had not wherewith, then shoulde he bee solde for his theft.

4 If the theft bee founde [Note: Ebr. in his hand. ] with him, aliue, (whether it be oxe, asse, or sheepe) he shal restore the double.

5 If a man doe hurt fielde, or vineyarde, and put in his beast to feed in an other mans fielde, he shall recompence of the best of his owne fielde, and of the best of his owne vineyard.

6 If fire breake out, and catche in ye thornes, and the stackes of corne, or the standing corne, or the fielde be consumed, he that kindled the fire shall make full restitution.

7 If a man deliuer his neighbour money or stuffe to keepe, and it be stollen out of his house, if the thiefe be found, he shall pay the double.

8 If the thiefe be not founde, then the master of the house shalbe brought vnto the [Note: Ebr. gods. ] Iudges to sweare, whether he hath [Note: [d] That is, whether he hath stolen. ] put his hande vnto his neighbours good, or no.

9 In all maner of trespasse, whether it bee for [Page]

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oxen, for asse, for sheepe, for raiment, or for any maner of lost thing, which an other chalengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shal come before the iudges, and whom the Iudges condemne, he shall pay the double vnto his neighbour.

10 If a man deliuer vnto his neighbour to keepe asse, or oxe, or sheepe, or any beast, and it die, or be [Note: Ebr. broken. ] hurt, or taken away by enemies, and no man see it,

11 [Note: [e] They shoulde sweare by the Name of ye Lord. ] An oth of the Lord shalbe betweene the twaine, that hee hath not put his hande vnto his neighbours good, and the owner of it shall take the othe, and he shall not make it good:

12 [Note: Gene.31.39. ] But if it be stollen fro him, he shal make restitution vnto the owner thereof.

13 If it be torne in pieces, he shall bring [Note: [f] He shall shewe some part of the beast, or bring in witnesses. ] recorde, and shall not make that good, which is deuoured.

14 And if a man borow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or els die, the owner thereof not being by, he shal surely make it good.

15 If the owner thereof bee by, hee shall not make it good: for if it be an hired thing, it [Note: [g] He that hired it shalbe free by paying the hire. ] came for his hire.

16 [Note: Deut.22.28. ] And if a man entise a maide that is not betrothed, and lie with her, hee shall endowe her, and take her to his wife.

17 If her father refuse to giue her to him, hee shal pay money, according to ye dowry of virgins.

18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to liue.

19 Whosoeuer lieth with a beast, shall dye the death.

20 [Note: Deu.13.13,14, 15. 1.mac.2.24. ] Hee that offereth vnto any gods, saue vnto the Lord onely, shalbe slaine.

21 [Note: Leuit.19.33. ] Moreouer, thou shalt not do iniurie to a stranger, neither oppresse him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22 [Note: Zech.7.10. ] Ye shall not trouble any widowe, nor fatherlesse childe.

23 If thou vexe or trouble such, and so he call and cry vnto me, I will surely heare his cry.

24 Then shal my wrath be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your [Note: [h] The iust plague of God vpon the oppressers. ] wiues shall be widowes, and your children fatherlesse.

25 [Note: Leuit.25.37. deut. 23.19. psal.15.5. ] If thou lende money to my people, that is, to the poore with thee, thou shalt not bee as an vsurer vnto him: yee shall not oppresse him with vsurie.

26 If thou take thy neighbours rayment to pledge, thou shalt restore it vnto him before the sunne go downe:

27 For that is his couering only, and this is his garment for his skin: wherin shal he sleepe? therefore when he [Note: [i] For colde and necessitie. ] crieth vnto mee, I will heare him: for I am mercifull.

28 [Note: Act.23 5. ] Thou shalt not raile vpon the Iudges, neither speake euil of the ruler of thy people.

29 Thine [Note: [k] Thine abundance of thy corne, oyle, and wine. ] abundance and thy licour shalt thou not keepe backe. [Note: Chap.13.2. and 34.19. ] The first borne of thy sonnes shalt thou giue me.

30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen & with thy sheepe: seuen dayes it shall bee with his damme, and the eight day thou shalt giue it me.

31 Ye shalbe an holy people vnto me, [Note: Leuit.22.8. ezek. 44.31. ] neither shall ye eate any flesh that is torne of beastes in the fielde: ye shall cast it [Note: [l] And so haue nothing to do with it. ] to the dogge.


CHAP. XXIII.


2 Not to followe the multitude. 13 Not to make mention of the strange gods. 14 The three solemne feastes. 20. 23 The Angel is promised to leade the people. 25 What God promiseth, if they obey him. 29 God will cast out the Canaanites by litle and litle, and why.

[Three solemne feastes.]




1 Thou shalt not [Note: Or, report a false tale. ] receiue a false tale, neyther shalt thou put thine hande with the wicked, to be a [Note: Or, cruell. ] false witnes.

2 Thou shalt not followe a multitude to do euil, neither [Note: Ebr. answere. ] agree in a controuersie [Note: [a] Doe that which is godly though fewe do fauour it. ] to decline after many and ouerthrowe the trueth.

3 Thou shalt not esteeme a poore man in his cause.

4 If thou meete thine enemies oxe, or his asse going astray, thou shalt [Note: [b] If we be bound to do good to our enemies beast, much more to our enemie himselfe, Matth.5.44. ] bring him to him againe.

5 If thou see thine enemies [Note: [c] If God comand to helpe vp our enemies asse vnder his burden, will he suffer vs to cast downe our brethren with heauy burdens? ] asse lying vnder his burden, wilt thou cease to helpe him? thou shalt helpe him vp againe with it.

6 Thou shalt not ouerthrowe the right of thy poore in his sute.

7 Thou shalt keepe thee farre fro a false matter, [Note: Dan.13.35. ] and shalt not slaye the [Note: [d] Whether thou be magistrate or art commanded by the magistrate. ] innocent and the righteous: for I will not iustifie a wicked man.

8 [Note: Deut.16.19. eccle. 20.28. ] Thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the [Note: Ebr. seeing. ] wise, and peruerteth the wordes of the righteous.

9 Thou shalt not oppresse a stranger: for ye knowe the [Note: [e] For in that that he is a stranger, his heart is sorowfull inough. ] heart of a stranger, seeing yee were strangers in the land of Egypt.

10 [Note: Leuit.25.3.& 26. 43. deut.15.1. ] Moreouer, sixe yeres thou shalt sowe thy land, and gather the fruites thereof,

11 But the seuenth yeere thou shalt let it rest and lie still, that the poore of thy people may eat, and what they leaue, the beastes of the fielde shal eate. In like maner thou shalt doe with thy vineyard, and with thine oliue trees.

12 [Note: Chap.20.8. deut. 5.13. ] Sixe dayes thou shalt do thy worke, and in the seuenth day thou shalt rest, that thine oxe, and thine asse may rest, and the sonne of thy maide and the stranger may be refreshed.

13 And ye shall take heede to all things that I haue sayde vnto you: and ye shall make [Note: [f] Neither by swearing by them, nor speaking of them, Psa.16. 4. ephe.5.3. ] no mention of the name of other gods, neither shal it be heard out of thy mouth.

14 Three times thou shalt keepe a feast vnto me in the yeere.

15 Thou [Note: Chap.13.3. & 34. 18. ] shalt keepe the feast of [Note: [g] That is, Easter, in remembrance that the Angel passed ouer and spared the Israelites, when he slew the first borne of the Egyptians. ] vnleauened bread: thou shalt eate vnleauened bread seue dayes, as I commaunded thee, in the season of the moneth of Abib: for in it thou camest out of Egypt: and [Note: Deut.16.16. ecclu.53.4. ] none shall appeare before me emptie:

16 The [Note: [h] Which is, Whitsontide, in token yt the Law was giue 50.daies after they departed from Egypt. ] feast also of the haruest of the first fruites of thy labours, which thou hast sowen in the fielde: and the [Note: [i] This is the feast of tabernacles, signifying that they dwelled 40.yeere vnder the tents or the tabernacles, in wildernesse. ] feast of gathering fruites in the ende of the yere, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the fielde.

17 These three times in the yeere shall all thy men children appeare before the Lord Iehouah.

18 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with [Note: [k] No leauened bread shalbe then in thine house. ] leauened bread: neyther shall the fatte of my sacrifice remayne vntill the morning.

19 [Note: Chap.34.26. deut. 14.22. ] The first of the first fruites of thy lande thou shalt bring into the house of the Lorde thy God: yet shalt thou not seeth a kid in his [Note: [l] Meaning, that no fruites shoulde be taken before iust time: & hereby are brideled al cruel & wanton appetites, ] mothers milke.

20 [Note: Chap.33.2. deut. 7.21. ] Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keepe thee in the way, and to bring thee to the place which I haue prepared.

21 Beware of him, and heare his voyce, and prouoke him not: for he will not spare your misdeedes, because my [Note: [m] I will giue him mine authoritie, & he shall gouerne you in my name. ] name is in him.


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22 But if thou hearken vnto his voyce, & do all yt I speake, the I wil be an enemie vnto thine enemies, and will afflict them that afflict thee.

23 For mine Angel [Note: Chap.33.2. deut.7.21. ioshua.24.11. ] shall go before thee, & bring thee vnto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hiuites, and the Iebusites, and I will destroy them.

24 Thou shalt not bow downe to their gods, neither serue them, nor doe after the workes of them: but [Note: Deut.7.25. ] [Note: [n] God commandeth his not only not to worship idoles, but to destroy them. ] vtterly ouerthrowe them, and breake in pieces their images.

25 For ye shall serue the Lord your God, and he shall blesse thy [Note: [o] That is, all things necessarie for this present life. ] bread and thy water, & I will take all sickenes away from the middes of thee.

26 [Note: Deut.7.14. ] There shall none cast their fruite nor be baren in thy lande: the number of thy dayes will I fulfill.

27 I will send my [Note: [p] I will make them afraide at thy comming, and sende mine Angell to destroy them, as Chap.33.2. ] feare before thee, & will destroy all the people among whome thou shalt go: and I will make all thine enemies turne their backes vnto thee:

28 And I will sende [Note: Iosh.24.12. ] hornets before thee, which shal driue out the Hiuites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from thy face.

29 I will not cast them out from thy face in one yeere, least the land grow to a wildernes: & the beasts of the field multiplie against thee.

30 By litle and litle I will driue them out from thy face, vntill thou increase, and inherite the lande.

31 And I will make thy coastes from the red sea vnto the sea [Note: [q] Called the sea of Syria. ] of the Philistims, and from the [Note: [r] Of Arabia called deserta. ] desert vnto the [Note: [s] To wit, Euphrates. ] Riuer: for I will deliuer the inhabitants of the lande into your hande, and thou shalt driue them out from thy face.

32 [Note: Chap.34.15. deut.7.2. ] Thou shalt make no couenant with them, nor with their gods:

33 Neither shall they dwell in thy lande, least they make thee sinne against me: for if thou serue their gods, surely it shall be thy [Note: Ebr.offence, or snare. ] [Note: Deu.7.16. and Iosh.23.13. ] destruction.


CHAP. XXIIII.


3 The people promes to obey God. 4 Moses writeth the ciuill lawes. 9. 13 Moses returneth into the mountaine. 14 Aaron and Hur haue the charge of the people. 18 Moses was fourtie dayes and fourtie nightes in the mountaine.

1 Nowe he had [Note: [a] When he called him vp to the mountaine to giue him the lawes, beginning at the 20.chap. hitherto. ] said vnto Moses, Come vp to the Lorde, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seuentie of the Elders of Israel, and yee shall worship a farre off.

2 And Moses himselfe alone shal come nere to the Lord, but they shall not come neere, neither shall the people goe vp with him.

3 [Note: [b] When he had receiued these lawes in mount Sinai. ] Afterwarde Moses came and told the people all the wordes of the Lorde, and all the [Note: Ebr.iudgements. ] lawes: and all the people answered with one voyce, and said, [Note: Chap.19.8. ] All the things which the Lorde hath said, will we doe.

4 And Moses wrote all the wordes of the Lord, and rose vp early, and set vp an [Note: Chap.20.24. ] altar [Note: Or, at the foote of the mountaine. ] vnder the mountaine, and twelue pillars according to the twelue tribes of Israel.

5 And he sent young [Note: [c] For as yet the priesthoode was not giuen to Leui. ] men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offrings of bieues, and sacrificed peace offrings vnto the Lorde.

6 Then Moses tooke halfe of the blood, and put it in basens, and halfe of the blood he sprinckled on the altar.

7 After he tooke the [Note: Or, of the booke of the Lawe. ] booke of the couenant, and read it in the audience of the people:

[Moses and the Elders see God.]



who said, All that the Lord hath said, we will do, and be obedient.

8 Then Moses tooke the [Note: 1.Pet.1.3. heb 9.20. ] blood, & sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold, the [Note: [d] Which blood signifieth that the couenant broken can not be satisfied without bloodsheading. ] blood of the couenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these things.

9 Then went vp Moses & Aaron, Nadab, & Abihu, and seuentie of the Elders of Israel.

10 And they [Note: [e] As perfectly as their infirmities coulde beholde his maiestie. ] saw the God of Israel, and vnder his feete was as it were a [Note: Ebr. bricke worke. ] worke of a Saphir stone, and as the very heauen when it is cleare.

11 And vpon the nobles of the children of Israel he [Note: [f] He made them not afraide, not punished them. ] laide not his hande: also they sawe God, and [Note: [g] That is, reioyced. ] did eate and drinke.

12 And the Lord [Note: [h] The seconde time. ] said vnto Moses, Come vp to me into the mountaine, and be there, and I will giue thee [Note: [i] Signifying the hardenesse of our heartes, except God doe write his lawes therein by his Spirit, Ierem.31.33. ezek.11.19. 2.corin.3.3. hebr.8.10. and .10.16. ] tables of stone, and the law and the commandement, which I haue written, for to teach [Note: [k] To wit, the people. ] them.

13 Then Moses rose vp, and his minister Ioshua, and Moses went vp into the mountaine of God,

14 And said vnto the Elders, Tary vs here, vntill we come againe vnto you: and beholde, Aaron, and Hur are with you: whosoeuer hath any matters, let him come to them.

15 Then Moses went vp to the mount, and the cloude couered the mountaine,

16 And the glorie of the Lorde abode vpon mount Sinai, and the cloude couered [Note: Or, him. ] it sixe dayes: and the seuenth day he called vnto Moses out of the middes of the cloude.

17 And the sight of the glorie of the Lorde was like [Note: [l] The Lorde appeareth like deuouring fire to carnall men: but to them that he draweth with his spirite, he is like pleasant Saphir. ] consuming fire on the top of the moutaine, in the eyes of the children of Israel.

18 And Moses entred into the middes of the cloude, and went vp to the mountaine: and Moses was in the [Note: Chap.34.28. deut.9.9. ] mount fourtie dayes and fourty nightes.


CHAP. XXV.


2 The voluntarie giftes for the making of the Tabernacle. 10 The forme of the Arke. 17 The Mercie seate. 23 The Table. 31 The Candlesticke. 40 All must be done according to the paterne.

1 Then the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 [Note: [a] After the moral and iudiciall lawe he giueth them the ceremoniall law, that nothing should be left to mans inuention. ] Speake vnto the children of Israel, that they receiue an offring for me: of [Note: Chap.35.5. ] euery man, whose heart giueth it freely, ye shall take the offring for me.

3 And this is the offring which ye shal [Note: [b] For the building and vse of the Tabernacle. ] take of them, golde, and siluer, and brasse,

4 [Note: Or, yelowe. ] And blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine linnen, and goates heare,

5 And rammes skinnes coloured red, and the skinnes of badgers, and the wood [Note: [c] Which is thought to be a kinde of Cedar, which will not rotte. ] Shittim,

6 Oyle for the light, spices for [Note: [d] Ordeined for the Priestes. ] anoynting oyle, and for the perfume of sweete sauour,

7 Onix stones, and stones to be set in the [Note: Chap.28.4. ] Ephod, and in the [Note: Chap.28.15. ] brest plate.

8 Also they shall make me a [Note: [e] A place both to offer sacrifice and to heare the Lawe. ] Sanctuarie, that I may dwell among them.

9 According to all that I shewe thee, euen so shall ye make the forme of the Tabernacle, and the facion of all the instruments thereof.

10 They shall make also an [Note: Chap.37.1. ] Arke of Shittim wood, two cubites and an halfe long, and a cubite and an halfe broade, and a cubite and an halfe hie.

11 And thou shalt ouerlay it with pure golde: within and without shalt thou ouerlay it, & shalt [Page]

[The Arke and Mercieseate.]



make vpon it a [Note: Or, a circle and a border. ] crowne of golde rounde about.

12 And thou shalt cast foure rings of golde for it, and put them in the foure [Note: Or, feete. ] corners thereof: that is, two rings shalbe on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side thereof.

13 And thou shalt make barres of Shittim wood, and couer them with golde.

14 Then thou shalt put the barres in the rings by the sides of the Arke, to beare the Arke with them.
[Note: [Subnote: THE ARKE OF THE TESTIMONIE.]

A B The length, two cubites and an halfe.

B C The breadth a cubite and an halfe.

A D The height a cubite and an halfe.

E The golden crowne aboue the Arke.

F The foure rings of golde in the foure corners.

G The barres couered with golde to put through the rings to carie the Arke.

H The inner part of the Arke where the Testimonie was put.

]
15 The barres shalbe in the rings of the Arke: they shall not be taken away from it.

16 So thou shalt put in the Arke the [Note: [f] The stone tables, the rodde of Aaron and Manna, which were a testimonie of Gods presence. ] Testimonie which I shall giue thee.

17 Also thou shalt make a [Note: Or, couering: or, propitiatorie. ] [Note: [g] There God appeared mercifully vnto them: and this was a figure of Christ. ] Mercie seate of pure golde, two cubites and an halfe long, and a cubite and an halfe broade.
[Note: [Subnote: THE PROPITIATORIE, OR MERCIE SEATE.]

I The propitiatorie which is the couering of the Arke of the Testimonie, set apart in this edition, for plainnesse.

K The place whence issued the oracle & answere, from aboue the Propitiatorie, and from betweene the wings of the Cherubims.

]
18 And thou shalt make two Cherubims of golde: of worke beaten out wt the hammer shalt thou make the at ye two endes of the Merciseate.

19 And the one Cherub shalt thou make at the one ende, and the other Cherub at the other ende: of the matter of the Mercieseate shall ye make the Cherubims, on the two endes thereof.

20 And the Cherubims shall stretche their winges on hie, couering the Mercie seate with their winges, and their faces one to another: to the Mercie seate warde shal the faces of the Cherubims be.

21 And thou shalt put the Mercieseate aboue vpon the Arke, and in the Arke thou shalt put the Testimonie, which I will giue thee,

22 And there I will [Note: Or, will appoint with thee. ] declare my selfe vnto

[The Table of shew bread. The candlesticke.]



thee, & from aboue ye Mercieseate [Note: Nomb.7.89. ] betweene ye two Cherubims, which are vpon ye Arke of ye Testimonie, I wil tel thee al things which I wil giue thee in comandement vnto ye children of Israel.
[Note: [Subnote: THE TABLE OF THE SHEWE BREAD.]

A B The height a cubite and an halfe.

B C The length two cubites.

C D The breadth a cubite.

E A crowne of golde aboue and beneath separated the one from the other by a border of an hand bredth thicke, which declareth that the Table was an hande breadth thicke.

F The foure rings.

G The barres to carie the Table, which were put through the rings.

H Dishes wherein the shewe bread was put.

I The twelue cakes or loaues called the shewe bread.

K The goblets or couerings, The incense cuppes.

]
23 [Note: Chap.37.10. ] Thou shalt also make a Table of Shittim wood, of two cubites long, and one cubite broade, and a cubite and an halfe hie:

24 And thou shalt couer it with pure gold, & make thereto a crowne of golde round about.

25 Thou shalt also make vnto it a border of [Note: Or, an hands broade. ] foure fingers roud about and thou shalt make a golden crowne round about the border thereof.

26 After, thou shalt make for it foure ringes of golde, and shalt put the rings in the foure corners that are in the foure feete thereof:

27 Ouer against the border shall the rings be for places for barres, to beare the Table.

28 And thou shalt make the barres of Shittim wood, and shalt ouerlay them with golde, that the Table may be borne with them.

29 Thou shalt make also [Note: [h] To settle bread vpon. ] dishes for it, and incense cuppes for it, and couerings for it, & goblets, wherewith it shall be couered, euen of fine golde shalt thou make them.

30 And thou shalt set vpon the Table shewe bread before me continually.
[Note: [Subnote: THE CANDLESTICKE.]

Because the facion of the Candlesticke is so plaine and euident, it needeth not to describe the particular partes thereof according to the order of letters. Only whereas it is sayde in the 34.verse, that there shall bee foure boules or cuppes in the Candlesticke, it must be vnderstand of the shaft or shanke: for there are but three for euery one of the other branches.

Also the knoppes of the candlesticke are those which are vnder the branches as they issue out of the shafte on either side.

]

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[The three couerings for the Tabernacle.]




31 [Note: Chap.37.17. ] Also thou shalt make a Candlesticke of pure golde: of [Note: [i] It shall not be molten, but beaten out of the lumpe of golde with the hammer. ] worke beaten out with the hammer shall the Candlesticke be made, his shaft, & his branches, his boules, his knops: and his floures shalbe of the same.

32 Six braunches also shall come out of the sides of it: three branches of the Candlesticke out of the one side of it, & three branches of the Candlesticke out of the other side of it.

33 Three boules like vnto almondes, one knop and one floure in one braunch: and three boules like almondes in the other branch, one knop and one floure: so throughout the sixe branches that come out of the Candlesticke.

34 And in the shaft of the Candlesticke shalbe foure boules like vnto almondes, his knops & his floures.

35 And there shalbe a knop vnder two branches made thereof: and a knop vnder two branches made thereof: and a knop vnder two branches made thereof, according to the sixe branches comming out of the Candlesticke.

36 Their knops and their branches shall bee thereof. all this shalbe one beaten worke of pure golde.

37 And thou shalt make the seuen lampes thereof: and the lampes thereof shalt thou put theron, to giue light toward that that is before it.

38 Also the snuffers and snuffedishes thereof shalbe of pure golde.

39 Of a [Note: [k] This was the talent weight of the temple, & waited 120.pound. ] talent of fine gold shalt thou make it with all these instruments.

40 [Note: Ebr.8.5. act.7.44. ] Looke therefore that thou make them after their facion, that was shewed thee in the mountaine.


CHAP. XXVI.


1 The forme of the tabernacle and the appertinaunces. 33 The place of the Arke, of the Mercieseate, of the Table, and of the Candlesticke.

1 Afterwarde thou shalt make the Tabernacle with tenne curtaines of fine twined linen, and blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet: and in them thou shalt make Cherubims of [Note: [a] That is, of most cunning or fine worke. ] broydered worke.
[Note: [Subnote: THE FIRST COVERING OF THE TABERNACLE]

A B C D The ten curtaines, which were eight and twentie cubites long of Cherubim worke.

A E The bredth of a curtaine was foure cubites, and so the tenne were fourtie cubites broade.

F G Two curtaines and an halfe: so that the whole laide together declareth that the tabernacle was thirtie cubites long and twelue broade.

F H Taches or hookes to tie the curtaines together.

]
2 The length of one curtaine shalbe eight and twentie cubites, and the bredth of one curtaine, foure cubites: euery one of the curtaines shall

[The three couerings for the Tabernacle.]



haue one measure.

3 Fiue curtaines shalbe coupled one to an other: and the other fiue curtaines shall be coupled one to another.

4 And thou shalt make stringes of blew silke vpon the edge of the one curtaine, which is in the seluedge [Note: [b] On the side that the curtains might be tyed together. ] of the coupling: and likewise shalt thou make in the edge of the other curtaine in the seluedge, in the second coupling.

5 Fiftie strings shalt thou make in one curtaine, and fiftie stringes shalt thou make in the edge of the curtaine, which is in the [Note: [c] In tying together both the sides. ] second coupling: ye stringes shalbe one right against another.

6 Thou shalt make also fiftie [Note: Or, hookes. ] taches of gold, and couple the curtaines one to another with the taches, and it shalbe one [Note: Or, partition. ] tabernacle.
[Note: [Subnote: THE CVRTAINES OF GOATES HEARE.]These eleuen curtaines of goates heare were put aboue the other ten, A. and the eleueth hanged before the entrie of the Tabernacle, looke B. These also were 30. cubites long, & the other but eight and twentie, & therefore on the Southside they were a cubite longer then the other, looke C. And also an other on the North side, that the boardes might be couered, F. ]
7 Also thou shalt make curtaines of goates heare, to be a [Note: [d] Least raine and weather should marre it. ] couering vpon the Tabernacle: thou shalt make them to the number of eleuen curtaines.

8 The length of a curtaine shall be thirtie cubites, and the breadth of a curtaine foure cubites: the eleuen curtaines shalbe of one measure.

9 And thou shalt couple fiue curtaynes by themselues, and the sixe curtaines by themselues: but thou shalt double the [Note: [e] That is, fiue on the one side, and fiue on the other, and the sixt should hang ouer the dore of the Tabernacle. ] sixt curtaine vpon the forefront of the couering.

10 And thou shalt make fifty stringes in the edge of one curtayne, in the seluedge of the coupling, and fifty stringes in the edge of the other curtaine in the second coupling.

11 Likewise thou shalt make fifty [Note: Or, hookes. ] taches of brasse, & fasten them on the strings, & shalt couple the couering together, that it may be one.

12 And the [Note: [f] For these curtaines were two cubites longer then the curtaines of the Tabernacle: so that they were sider by a cubite on both sides. ] remnant yt resteth in ye curtaines of the couering, euen the halfe curtaine yt resteth, shalbe left at the backeside of the Tabernacle,

13 That the cubite on the one side, & the cubite on the other side of that which is left in the legth of the curtaines of ye couering, may remaine on either side of the Tabernacle to couer it.

14 Moreouer, for that couering thou shalt make a [Note: [g] To be put vpon the couering that was made of goates heare. ] couering of rammes skinnes died red, and a couering [Note: [h] This was the third couering for the Tabernacle. ] of badgers skinnes aboue.

15 Also thou shalt make boards for the Tabernacle of Shittim wood to stand vp.
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[Boardes for the Tabernacle.]




16 Ten cubites shalbe the length of a boarde, and a cubite and an halfe cubite the breadth of one boarde.

17 Two tenons shalbe in one boarde set in order as the feete of a ladder, one against an other: thus shalt thou make for all the boardes of the Tabernacle.
[Note: [Subnote: THE TABERNACLE.]

A Twetie boards on the Southside, and as many on the-North-side, which were of 10. cubites in length, that is from E. to E. The breadth of eche was a cubit & halfe, by reason whereof, all ioyned together, made 30. cubites which was the length of the Tabernacle. Iosephus writeth that eche boarde was an handfull thicke.

B The nether part of the boards which was cut into two tenons.

C The two mortaises, for ech tenon one, wrought in two pieces apart, whereinto when the boards were put, they receiued the tenons, & held the boardes vp.

D D D D D Signifie fiue barres to hold the boardes in order: foure paßed without the boardes, through ringes: the middlemost went through the thicknesse of the boardes, wherein holes were made therefore.

E E Two ringes, one at the vpper part, and another at the nether part of the boardes, which ioyned the sides of the Tabernacle, and the boardes of the West end together.

F F Ringes wherethrough the barres passed.

G H A vaile hanging on 4. pillers, and wrought of Cherubims, which did separate the holy place, from the most holy.

I The most holy place.

K The holy place, wherein on the Southside the, candlesticke was placed, and on the Northside against it, the Table of shewe bread.

L Eight boardes that close vp the Tabernacle on the West ende, which was the vppermost ende of the place.

M A hanging or vaile, which was at the entrie of the Tabernacle, being at the east ende which was fastened to hang at 5 pillers.

]
18 And thou shalt make boardes for the Tabernacle, euen twenty boardes on the South side, euen full South.

19 And thou shalt make fourty [Note: Or, basse pieces, wherein were the mortaises for the tenons. ] sockets of siluer vnder the twentie boardes, two sockets vnder one boarde for his two tenons, and two sockets vnder an other boarde for his two tenons.

20 In like maner on the other side of the Tabernacle towarde the North side shalbe twentie boardes,

21 And their fourtie sockets of siluer, two sockets vnder one boarde, and two sockets vnder another board.

22 And on the side of the Tabernacle, toward the West shalt thou make sixe boards.

23 Also two boardes shalt thou make in the corners of the Tabernacle in the two sides.

24 Also they shalbe [Note: [i] The Ebrewe word signifieth twinnes: declaring that they should be so perfect and well ioyned as were possible. ] ioyned beneath, & likewise they shalbe ioyned aboue to a ring: thus shal it be for them two: they shalbe for ye two corners.

25 So they shalbe eight boardes hauing sockets of siluer, euen sixteene sockets, that is, two sockets vnder one board, and two sockets vnder an other boarde.

26 The thou shalt make fiue barres of Shittim wood for the boardes of one side of the Tabernacle,

27 And fiue barres for the boardes of the other side of the Tabernacle: also fiue barres for the boardes of the side of the Tabernacle toward

[The vaile of the Tabernacle. The altar of burnt offring.]



the Westside.

28 And the middle barre shall goe through the middes of the boards, from ende to ende.

29 And thou shalt couer the boards wt golde, and make their rings of golde, for places for the barres, & thou shalt couer the barres with golde.

30 So thou shalt reare vp the Tabernacle, [Note: Chap.25.9,40. ebr. 8.5. act.7.44. ] according to the facion thereof, which was shewed thee in the mount.

31 Moreouer, thou shalt make a vaile of blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine twined linen: thou shalt make it of broydred worke with Cherubims.

32 And thou shalt hang it vpo foure pillers of Shittim wood couered wt gold, (whose [Note: [k] Some read, heads of the pillars. ] hookes shalbe of gold) stading vpo foure sockets of siluer.

33 Afterward thou shalt hang the vaile [Note: Ebr. vnder the hookes: meaning that it should hang downward from the hookes. ] on the hookes, that thou mayest bring in thither, that is (within the vaile) the arke of the Testimonie: and the vaile shall make you a separation betweene the Holy place and the [Note: [l] Whereunto the hie Priest onely entred once a yeere. ] most holy place.

34 Also thou shalt put ye Mercy seate vpon the Arke of the testimonie in the most Holy place.

35 And thou shalt set the Table [Note: [m] Meaning in the holie place. ] without the vaile, & the Candlesticke ouer against the Table on the Southside of the Tabernacle, and thou shalt set the Table on the Northside.

36 Also thou shalt make an [Note: [n] This hanging or vaile was betweene the holy place and there where the people were. ] hanging for the dore of ye Tabernacle of blew silke, & purple, & skarlet, & fine twined linen wrought with needle.

37 And thou shalt make for the hanging fiue pillers of Shittim, and couer them with gold: their heads shalbe of golde, and thou shalt cast fiue sockets of brasse for them.


CHAP. XXVII.


1 The altar of burnt offring. 9 The court of the Tabernacle. 20 The lampes continually burning.

1 Moreouer thou shalt make the [Note: [a] For the burnt offring. ] altar of Shittim wood, fiue cubites long and fiue cubites

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[The altar of burnt offring.]



broade (the altar shall be foure square) and the height thereof three cubites. [Note: [Subnote: THE ALTAR OF BVRNT OFFRING.]

A B The length conteining fiue cubites.

A D The height three cubites.

B C The breadth as much.

E The foure hornes or foure corners.

F The grate, which was out within the altar, and whereupon the sacrifice was burnt.

G Foure rings to lift vp the grate by, when they auoyded the ashes.

H. The barres to cary the altar.

I The ringes through the which the barres were put.

H H H Ashpans, besoms, fleshhookes, basins and such instruments apperteining to the altar.

]
2 And thou shalt make it hornes in the foure corners thereof: the hornes shalbe of it [Note: [b] Of the same wood and matter, not fastened vnto it. ] selfe, and thou shalt couer it with brasse.

3 Also thou shalt make his ashpannes for his ashes and his besoms, and his basens, and his flesh-hookes, and his [Note: Or, fire pannes. ] censers: thou shalt make all the instruments thereof of brasse.

4 And thou shalt make vnto it a grate like networke of brasse: also vpon that [Note: Ebr. net. ] grate shalt thou make foure brasen rings vpon the foure corners thereof.

5 And thou shalt put it vnder the compasse of the altar beneath, that the grate may be in the middes of the altar.

6 Also thou shalt make barres for the altar, barres, I say, of Shittim wood, and shalt couer them with brasse.

7 And the barres thereof shalbe put in the rings, the which barres shalbe vpon the two sides of the altar to beare it.

8 Thou shalt make the altar holowe betwene the boardes: as God shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

9 Also thou shalt make the [Note: [c] This was the first entrie into the Tabernacle, where the people abode. ] court of the Tabernacle in the Southside, euen full South: the court shall haue curtaines of fine twined linnen, of an hundreth cubites long, for one side,

10 And it shal haue twentie pillars, with their twentie sockets of brasse: the heades of the pillars, and their [Note: [d] They were certaine hoopes or circles for to beautifie the pillar ] filets shalbe siluer.

11 Likewise on the Northside in length there shalbe hangings of an hundreth cubites long, and the twentie pillars thereof with their twentie sockets of brasse: the heades of the pillars and the filets shalbe siluer.

12 And the breadth of the court on the Westside shall haue curtaines of fiftie cubites, with their ten pillars and their ten sockets.

13 And the breadth of the court, Eastwarde full East shall haue [Note: [e] Meaning curtaines of fiftie cubites. ] fiftie cubites.

14 Also hangings of fifteene cubites shalbe on the one [Note: [f] Of the doore of the court. ] side with their three pillars and their three sockets.

15 Likewise on the other side shalbe hangings of fifteene cubites, with their three pillars & their three sockets.

16 And in the gate of the court shalbe a vaile of twentie cubites, of blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine twined linen wrought with needle, with the foure pillars thereof and their foure sockets.

17 All the pillars of the court shal haue filets of siluer round about, with their heads of siluer, and their sockets of brasse.

18 The length of the court shalbe an hundreth cubites, and the breadth fiftie [Note: Ebr. fiftie in fiftie. ] at either ende, & the height fiue cubites, and the hangings of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brasse.

19 Al the vessels of the Tabernacle for al maner seruice thereof, and all the [Note: [g] Or stakes, wherewith the curtaines were fastened to the ground. ] pinnes thereof, and all the pinnes of the court shalbe brasse.

20 And thou shalt commande the children of Israel, that they bring vnto thee pure oyle oliue [Note: [h] Such as commeth from the oliue, when it is first pressed or beaten. ] beaten, for the light, that the lampes may alway [Note: Or, ascende vp. ] burne.

21 In the Tabernacle of the Congregation without the vaile, which is before the Testimony, shall Aaron and his sonnes dresse them from euening

[Aarons garments]



to morning before the Lorde, for a statute for euer vnto their generations, to be obserued by the children of Israel.



CHAP. XXVIII.


1 The Lorde calleth Aaron and his sonnes to the Priesthoode. 4 Their garments. 12. 29 Aaron entreth into the Sanctuarie in the name of the children of Israel. 30. Urim and Thummim. 38 Aaron beareth the iniquitie of the Israelites offrings.

1 And cause thou thy brother Aaron to come vnto thee and his sonnes with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may serue me in the Priestes office: I meane Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar Aarons sonnes.

2 Also thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, [Note: [a] Whereby his office may be knowen to be glorious and excellent. ] glorious and beautifull.

3 Therefore thou shalt speake vnto al [Note: Ebr. wise in hears ] cunning men, whome I haue filled with the spirite of wisedome, that they make Aarons garments to [Note: [b] Which is, to separate him from the rest. ] consecrate him, that he may serue me in the Priestes office.
[Note: [Subnote: THE GARMENTS OF THE HIGH PRIEST.]

A The Ephod, or vpmost coate, which was like cloth of golde and was girded vnto him, wherein was the breast plate with the twelue stones, which was tyed about with two chaynes to two Onyx stones, and beneath with two laces.

B The robe which was next vnder the Ephod, whereunto were ioyned the pomegranates and belles of golde.

C The tunicle or broydred coate, which was vnder the robe and longer then it, and was also without sleeues.

]
4 Nowe these shall be the garments, which they shall make, a brest plate, and an [Note: [c] A short and straight coate without sleeues put vpmost vpon his garments to keepe them close vnto him. ] Ephod, and a robe, and a broydred coate, a miter, and a girdle. so these holy garments shall they make for Aaron thy brother, and for his sonnes, that he may serue me in the Priests office.

5 Therefore they shall take golde, and blew silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine linnen,

6 And they shal make the Ephod of gold, blewe silke, and purple, skarlet, and fine twined linen of broydred worke.

7 The two shoulders thereof shalbe ioyned together by their two edges: so shall it be closed.

8 And the [Note: [d] Which were about his vpmost coate. ] embroydred garde of the same Ephod, which shalbe vpon him, shall be of the selfe same worke and stuffe, euen of golde, blewe silke, and purple, & skarlet, & fine twined linen.

9 And thou shalt take two onix stones, and graue vpon them the names of the children of Israel:

10 Sixe names of them vpon the one stone, and the sixe names that remaine, vpon the seconde stone, according to [Note: [e] As they were in age, so shoulde they be grauen in order. ] their generations.

11 Thou shalt cause to graue the two stones according to the names of the children of Israel by a grauer of signets, that worketh and graueth in stone, and shalt make them to be set and embossed [Page]

[The brestplate of iudgement.]



in golde.

12 And thou shalt put the two stones vpon the shoulders of the Ephod, as stones of [Note: [f] That Aaron might remember the Israelites to Godwarde. ] remebrance of the children of Israel: for Aaron shall beare their names before the Lorde vpon his two shoulders for a remembrance.

13 So thou shalt make bosses of golde,

14 And two cheynes of fine golde [Note: [g] Of the bosses. ] at the ende, of wrethed worke shalt thou make them, and shalt fasten the wrethed cheynes vpon the bosses.

15 Also thou shalt make the brest plate of [Note: [h] It was so called, because the hie Priest could not giue sentence in iudgement without that on his brest. ] iudgement with broydred worke: like the worke of the Ephod shalt thou make it: of gold, blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine twined linen shalt thou make it.

16 [Note: [i] The description of the brestplate. ] Foure square it shall be and double, an hand bredth long and an hand bredth broade.

17 Then thou shalt set it full of places for stones, euen foure rowes of stones: the order shalbe this, a [Note: Or, Sardoine. ] rubie, a topaze, and a [Note: Or, Emeraude. ] carbuncle in the first rowe.

18 And in the seconde rowe thou shalt set an [Note: Or, Carbuncle. ] emeraude, a saphir, and a [Note: Or, Iasper. ] diamonde.

19 And in the third rowe a turkeis, an achate, and an hematite.

20 And in the fourth rowe a [Note: Ebr. Tarshish. ] chrysolite, an onix, and a iasper: and they shall be set in golde in their embossements.

21 And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelue, according to their names, grauen as signets, euerye one after his name, and they shall bee for the twelue tribes.

22 Then thou shalt make vpon the breast plate two cheines at the endes of wrethen worke of pure golde.

23 Thou shalt make also vpon the brest plate two rings of golde, and put the two rings on [Note: [k] Which are vpmost towarde the shoulder. ] the two endes of the brest plate.

24 And thou shalt put the two wrethen chaynes of golde in the two rings in the endes of the brest plate.

25 And the other two endes of the two wrethen cheines, thou shalt fasten in ye two embossements, and shalt put them vpon the shoulders of the Ephod on the foreside of it.

26 Also thou shalt make two rings of gold, which thou shalt put in the [Note: [l] Which are beneath. ] two other endes of the brest plate, vpon the border thereof, towarde the inside of the Ephod.

27 And two other rings of golde thou shalt make, and put them on the two sides of the Ephod, beneath in the forepart of it ouer against the coupling of it vpon the broydred garde of the Ephod.

28 Thus they shall binde the brest plate by his rings vnto the rings of the Ephod, with a lace of blewe silke, that it may be fast vpon the broydred garde of the Ephod, and that the brest plate be not loosed from the Ephod.

29 So Aaron shall [Note: [m] Aaron shall not enter into the holy place in his owne name, but in the name of all the children of Israel. ] beare the names of the children of Israel in the brest plate of iudgement vpon his heart, when he goeth into the holy place, for a remembrance continually before the Lorde.

30 Also thou shalt put in the brest plate of iudgement the [Note: [n] Vrim signifieth light, and Thummim perfection: declaring that the stones of the brest plate were most cleare, and of perfect beautie: by Vrim also is meant knowledge, & Thummim holinesse, shewing what vertues are required in the Priestes. ] Vrim and the Thummim, which shalbe vpon Aarons heart, when he goeth in before the Lord: and Aaron shall beare the iudgement

[The Priestes apparell. The consecration of the Priestes.]



of the children of Israel vpon his heart before the Lord continually.

31 And thou shalt make the robe of the Ephod altogether of blewe silke.

32 And the hole for his head shalbe in the middes of it, hauing an edge of wouen woorke rounde about the coller of it: so it shalbe as the coller of an habergeon that it rent not.

33 And beneath vpon the skirtes thereof thou shalt make pomegranates of blew silke, and purple, & skarlet, round about the skirts thereof, and belles of gold betweene them round about:

34 That is, [Note: Ecclus.45.9. ] a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate rounde about vpon the skirtes of the robe.

35 So it shalbe vpon Aaron, when he ministreth, and his sound shalbe heard, when he goeth into the holy place before the Lorde, and when he commeth out, and he shall not dye.

36 Also thou shalt make a plate of pure golde, and graue thereon, as signets are grauen, [Note: [o] Holines appertaineth to the Lorde: for he is most holy, and nothing vnholy may appeare before him. ] Holines To The Lord,

37 And thou shalt put it on a blew silke lace, and it shalbe vpon the miter: euen vpon the fore front of the miter shall it be.

38 So it shalbe vpon Aarons forehead, that Aaron may [Note: [p] Their offrings could not be so perfect, but some fault would be therein: which sinne the high Priest bare and pacified God. ] beare the iniquitie of the offrings, which the children of Israel shall offer in all their holy offrings: and it shall be alwayes vpon his forehead, to make them acceptable before the Lorde.

39 Likewise thou shalt embroyder the fine line coat, & thou shalt make a miter of fine line, but thou shalt make a girdell of needle worke.

40 Also thou shalt make for Aarons sonnes coates, & thou shalt make the girdels, & bonets shalt thou make them for glorie & comelinesse.

41 And thou shalt put them vpon Aaron thy brother, and on his sonnes with him, and shalt anoint them, and [Note: [q] That is, consecrate them, by giuing them things to offer, and thereby admit them to their office. ] fill their handes, and sanctifie them, that they may minister vnto me in the Priestes office.

42 Thou shalt also make them linen breeches to couer their priuities: from the loynes vnto the thighs shall they reache.

43 And they shalbe for Aaron & his sonnes when they come into the Tabernacle [Note: Or, of witnesse. ] of the Congregation, or whe they come vnto the altar to minister in the holy place, that they [Note: [r] In not hiding their nakednesse. ] commit not iniquitie, and so die. This shalbe a lawe for euer vnto him and to his seede after him.


CHAP. XXIX.


1 The maner of consecrating the Priestes. 38 The continuall sacrifice. 45 The Lorde promiseth to dwell among the children of Israel.

1 This thing also shalt thou do vnto them whe thou consecratest them to be my Priestes, [Note: Leuit.9.2. ] Take a yong calfe, & two rams wtout blemish,

2 And vnleauened bread and cakes vnleauened tempered with oyle, and wafers vnleauened anoynted with oyle: (of fine wheate flowre shalt thou make them)

3 Then thou shalt put them in one basket, and [Note: [a] To offer them in sacrifice. ] present them in the basket with the calfe and the two rammes,

4 And shalt bring Aaron and his sonnes vnto the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and wash them with water.

5 Also thou shalt take the garments, and put vpon Aaron the tunicle, and the robe of the

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[Note: [b] Which was next vnder the Ephod. ] Ephod, and the Ephod, and the brest plate, and shalt close them to him with the broidred garde of the Ephod.
6 Then thou shalt put the miter vpon his head, & shalt put the holy [Note: Chap.28.36. ] crowne vpon ye miter.

7 And thou shalt take the anoynting [Note: Chap.39.25. ] oyle, and shalt powre vpon his head, and anoynt him.

8 And thou shalt bring his sonnes, and put coates vpon them,

9 And shalt girde them with girdles, both Aaron and his sonnes: and shalt put the bonets on them, and the Priestes office shalbe theirs for a perpetuall lawe: thou [Note: Chap.28.41. ] shalt also [Note: Or, consecrate them. ] fill the hands of Aaron, and the hands of his sonnes.

10 After, thou shalt present the calfe before the Tabernacle of the Congregation, [Note: Leuit.1.4. ] and Aaron and his sonnes shall [Note: [c] Signifying that the sacrifice was also offred for them, and that they did approue it. ] put their handes vpon the head of the calfe.

11 So thou shalt kill the calfe before the Lord, at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

12 Then thou shalt take of the blood of the calfe, and put it vpon the hornes of the altar with thy finger, and shalt powre al the rest of the blood at the foote of the altar.

13 [Note: Leuit.3.3. ] Also thou shalt take all the fat that couereth the inwardes, and the kall, that is on the liuer, and the two kidneis, and the fat that is vpon them, and shalt burne them vpon the altar.

14 But the flesh of the calfe, and his skin, and his doung shalt thou burne with fire without the hoste: it is a [Note: Ebr. sinne, 2.cor.5.21. ] sinne offring.

15 Thou shalt also take one ramme, and Aron and his sonnes shall put their hands vpon the head of the ramme.

16 Then thou shalt kil the ramme, & take his blood, & sprinkle it round about vpon the altar,

17 And thou shalt cut the ramme in pieces, and wash the inwards of him and his legges, and shalt put them vpon the pieces thereof, and vpon his head.

18 So thou shalt burne the whole ram vpon the altar: for it is a burnt offering vnto the Lord [Note: [d] Or a sauour of rest, which causeth the wrath of God to cease. ] for a sweete sauour: it is an offering made by fire vnto the Lord.

19 And thou shalt take the other ramme, & Aaron and his sonnes shall put their handes vpon the head of the ramme.

20 Then thou shalt kill the ramme, & take of his blood and put it [Note: [e] Meaning, the soft and nether part of the eare. ] vpon the lappe of Aarons eare, and vpon the lappe of the right eare of his sonnes, and vpon the thumbe of their right hand, and vpon the great toe of their right foote, and shalt sprinkle the blood vpon ye altar roud about.

21 And thou shalt take of the blood that is [Note: [f] Wherewith ye altar must be sprinkled. ] vpon the altar, and of the anoynting oyle, and shalt sprinkle it vpon Aaron, and vpon his garments, and vpon his sonnes, and vpon the garments of his sonnes with him: so he shall be halowed, and his clothes, and his sonnes, and the garments of his sonnes with him.

22 Also thou shalt take of the rammes ye fatte & the rumpe, euen the fat that couereth the inwards, and the kall of the liuer, and the two kidneis, and the fat that is vpon them, & the ryght shoulder, (for it is the [Note: [g] Which is offred for the consecration of the hie Priest. ] ramme of consecration)

23 And one loafe of bread, and one cake of bread tempered with oyle, and one wafer, out of the basket of the vnleauened bread that is before the Lorde.

[The continuall sacrifice.]




24 And thou shalt put al this in the handes of Aaron, and in the handes of his sonnes, and shalt shake them to and fro before the Lorde.

25 Againe, thou shalt receyue them of their handes, & burne them vpon the altar besides the burnt offring for a sweete sauour before ye Lord: for this is an offering made by fire vnto the Lord.

26 Likewise thou shalt take the brest of the ram of the consecration, which is for Aaron, and shalt shake it to [Note: [h] This sacrifice the Priest did moue toward the East, West, North and South. ] and fro before the Lord and it shalbe thy part.

27 And thou shalt sanctifie the brest of the shaken offering, and the shoulder of the [Note: [i] So called because it was not onely shaken to and fro, but also lifted vp. ] heaue offering, which was shaken to and fro, and which was heaued vp of the ramme of the consecration, which was for Aaro, & which was for his sonnes.

28 And Aaron and his sonnes shall haue it by a statute for euer, of the children of Israel: for it is an heaue offering, and it shal be an heaue offering of the children of Israel, of their [Note: [k] Which were offrings of thanks giuing to God for his benefites. ] peace offerings, euen their heaue offering to the Lord.

29 And the holy garmets, which apperteine to Aaron, shall bee his sonnes after him, to bee anoynted therein, and to bee consecrate therein.

30 That sonne that shalbe Priest in his steade, shall put them on seuen dayes, when he commeth into the Tabernacle of the Congregation to minister in the holy place.

31 So thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, and seeth his flesh in the holy place.

32 [Note: Leuit.8 31.& 24 9. mat.12.4. ] And Aaron and his sonnes shall eate the flesh of the ram, & the bread that is in the basket, at the doore of ye Tabernacle of ye Congregation.

33 So they shall eate these thinges, [Note: [l] That is, by the sacrifices. ] whereby their attonement was made, to consecrate them, and to sanctifie them: but a stranger shall not eate thereof, because they are holy things.

34 Now if ought of the flesh of the consecration, or of the bread remaine vnto the morning, then thou shalt burne the rest with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is an holie thing.

35 Therefore shalt thou doe thus vnto Aaron & vnto his sonnes, according to all things, which I haue commanded thee: seuen dayes shalt thou [Note: Ebr. fill their hands. ] consecrate them,

36 And shalt offer euery day a calfe for a sinne offring, for [Note: [m] To appease Gods wrath that sinne may be pardoned. ] reconciliation: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast offred vpon it for reconciliation, and shalt annoynt it, to sanctifie it.

37 Seuen dayes shalt thou cleanse the altar, & sanctifie it, so the altar shalbe most holy: and whatsoeuer toucheth the altar, shalbe holy.

38 [Note: Nom.28.3. ] Nowe this is that which thou shalt present vpon the altar: euen two lambes of one yere olde, day by day continually.

39 The one lambe thou shalt present in the morning, and the other lambe thou shalt present at euen.

40 And with the one lambe, a [Note: [n] That is, an Omer, reade chap. 16.16. ] tenth part of fine floure mingled with the fourth part of an [Note: [o] Which is about a pinte. ] Hin of beaten oyle, and the fourth part of an Hin of wine, for a drinke offring.

41 And the other lambe thou shalt present at euen: thou shalt doe thereto according to the offring of the morning, and according to the drinke offring thereof, to be a burnt offring for a sweete sauour vnto, the Lorde.

42 This shalbe a continuall burnt offring in your generations at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation before the Lord, where I wil [Page]

[The altar of incense.]



[Note: Or, declare my selfe to you. ] make appoyntment with you, to speake there vnto thee.

43 There I will appoynt with the children of Israel, and the place shall bee sanctified by my [Note: [p] Because of my glorious presence. ] glorie.

44 And I will sanctifie the Tabernacle of the Congregation and the altar: I will sanctifie also Aaron & his sonnes to be my Priests,

45 And I will [Note: Leuit.26.12. 2.cor.6.16. ] dwell among the children of Israel, and will bee their God.

46 Then shall they knowe that I am ye Lord their God, that brought them out of the lande of Egypt, that I might dwell among them: [Note: [q] It is I the Lord, that am their God. ] I am the Lord their God.



CHAP. XXX.


1 The altar of incense. 13 The summe that the Israelites should pay to the Tabernacle. 18 The brasen lauer. 23 The anoynting Oyle. 34 The making of the perfume.

1 Fvrthermore thou shalt make an altar [Note: [a] Vpon ye which the sweete perfume was burnt, vers.34. ] for sweete perfume, of Shittim wood thou shalt make it.

2 The length therof a cubite and the breadth thereof a cubite (it shalbe foure square) and the height thereof two cubites: the hornes thereof shalbe [Note: [b] Of the same wood and matter. ] of the same,

3 And thou shalt ouerlay it with fine golde, both the toppe therof and the sides thereof round about, and his hornes: also thou shalt make vnto it [Note: Or, a circle and border. ] a crowne of gold round about.

4 Besides this thou shalt make vnder this crowne two golden rings on either side: euen on euery side shalt thou make them, that they may be as places for the barres to beare it withall.

5 The which barres thou shalt make of Shittim wood, and shalt couer them with golde.
[Note: [Subnote: THE ALTAR OF SVVEETE PERFVME.]This altar was one cubite long, and one cubite broade, and in height was two cubites: the rest may be vnderstand by the former figures. ]
6 After thou shalt set it [Note: [c] That is, in the Sanctuarie, and not in the Holiest of all. ] before the vaile, that is neere the Arke of Testimonie, before the Merciseate that is vpon the Testimonie, where I will appoynt with thee.

7 And Aaron shall burne thereon sweete incense euery morning: when hee [Note: [d] Meaning, when he trimmeth them, and refresheth the oyle. ] dresseth the lampes thereof, shall he burne it.

8 Likewise at eue, when Aaron setteth vp the lampes thereof, he shall burne incense: this perfume shalbe perpetually before ye Lord, throughout your generations.

9 Ye shall offer no [Note: [e] Otherwise made then this, which is described. ] strange incense thereon,

[The brasen lauer.]



nor burnt sacrifice, nor offring, neither powre any drinke offring [Note: [f] But it must only serue to burne perfume. ] thereon.

10 And Aaron shall make reconciliation vpon the hornes of it once in a yere with the blood of the sinne offring in the day of reconciliation: once in the yeere shall hee make reconciliation vpon it throughout your generations: this is most holy vnto the Lord.

11 Afterward the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

12 [Note: Nom.1.2,5. ] When thou takest the summe of the children of Israel after their nomber, then they shall giue euery man [Note: [g] Whereby he testified that he redeemed his life which he had forfait as is declared by Dauid 2.Sam.24.1. ] a redemption of his life vnto the Lord, when thou tellest them, that there bee no plague among the when thou countest them.

13 This shall euery man giue, that goeth into the nomber, halfe a shekel, after the [Note: [h] This shekel valued two common shekels: and the gerah valued about 12. pence after fiue shilling sterling the ounce of siluer. ] shekel of the Sanctuarie: ( [Note: Leuit.27.25. nom.3.47. ezek.45.12. ] a shekel is twentie gerahs) the halfe shekel shalbe an offring to the Lord.

14 All that are nombred from twentie yeere olde and aboue, shall giue an offring to the Lord.

15 The rich shall not passe, and the poore shall not diminish from halfe a shekel, when ye shall giue an offring vnto the Lorde, [Note: [i] That God should be mercifull vnto you. ] for the redemption of your liues.

16 So thou shalt take the money of the redemption of the children of Israel, and shalt put it vnto the vse of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, that it may be a memoriall vnto the children of Israel before the Lorde for the redemption of your liues.
[Note: [Subnote: THE LAVER OF BRASSE.]Because the maner of this figure is not particularly described, wee haue put it in this fourme: aswell for that it agreeth with the text, is also it is after this fashion in other copies of sundrie laguages. ]
17 Also the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

18 Thou shalt also make a lauer of brasse, and his foote of brasse to wash, and shalt put it betweene the Tabernacle of the Congregation and the Altar, and shalt put water therein.

19 For Aaron and his sonnes shall [Note: [k] Signifying that he that commeth to God, must be washed from all sinne and corruption. ] wash their hands and their feete thereat.

20 When they go into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, or when they goe vnto the Altar to minister and to make the perfume of ye burnt offring to the Lorde, they shall wash themselues with water, lest they die.

21 So they shall wash their handes and their feete that they die not: and this shall be to them an ordinance [Note: [l] So long as the Priesthode shall last. ] for euer, both vnto him and to his seede throughout their generations.

22 Also the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

23 Take thou also vnto thee, principall spices of the most pure myrrhe fiue hundreth [Note: [m] Waying so much. ] shekels, of sweete cinamon halfe so much, that is, two hundreth and fiftie, and of sweete [Note: [n] It is a kinde of reede of a very sweete sauour within, and is vsed in pouders and odours. ] calamus, two hundreth, and fiftie:


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24 Also of cassia fiue hundreth, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, & of oyle oliue an [Note: Chap.29.40. ] Hin.

25 So thou shalt make of it the oyle of holie oyntment, euen a most precious oyntment after the arte of the Apothecarie: this shalbe the oyle of holy oyntment.

26 And thou shalt anoynt the [Note: [o] All things which appertaine to the Tabernacle. ] Tabernacle of the Congregation therewith, and the Arke of the Testimonie:

27 Also the Table, & al the instruments thereof, and the Candlesticke, with all the instruments thereof, and the altar of incense:

28 Also the Altar of burnt offring with al his instruments, and the lauer and his foote.

29 So thou shalt sanctifie them, & they shalbe most holy: all that shal touch them, shalbe holy.

30 Thou shalt also anoint Aaron & his sonnes, & shalt consecrate them, that they may minister vnto me in the Priests office.

31 Moreouer thou shalt speake vnto the children of Israel, saying, This shalbe an holy oynting oyle vnto me, throughout your generations.

32 None shal anoynt, [Note: [p] Neither at their burials, nor otherwise. ] mans flesh therewith, neither shall ye make any composition like vnto it: for it is holy, and shalbe holy vnto you.

33 Whosoeuer shal make the like oyntment, or whosoeuer shal put any of it vpon [Note: [q] Either a stranger, or an Israelite, saue onely the Priests. ] a stranger, euen he shalbe cut off from his people.

34 And the Lord sayd vnto Moses, Take vnto thee these spices, pure myrrhe and [Note: [r] In Ebrew, Sheheleth: which is a sweete kinde of gumme & shineth as the nayle. ] cleare gumme and galbanum, these odours with pure frankincense, of eche like weight:

35 Then thou shalt make of them perfume composed after the arte of the apothecarie, mingled together, pure and holy.

36 And thou shalt beate it to pouder, & shalt put of it before the Arke of the Testimonie in the Tabernacle of ye Cogregatio, where I wil make appointmet with thee: it shalbe vnto you most holy.

37 And ye shal not make vnto you any compositio like this perfume, which thou shalt make: it shalbe vnto thee holy for the [Note: [s] Onely dedicate to the vse of the Tabernacle. ] Lord.

38 Whosoeuer shal make like vnto yt to smell thereto, euen he shalbe cut off from his people.


CHAP. XXXI.


2 God maketh Bezaleel and Aholiab meete for his worke. 13 The Sabbath day is the signe of our sanctification. 18 The tables written by the finger of God.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Behold, I [Note: [a] I haue chosen and made meete, chap.35.30. ] haue called by name, Bezaleel the sonne of Vri, the sonne of Hur of the tribe of Iudah,

3 Whom I haue filled with the Spirit of God, in wisedome, and in vnderstanding and in knowledge and in all [Note: [b] This sheweth that handy craftes are the giftes of Gods spirite, and therefore ought to be esteemed. ] workmanship:

4 To finde out curious workes to worke in golde, and in siluer, and in brasse,

5 Also in the arte to set stones, & to carue in timber, & to worke in all maner of workmaship.

6 And behold, I haue ioyned with him Aholiab the sonne of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, & in the hearts of all that are [Note: [c] I haue instructed them, and increased their knowledge. ] wise hearted, haue I put wisdome to make all that I haue commanded thee:

7 That is, the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the Arke of the Testimonie, & the Merciseate that shalbe therupon, with all instruments of the Tabernacle:

8 Also the Table & the instruments thereof, and the [Note: [d] So called, because of the cunning and arte vsed therein, or because the whole was beaten out of one piece. ] pure Candlesticke with all his instruments,

[The Sabbath. The molten Calfe.]



and the Altar of perfume:

9 Likewise the Altar of burnt offring with al his instruments, and the Lauer with his foote:

10 Also the garments of the ministration, & ye holy garments for Aaron ye Priest, & the garmets of his sonnes, to minister in the Priestes office,

11 And the [Note: [e] Which onely was to anoynt the Priestes & the instruments of the Tabernacle, & not to burne. ] anoynting oyle, and sweete perfume for the Sanctuarie: according to all that I haue commanded thee, shal they do.

12 Afterwarde the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

13 Speake thou also vnto the children of Israel, and say, [Note: [f] Though I command these works to be done, yet wil I not yt you breake my Sabbath dayes. ] Notwithstanding keepe yee my Sabbaths: for it is a signe betweene me and you in your generations, that ye may know that I the Lord do sanctifie you.

14 [Note: Chap.20.8. ezek.20.12. ] Ye shall therefore keepe the [Note: [g] God repeateth this poynt because ye whole keeping of the law standeth in the true vse of ye Sabbath, which is to cease from our workes, and to obey the will of God. ] Sabbath: for it is holy vnto you: he that defileth it, shal die the death: therefore whosoeuer worketh therin, the same person shalbe euen cut off from among his people.

15 Sixe dayes shall men worke, but in the seuenth day is the Sabbath of the holy rest to the Lord: whosoeuer doeth any worke in the Sabbath day, shall dye the death.

16 Wherfore the children of Israel shal keepe the Sabbath, that they may obserue the [Note: Or, Sabbath. ] rest throughout their generations for an euerlasting couenant.

17 It is a signe betweene me and the children of Israel for euer: [Note: Gen.1.31. & 2.2. ] for in sixe dayes the Lorde made the heauen and the earth, & in the seuenth day [Note: [h] From creating his creatures, but not from gouerning & preseruing them. ] he ceased, and rested.

18 Thus (when the Lord had made an ende of communing with Moses vpon mount Sinai) [Note: Deut.9.10. ] he gaue him two Tables [Note: [i] Whereby he declared his will to his people. ] of the Testimonie, euen tables of stone, written with the finger of God.


CHAP. XXXII.


4 The Israelites impute their deliuerance to the calfe. 14 God is appeased by Moses prayer. 19 Moses breaketh the Tables. 27 He slayeth the idolaters. 32 Moses zeale for the people.

1 Bvt when the people sawe, that Moses taryed long or he came downe from the mountaine, the people gathered themselues together against Aaron, and sayde vnto him, Vp, [Note: [a] The roote of Idolatrie is, when men thinke that God is not at hand, except they see him carnally. ] make vs gods to goe before vs: for of this Moses (the man that brought vs out of the land of Egypt) we knowe not what is become of him.

2 And Aaron said vnto them, [Note: [b] Thinking that they would rather forgoe idolatrie, then to resigne their most precious iewels. ] Plucke off the golden earings, which are in the eares of your wiues, of your sonnes, and of your daughters, and bring them vnto me.

3 Then all ye people pluckt fro them [Note: [c] Such is the rage of Idolaters, that they spare no cost to satisfie their wicked desires. ] selues the golden earings, which were in their eares, and they brought them vnto Aaron.

4 [Note: Psal.106.19. ] Who receiued them at their handes, and facioned it with the grauing toole, & made of it a [Note: [d] They smelled of their leauen of Egypt, where they saw calues, oxen, and serpents worshipped. ] molte calfe: then they said, [Note: 1.King.12 28. ] These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee out of ye lad of Egypt

5 When Aaron sawe that, he made an Altar before it: and Aaron proclaimed, saying, To morow shalbe the holy day of the Lord.

6 So they rose vp the next day in the morning, and offred burnt offerings, & brought peace offrings: also [Note: 1.Cor.10.7. ] the people sate them downe to eate and drinke, and rose vp to play.

7 Then the Lord said vnto Moses, [Note: Deu.9.12. ] Go, get thee downe: for thy people which thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt, hath corrupted their wayes.
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[The two Tables broken.]




8 They [Note: [e] Whereby we see what necessitie we haue to pray earnestly to God, to keepe vs in his true obedience, & to send vs good guides. ] are soone turned out of the way, which I commanded them: for they haue made them a molten calfe and haue worshipped it, and haue offered thereto, saying, [Note: 1.King.12.28. ] These be thy gods, O Israel, which haue brought thee out of the lande of Egypt.

9 Againe the Lord said vnto Moses, [Note: Chap.33.3. deut.9. 3. ] I haue seene this people, and beholde, it is a stiffe necked people.

10 Nowe [Note: [f] God sheweth that the prayers of the godly stay his punishment. ] therefore let mee alone, that my wrath may waxe hote against them, for I wil consume the: but I wil make of thee a mighty people.

11 [Note: Psal.106.23. ] But Moses praied vnto the Lord his God, and said, O Lord, why doeth thy wrath waxe hote against thy people, which thou hast brought out of the lande of Egypt, with great power and with a mightie hand?

12 [Note: Nom.14.13. ] Wherefore shall the Egyptians [Note: Or, blaspheme. ] speake, and say, He hath brought them out maliciously for to slay them in the mountaines, and to consume them from the earth? turne from thy fearce wrath, and [Note: Or, repent. ] change thy minde from this euill towarde thy people.

13 Remember [Note: [g] That is, thy promes made to Abraham. ] Abraham, Izhak, and Israel thy seruants, to whom thou swarest by thine owne selfe, and saydest vnto them, [Note: Gen.12.7. & 15.7. and 48.16. ] I wil multiply your seede, as the starres of the heauen, & all this land, that I haue spoken of, wil I giue vnto your seede, and they shal inherit it for euer.

14 Then the Lord changed his minde fro the euil, which he threatned to do vnto his people.

15 So Moses returned and went downe from the mountaine with the two Tables of the Testimonie in his hande: the Tables were written on both their sides, euen on the one side and on the other were they written.

16 And these Tables were the worke of God, and [Note: [h] All these repetitions shew howe excellent a thing they defrauded themselues of by their idolatrie. ] this writing was the writing of God grauen in the Tables.

17 And when Ioshua heard the noyse of the people, as they shouted, he said vnto Moses, There is a noyse of warre in the hoste.

18 Who answered, It is not the noyse of them that haue the victorie, nor the noyse of them that are ouercome: but I do heare ye noyse of singing.

19 Nowe, as soone as he came neere vnto the hoste, he sawe the calfe and the dancing: so Moses wrath waxed hote, and he cast the Tables out of his handes, and brake them in pieces beneath the mountaine.

20 [Note: Deut.9.21. ] After, he tooke the calfe, which they had made, and burned it in the fire, and ground it vnto powder, and strowed it vpon the water, & made the children of Israel [Note: [i] Partly to despite them of their idolatrie, & partly that they should haue none occasion to remember it afterward. ] drinke of it.

21 Also Moses said vnto Aaron, What did this people vnto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sinne vpon them?

22 Then Aaron answered, Let not the wrath of my Lord waxe fearce: Thou knowest this people, that they are euen set on mischiefe.

23 And they sayde vnto me, Make vs gods to go before vs: for we knowe not what is become of this Moses (the man that brought vs out of the land of Egypt.)

24 Then I sayde to them, Ye that haue golde, plucke it off: and they brought it me, & I did cast it into the fire, and thereof came this calfe.

25 Moses therefore sawe that the people were [Note: [k] Both destitute of Gods fauour, & an occasion to their enemies to speake euil of their God. ] naked (for Aaron had made them naked vnto their shame among their enemies)

[Moses prayeth for the people.]




26 And Moses stoode in ye gate of the campe, and sayde, Who pertaineth to the Lorde? let him come to mee. And all the sonnes of Leui gathered themselues vnto him.

27 Then he said vnto them, Thus sayth ye Lord God of Israel, Put euery man his sworde by his side: go to and fro, from gate to gate, through the hoste, and [Note: [l] This fact did so please God, that he turned the curse of Iaakob against Leui, to a blessing, Deut. 33 9. ] slay euery man his brother, and euery man his companion, & euery man his neighbour.

28 So the children of Leui did as Moses had commanded: and there fel of the people the same day about three thousand men.

29 (For Moses had said, Cosecrate your hands vnto the Lord this day, euen euery man vpon his [Note: [m] In reuenging Gods glorie we must haue no respect to person, but put off all carnall affection. ] sonne, and vpon his brother, that there may be giuen you a blessing this day)

30 And when the morning came, Moses sayde vnto the people, Yee haue committed a grieuous crime: but now I wil goe vp to the Lord, if I may pacifie him for your sinne.

31 Moses therefore went againe vnto ye Lord, and said, Oh, this people haue sinned a great sinne, and haue made them gods of golde.

32 Therefore now if thou pardon their sinne, thy mercy shal appeare: but if thou wilt not, I pray thee, rase me [Note: [n] So much he esteemed ye glory of God, that he preferred it euen to his owne saluation. ] out of thy booke, which thou hast written.

33 Then the Lord sayd to Moses, Whosoeuer hath sinned against me, I will put out of my [Note: [o] I wil make it knowen that he was neuer predestinate in mine eternall counsel to life euerlasting. ] booke.

34 Go nowe therefore, bring the people vnto the place which I commanded thee: behold, mine Angel shal goe before thee, but yet in the day of my visitation I wil [Note: [p] This declareth howe grieuous a sinne idolatrie is, seeing that at Moses prayer God would not fully remit it. ] visite their sinne vpon them.

35 So the Lorde plagued the people, because they caused Aaro to make ye calfe which he made.


CHAP. XXXIII.


2 The Lorde promiseth to send an Angel before his people. 4 They are sad because the Lord denieth to go vp with them. 9 Moses talketh familiarly with God. 13 Hee prayeth for the people, 18 and desireth to see the glorie of the Lord.

1 Afterward the Lord sayd vnto Moses, Depart, [Note: [a] The land of Canaan was compassed with hils: so they, that entred into it, must passe vp by the hilles. ] goe vp from hence, thou, and the people (which thou hast brought vp out of lande of Egypt) vnto the lande which I sware vnto Abraham, to Izhak and to Iaakob, saying, [Note: Gen.12.7. ] Vnto thy seede will I giue it.

2 And [Note: Chap.23.27. iosh. 24.11. deut.7.22. ] I will send an Angel before thee & will cast out the Canaanites, the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, the Hiuites, and the Iebusites:

3 To a lande, I say, that floweth with milke and hony: for I will not goe vp with thee, [Note: Chap.32.9. deut. 9.13. ] because thou art a stiffe necked people, least I consume thee in the way.

4 And when the people heard this euill tydings, they sorowed, and no man put on his best rayment.

5 (For the Lord had said to Moses, Say vnto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffe necked people, I wil come suddenly vpon thee, and consume thee: therefore now put thy costly rayment from thee, that I may know [Note: [b] That either I may shew mercie, if thou repent, or els punish thy rebellion. ] what to do vnto thee)

6 So the children of Israel layed their good raiment from them, after Moses came downe from the mount Horeb.

7 Then Moses tooke his tabernacle, and pitched it without the host farre off from the hoste, & called it [Note: [c] That is, the Tabernacle of the Congregation: so called because the people resorted thither, when they should be instructed of ye Lords wil. ] Ohel-moed. And whe any did seeke to the Lord, he went out vnto the Tabernacle of

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[Moses talketh with God familiarly.]



the Congregation, which was without the hoste.
8 And when Moses went out vnto the Tabernacle, all the people rose vp, and stood euery man at his tent doore, and looked after Moses, vntil he was gone into the Tabernacle.

9 And assoone as Moses was entred into the Tabernacle, the cloudie pillar descended & stood at the doore of the Tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.

10 Nowe when all the people saw the cloudie pillar stand at the Tabernacle doore, all the people rose vp, and worshipped euery man in his tent doore.

11 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, [Note: [d] Most plainely and familiarly of all others, Nom. 12.7,8. deu.34.10. ] face to face, as a man speaketh vnto his friende. After he turned againe into the hoste, but his seruant Ioshua the sonne of Nun a yong man, departed not out of the Tabernacle.

12 Then Moses sayde vnto the Lorde, See, thou sayest vnto me, Leade this people forth, and thou hast not shewed me whom thou wilt sende with mee: thou hast sayde moreouer, I knowe thee by [Note: [e] I care for thee and will preserue thee in this thy vocation. ] name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.

13 Nowe therefore, I pray thee, if I haue founde fauour in thy sight, shewe mee nowe thy way, that I may knowe thee, and that I may finde grace in thy sight: consider also that this nation is thy people.

14 And he answered, My [Note: Ebr. face. ] [Note: [f] Signifying that the Israelites shoulde excell through Gods fauour all other people, vers.16. ] presence shal go with thee, and I will giue thee rest.

15 Then he sayd vnto him, If thy presence go not with vs, cary vs not hence.

16 And wherein nowe shal it be knowen, that I and thy people haue found fauour in thy sight? shall it not be when thou goest with vs? so I, and thy people shall haue preeminence before all the people that are vpon the earth.

17 And the Lord sayde vnto Moses, I will doe this also that thou hast saide: for thou hast founde grace in my sight, and I knowe thee by name.

18 Againe he sayde, I beseech thee, shewe me thy [Note: [g] Thy face, thy substance, and thy maiestie. ] glory.

19 And he answered, I wil make all my [Note: [h] My mercy, and fatherly care. ] good go before thee, and I wil [Note: [i] Reade Chap. 54.vers.6,7. ] proclaime the Name of the Lord before thee: [Note: Rom.9.15. ] for I will shewe [Note: [k] For finding nothing in man that can deserue mercie, he will freely saue his. ] mercy to whom I will shewe mercy, and will haue compassion on whom I will haue compassion.

20 Furthermore he sayde, Thou canst not see my face, for there shall no man see me, and [Note: [l] For Moses sawe not his face in full maiestie, but as mans weaknesse coulde beare. ] liue.

21 Also the Lord sayd, Behold, there is a place by [Note: [m] In mount Horeb. ] me, and thou shalt stand vpon the rocke:

22 And while my glory passeth by, I will put thee in a cleft of the rocke, and will couer thee with mine hand whiles I passe by.

23 After I will take away mine hande, & thou shalt see my [Note: [n] So much of my glory as in this mortall life thou art able to see. ] backe parts: but my face shal not be seene.



CHAP. XXXIIII.


1 The Tables are renued. 6 The description of God. 12 All felowship with idolaters is forbidden. 18 The three feastes. 28 Moses is fourtie dayes in the mount. 30 His face shineth, and he couereth it with a vaile.

1 And the Lord saide vnto Moses, [Note: Deut.10.1. ] Hewe thee two Tables of stone, like vnto the first, and I will write vpon the Tables the wordes that were in the first Tables, which thou brakest in pieces.

2 And be ready in ye morning, that thou mayest come vp earely vnto the mount of Sinai, and [Note: Ebr. stand to me. ] waite there for me in the top of the mount.

[Newe Tables are made.]




3 But let no man come vp with thee, neither let any man be seene throughout all the mount, neyther let the sheepe nor cattell feede [Note: Or, about. ] before this mount.

4 Then Moses [Note: Or, polished. ] hewed two Tables of stone like vnto the first, and rose vp earely in the morning, and went vp vnto the mount of Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, & tooke in his hande two Tables of stone.

5 And the Lorde descended in the cloude, and stoode with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.

6 So the Lord passed before his face, and [Note: [a] This ought to be referred to the Lord and not to Moses proclaiming: as Chap.33. vers. 19. ] cried, The Lord, the Lord, strong, mercifull, & gracious, slowe to anger, and abundant in goodnesse and trueth,

7 Reseruing mercy for thousands, forgiuing iniquitie, and transgression and sinne, and not [Note: Ebr. not making innocent. ] making the wicked innocent, [Note: Deut.5.9. iere. 32.18. ] visiting the iniquitie of the fathers vpon ye children, & vpon childrens children, vnto the third and fourth generation.

8 Then Moses made haste & bowed him selfe to the earth, and worshipped,

9 And sayde, O Lorde, I pray thee, If I haue founde grace in thy sight, that the Lorde woulde nowe goe with vs ( [Note: [b] Seing the people are thus of nature, the rulers haue neede to call vpon God that he would alwayes be present with his Spirit. ] for it is a stiffe necked people) and pardon our iniquitie and our sinne, and take vs for thine inheritance.

10 And he answered, Behold, [Note: Deut.5.2. ] I will make a couenant before all thy people, and will do marueiles, such as haue not bene done in all the worlde, neyther in all nations: and all the people among whom thou art, shal see the worke of the Lord: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.

11 Keepe diligently that which I commande thee this day: Beholde, I will cast out before thee the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Hiuites, and the Iebusites.

12 [Note: Deut.7.2. ] Take heede to thy selfe, that thou make no compact with ye inhabitantes of the land whither thou goest, least they be the cause of [Note: [c] If thou followe their wickednesse, and pollute thy selfe with their idolatrie. ] ruine among you:

13 But yee shall ouerthrowe their altars, and breake their images in pieces, & cut downe their [Note: [d] Which pleasant places they chused for their idoles. ] groues,

14 (For thou shalt bow downe to none other god, because the Lord, whose Name is [Note: Chap.20.5. ] Ielous, is a ielous God)

15 Lest thou make a [Note: Chap.23.32. deut.7.2. ] compact with the inhabitantes of the lande, and when they goe a whoring after their gods, and doe sacrifice vnto their gods, some man call thee, & thou [Note: 1.Cor.8.10. ] eate of his sacrifice:

16 And least thou take of their [Note: 1.King.11.2. ] daughters vnto thy sonnes, and their daughters goe a whoring after their gods, and make thy sonnes goe a whoring after their gods.

17 Thou shalt make thee no gods of [Note: [e] As gold, siluer, brasse, or any thing that is molten: And herein is condemned al maner of idoles, whatsoeuer they be made of. ] metall.

18 The feast of [Note: Chap.23.15. ] vnleauened bread shalt thou keepe: seuen dayes shalt thou eate vnleauened bread, as I commanded thee, in ye time of the [Note: Chap.13.4. ] moneth of Abib: for in the moneth of Abib thou camest out of Egypt.

19 [Note: Chap.13.2. & 22. 29. ezek.44.30. ] Euery male, that first openeth the wombe, shalbe mine: also all the first borne of thy flocke shalbe rekoned mine, both of beeues and sheepe.

20 But ye first of ye asse thou shalt bie out with a lambe: and if thou redeeme him not, then thou [Page]

[Moses face shineth bright.]



shalt breake his necke: all the first borne of thy sonnes shalt thou redeeme, and none shal appeare before me [Note: Chap.23.15. ecclus.35.4. ] [Note: [f] Without offring some thing. ] emptie.

21 [Note: Chap.23.12. ] Six dayes shalt thou worke, and in the seuenth day thou shalt rest: both in earing time, and in the haruest thou shalt rest.

22 [Note: Chap.23.16. ] Thou shalt also obserue the feast of weekes in the time of ye first fruits of wheate haruest, and the feast of gathering fruites in [Note: [g] Which was in September, when the sunne declined, which in the count of politicall things they called the ende of the yere. ] the ende of the yere.

23 [Note: Deut.16.16.chap. 23.14,17. ] Thrise in a yere shal all your men children appeare before the Lorde Iehouah God of Israel.

24 For I wil cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy coasts, so that no man shall [Note: [h] God promiseth to defende them and theirs, which obey his commandement. ] desire thy land, whe thou shalt come vp to appeare before the Lord thy God thrise in the yeere.

25 [Note: Chap.23.18. ] Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leauen, neither shall ought of the sacrifice of the feast of Passeouer be left vnto the morning.

26 The first ripe fruites of thy land thou shalt bring vnto the house of the Lorde thy God: yet shalt thou not [Note: [i] Reade Chap. 23.19. deu.14.21. ] seethe a kid in his mothers milke.

27 And the Lord said vnto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenour of [Note: Chap.24.18. deut. 9.9. ] these words I haue made a couenant with thee & with Israel.

28 So hee was there with the Lorde [Note: [k] This miracle was to confirme the authoritie of the law, & ought no more to be followed then other miracles. ] fourtie dayes and fourtie nights, and did neither eat bread nor drinke water: and hee wrote in the Tables [Note: Deut.4.13. ] the wordes of the couenant, euen the tenne [Note: Or, words. ] commandements.

29 So when Moses came downe fro mount Sinai, the two Tables of the Testimonie were in Moses hande, as hee descended from the mount: (nowe Moses wist not that the skinne of his face shone bright, after that God had talked with him.

30 And Aaron and all the children of Israel looked vpon Moses, and beholde, the skin of his face shone bright, and they were [Note: [l] Reade.2.Cor.3.7. ] afraid to come neere him)

31 But Moses called them: and Aaron and all the chiefe of the congregatio returned vnto him: and Moses talked with them.

32 And afterwarde all the children of Israel came neere, and he charged them with al that the Lord had said vnto him in mount Sinai.

33 So Moses made an end of comuning with them, [Note: 2.Cor.3.13. ] and had put a couering vpon his face.

34 But, when Moses came [Note: [m] Which was in the Tabernacle of the congregation. ] before the Lorde to speake with him, he tooke off the couering vntill he came out: then he came out, and spake vnto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.

35 And the children of Israel sawe the face of Moses, howe the skin of Moses face shone bright: therefore Moses put the couering vpon his face, vntill he went to speake with God.


CHAP. XXXV.


2 The Sabbath. 5 The free gifts are required. 21 The readines of the people to offer. 30 Bezaleel and Aholiab are praysed of Moses.

1 Then Moses assembled all the Congregation of the children of Israel, and sayd vnto them, These are the wordes which the Lord hath commanded, that ye should do them:

2 [Note: Chap.20.9. ] Six dayes thou shalt work, but the seuenth day shall bee vnto you the holy [Note: [a] Wherein ye shal rest from all bodily worke. ] Sabbath of rest vnto the Lord: whosoeuer doth any worke therein, shall die.

[Euery mans offring to the worke,]




3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout all your habitations vpon the Sabbath day.

4 Againe, Moses spake vnto all the Congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the Lord commandeth, saying,

5 Take from among you an offering vnto the Lorde: whosoeuer is of a [Note: Chap.25.2. ] willing heart, let him bring this offring to the Lord, namely golde, and siluer, and brasse:

6 Also blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine linen, and goates heare,

7 And rams skins died red, and badgers skins with Shittim wood:

8 Also oyle for light, and spices for the anointing oyle, and for the sweete incense,

9 And onix stones, and stones to be set in the Ephod, and in the brest plate.

10 And all the wise [Note: [b] Reade Chap. 28.3. ] hearted among you, shall come and make all that the Lord hath commanded:

11 That is, the [Note: Chap.26 31. ] Tabernacle, yt pauilion thereof, and his couering, and his taches & his boards, his barres, his pillars and his sockets,

12 The Arke, and the barres thereof ye Merci-seate, and the vaile that [Note: [c] Which hanged before the Merci-seate that it could not be seene. ] couereth it,

13 The Table, and the barres of it, and all the instruments thereof, and the shewe bread:

14 Also the Candlesticke of light and his instrumentes, and his lampes with the oyle for the light:

15 [Note: Chap.30.1. ] Likewise the Altar of perfume and his barres, and the anoynting oyle, and the sweete incense, and the vaile of the doore at the entring in of the Tabernacle,

16 The [Note: Chap.27.1. ] Altar of burnt offering with his brasen grate, his barres and all his instrumentes, the Lauer and his foote,

17 The hangings of the court, his pillars & his sockets, and the vaile of the gate of the court,

18 The pinnes of the Tabernacle, & the pinnes of the court with their cordes,

19 The [Note: [d] Such as apperteine to the seruice of the Tabernacle. ] ministring garments to minister in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the Priest, and the garmentes of his sonnes, that they may minister in the Priests office.

20 Then all the Congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.

21 And euery one, whose heart [Note: Ebr. lifted him vp. ] encouraged him, & euery one, whose spirit made him willing, came and brought an offring to the Lord, for the worke of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, & for all his vses, and for the holy garments.

22 Both men & women, as many as were free hearted, came and brought [Note: Or, hookes. ] taches and earings, and rings, and bracelets, all were iewels of golde: and euery one that offered an offring of gold vnto the Lord:

23 Euery man also, which had blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, & fine linen, and goates heare, and rammes skinnes died red, and badgers skins, brought them.

24 All that offered an oblation of siluer and of brasse, brought the offring vnto the Lord: and euery one, that [Note: Ebr. with whom was found. ] had Shittim wood for any maner worke of the ministration, brought it.

25 And all the women that were [Note: [e] Which were wittie & expert. ] wise hearted, did spin with their hands, and brought ye spun worke, euen the blewe silke, and the purple, the skarlet, and the fine linen.


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[The peoples readines. The curtaines, boardes, and barres are made.]




26 Likewise al the women, [Note: [f] That is, which were good spinners. ] whose hearts were moued with knowledge, spun goates heare.

27 And ye rulers brought onix stones, & stones to be set in the Ephod, and in the brest plate:

28 Also spice, and oyle for light, and for the [Note: Chap.30.23. ] anoynting oyle, and for the sweete perfume.

29 Euery man and woman of the children of Israel, whose hearts moued the willingly to bring for all the worke which the Lorde had commanded the to make [Note: [g] Vsing Moses as a minister thereof. ] by the hand of Moses, brought a free offring to the Lord.

30 Then Moses sayde vnto the children of Israel, Beholde, [Note: Chap.31.2. ] the Lord hath called by name Bezaleel the sonne of Vri, the sonne of Hur of the tribe of Iudah,

31 And hath filled him [Note: Or, with the spirit of God. ] with an excellent spirit of wisdome, of vnderstanding, and of knowledge, and in all maner worke,

32 To finde out curious workes, to worke in golde, and in siluer, and in brasse,

33 And in grauing stones to set them, and in karuing of wood, euen to make any maner of fine worke.

34 And he hath put in his heart that hee may teach other: both hee, and Aholiab the sonne of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan:

35 Them hath he filled with wisdome of heart to worke all maner [Note: [h] Perteining to grauing, or karuing, or such like. ] of cunning [Note: Chap.26.1. ] and broidred, and needle worke: in blewe silke, and in purple, in skarlet, and in fine linnen and weauing, euen to do all maner of worke and subtill inuentions.


CHAP. XXXVI.


5 The great readines of the people, in so much that he commanded them to cease. 8 The curtaines made. 19 The couering. 20 The boards. 31 The Barres, 35 and the waile.

1 Then wrought Bezaleel, and Aholiab, and all [Note: Ebr.wise in heart. ] cunning men, to whome the Lorde gaue wisedome, and vnderstanding, to knowe howe to worke all maner worke for the seruice of the [Note: [a] By the Sanctuarie he meaneth here all the Tabernacle. ] Sanctuarie, according to all that the Lorde had commanded.

2 For Moses had called Bezaleel, and Aholiab, and all the wise hearted men, in whose heartes the Lorde had giuen wisedome, euen as many as their hearts encouraged to come vnto that worke to worke it.

3 And they receiued of Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the worke of the seruice of the Sanctuary, to make it: also [Note: [b] Meaning the Israelites. ] they brought still vnto him free giftes euery morning.

4 So all the wise men, that wrought all the holy worke, came euery man from his worke which they wrought,

5 And spake to Moses, saying, The people bring too [Note: [c] A rare example and notable to see the people so ready to serue God with their goods. ] much, and more then ynough for the vse of the worke, which the Lord hath commanded to be made.

6 Then Moses gaue a commandement, and they caused it to be proclaymed throughout the hoste, saying, Let neither man nor woman prepare any more worke for the oblation of the Sanctuarie. So the people were stayed from offring.

7 For the stuffe they had, was sufficient for all the worke to make it, and too much.

8 [Note: Chap.26.3,4. ] All the cunning men therefore among the workemen, made for the Tabernacle ten curtaines of fine twined linnen, and of blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet: [Note: [d] Which were litle pictures with wings in the forme of children. ] Cherubims of broydred worke made they vpon them.

[The curtaines, boardes, and barres are made.]




9 The length of one curtaine was twentie & eight cubits, & the breadth of one curtaine foure cubites: and the curtaines were all of one cise.

10 And he coupled fiue curtaines together, & other fiue coupled he together.

11 And he made strings of blewe silke by the edge of one curtaine, in the seluedge of the coupling: likewise he made on the side of the other curtaine in the seluedge in the second coupling.

12 [Note: Chap.26.10. ] Fiftie strings made he in the one curtaine, and fiftie strings made he in the edge of the other curtaine, which was in the second coupling: the strings were set one against another.

13 After, he made fiftie [Note: Or, hookes. ] taches of golde, and coupled the curtaines one to another with the taches: so was it one Tabernacle.

14 Also he made curtaines of goates heare for the [Note: Or, pauillion. ] couering vpon the Tabernacle: he made them to the nomber of eleuen curtaines.

15 The length of one curtaine had thirtie cubites, & the bredth of one curtaine foure cubites: the eleuen curtaines were of one cise.

16 And hee coupled fiue curtaines by themselues, and sixe curtaines by themselues:

17 Also he made fiftie strings vpon the edge of one curtaine in the seluedge in the coupling, & fiftie strings made hee vpon the edge of the other curtaine in the second coupling.

18 He made also fiftie taches of brasse to couple the couering that it might be one.

19 And he made a [Note: [e] These two were aboue the couering of goates heare. ] couering vpon the pauilion of rams skinnes dyed red, and a couering of badgers skinnes aboue.

20 Likewise he made the boards for the Tabernacle, of Shittim wood to [Note: [f] And to beare vp the curtaines of the Tabernacle. ] stand vp.

21 The length of a board was ten cubites, and the bredth of one board was a cubite, & an halfe.

22 One board had two tenons, set in order as the feete of a ladder, one against another: thus made he for all the boardes of the Tabernacle.

23 So he made twentie boardes for the South side of the Tabernacle, euen full South.

24 And fourtie sockets of siluer made he vnder the twentie boardes, two sockets vnder one board for his two tenons, and two sockets vnder another board for his two tenons.

25 Also for the other side of the Tabernacle toward the North, he made twentie boards,

26 And their fourtie sockets of siluer, two sockets vnder one board, and two sockets vnder another boarde.

27 Likewise toward [Note: [g] Or, towarde the Sea, which was the Sea called Mediterraneum Westward from Ierusalem. ] the Westside of the Tabernacle he made sixe boardes.

28 And two boardes made he in the corners of the Tabernacle, for either side,

29 And they were [Note: Chap.26.24. ] ioyned beneath, and likewise were made sure aboue with a ring: thus he did to both in both corners.

30 So there were eight boards & their sixteene sockets of siluer, vnder euery board two sockets.

31 After, he made [Note: Chap.25.28. and 30.4,5. ] barres of Shittim wood, fiue for the boards in ye one side of ye Tabernacle,

32 And fiue barres for the boardes in the other side of the Tabernacle, and fiue barres for the boards of the Tabernacle on the side toward the West.

33 And he made the middest barre to shoote through the boards, from the one end to ye other.

34 He ouerlayd also the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold for places for the barres, [Page]

[The vaile, Merciseat, Table, & Candlesticke:]



and couered the barres with golde.

35 Moreouer he made a [Note: [h] Which was betweene the Sactuarie & the Holiest of all. ] vaile of blew silke, and purple, & of skarlet, and of fine twined linen: with Cherubims of broydred worke made he it:

36 And made thereunto foure pillars of Shittim, & ouerlayd them with golde: whose [Note: Or, heads. ] hookes were also of golde, and hee cast for them foure sockets of siluer.

37 And he made an [Note: [i] Which was betweene the court & the Sanctuarie. ] hanging for the Tabernacle doore, of blew silke, & purple, and skarlet, and fine twined linnen, and needle worke,

38 And the fiue pillars of it with their hookes, and ouerlayde their chapiters & their [Note: Or, grauen borders. ] filets with golde, but their fiue sockets were of brasse.


CHAP. XXXVII.


1 The Arke. 6 The Merciseate. 10 The Table. 17 The Candlesticke. 25 The Altar of incense.

1 After this, Bezaleel made the [Note: Cbap.25.10. ] Arke of Shittim wood, two cubites and an halfe long and a cubite and an halfe broade, and a cubite and an halfe hie:

2 And ouerlayde it with fine golde within and without, and made a [Note: [a] Like battelments. ] crowne of golde to it rounde about,

3 And cast for it foure rings of golde for the foure corners of it: that is, two rings for the one side of it, & two rings for the other side thereof.

4 Also he made barres of Shittim wood, and couered them with golde,

5 And put the barres in the rings by the sides of the Arke, to beare the Arke.

6 And he made the [Note: Chap.25.17. ] Merciseate of pure golde: two cubites and an halfe was the length thereof, and one cubite and an halfe the breadth thereof.

7 And he made two Cherubims of gold, vpo the two endes of the Merciseate: euen of worke beaten with the hammer made he them.

8 One Cherub on the one ende, and another Cherub on the other ende: [Note: [b] Of the selfe same matter that the Merciseate was. ] of the Merciseate made he the Cherubims, at ye two endes thereof.

9 And the Cherubims spread out their wings on hie, & couered the Merciseat with their wings, & their faces were one towards another: towarde the Merciseat were the faces of the Cherubims.

10 Also he made ye Table of Shittim wood: two cubites was the length thereof, and a cubite the breadth thereof, and a cubite and an halfe the height of it.

11 And hee ouerlayde it with fine golde, and made thereto a crowne of golde round about.

12 Also he made thereto a border of an [Note: Or, foure fingers. ] hand breadth round about, and made vpon the border a crowne of golde round about.

13 And he cast for it foure rings of gold, and put the rings in the foure corners that were in the foure feete thereof.

14 Against the border were the rings, as places for the barres to beare the Table.

15 And he made the barres of Shittim wood, & couered them with golde to beare the Table.

16 [Note: Chap.25.29. ] Also he made the instruments for the Table of pure golde: dishes for it, and incense cuppes for it, and goblets for it, & couerings for it, wherewith it should be couered.

17 Likewise he made the Candlesticke of pure golde: of worke beaten out with the hammer made he the Candlesticke: and his shaft, and his branche, his bolles, his knops, and his floures were of one piece.

[The Altar of perfume, Lauer, &c.]




18 And sixe branches came out of the sides thereof: three branches of the Candlesticke out of the one side of it, and three branches of the Candlesticke out of the other side of it.

19 In one branche three bolles made like almondes, a knop & a floure: and in another branch three bolles made like almondes, a knop and a floure: and so throughout the sixe branches that proceeded out of the Candlesticke.

20 And vpon the Candlesticke were foure bolles after the facion of almondes, the knoppes thereof and the floures thereof:

21 That is, vnder euery two branches a knop made thereof, & a knop vnder the second branch thereof, and a knop vnder the thirde branche thereof, according to the sixe branches comming out of it.

22 Their knops & their branches were of the same: it was all one [Note: Chap.25.31. ] beaten worke of pure gold.

23 And he made for it seuen lampes with the snuffers, and snufdishes thereof of pure golde.

24 Of a [Note: [c] Reade Chap. 25.39. ] talent of pure golde made he it with all the instruments thereof.

25 Furthermore he made the [Note: Chap.30.1,2,34. ] perfume altar of Shittim wood: the length of it was a cubite, & the breadth of it a cubite (it was square) and two cubites hie, & the hornes thereof were of ye same.

26 And he couered it with pure gold, both the top and the sides thereof rounde about, and the hornes of it, and made vnto it a crowne of golde round about.

27 And he made two rings of gold for it, vnder the crowne thereof in the two corners of the two sides thereof, to put barres in for to beare it therewith.

28 Also he made the barres of Shittim wood, and ouerlayde them with golde.

29 And he made the holy [Note: Chap.30.23,35. ] anointing oyle, & the sweete pure incense after ye apothecaries arte.


CHAP. XXXVIII.


1 The altar of burnt offrings. 8 The brasen Lauer. 9 The Court. 24 The summe of that the people offred.

1 Also he made the altar of the burnt offering [Note: Chap.27.1 ] of Shittim wood: fiue cubites was the length therof, and fiue cubites the breadth thereof: it was square and three cubites hie.

2 And hee made vnto it hornes in the foure corners thereof: the hornes thereof were of the same, and he ouerlayd it with brasse.

3 Also he made al the instruments of the altar: the [Note: Chap.27.3. ] ashpans, and the besoms, and the basins, the fleshhookes, and the [Note: Or, fire pannes. ] censers: all the instruments thereof made he of brasse.

4 Moreouer he made a brasen grate wrought like a net to the Altar, vnder the compasse of it beneath in the [Note: [a] So that the gridyron or grate was halfe so hie as the altar, & stoode within it. ] middes of it,

5 And cast foure rings of brasse for the foure endes of the grate to put barres in.

6 And he made the barres of Shittim wood, and couered them with brasse.

7 The which barres he put into the rings on the sides of the altar to beare it withall, & made it [Note: Chap.27.8. ] hollow within the boardes.

8 Also he made the Lauer of brasse, & the foote of it of brasse of the [Note: [b] R. Kimhi saith, that the women brought their looking glasses, which were of brasse or fine metal, & offred them freely vnto the vse of the Tabernacle: which was a bright thing and of great maiestie. ] glasses of the women that did assemble & came together at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

9 Finally he made the court on the South side full South: the hangings of the court were of fine twined linnen, hauing an hundreth cubites.


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[The golde and siluer of the Tabernacle.]




10 Their pillars were twentie, and their brasen sockets twentie: the hookes of the pillars, and their filets were of siluer.

11 And on the Northside the hanginges were an hundreth cubites: their pillars twentie, & their sockets of brasse twentie, the hookes of the pillars and their filets of siluer.

12 On the Westside also were hangings of fiftie cubites, their ten pillars with their ten sockets: the hookes of the pillars and their filets of siluer.

13 And toward ye Eastside, full East were hangings of fiftie cubites.

14 The hangings of the one side were fifteene cubites, their three pillars, and their three sockets:

15 [Note: Chap.27.14. ] And of the other side of the court gate on both sides were hangings of fifteene cubites, with their three pillars and their three sockets.

16 All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen:

17 But the sockets of ye pillars were of brasse: the hookes of the pillars and their filets of siluer, and the couering of their chapiters of siluer: and all the pillars of the court were hooped about with siluer.

18 He made also the hanging of the gate of the court of needle worke, blewe silke, and purple, & skarlet, and fine twined linen euen twentie cubites long, and fiue cubites in height & bredth, [Note: Ebr. ouer against. ] like the hangings of the court.

19 And their pillars were foure wt their foure sockets of brasse: their hookes of siluer, & the couering of their chapiters, & their filets of siluer.

20 But all the [Note: Chap.27.19. ] pins of the Tabernacle and of the court round about were of brasse.

21 These are the parts of the Tabernacle, I meane, of the Tabernacle of the Testimonie, which was appovnted by the commandement of Moses for the office of the [Note: [c] That the Leuites might haue the charge thereof, and minister in ye same, as did Eleazar and Ithamar, Nom.3.4. ] Leuites by the hande of Ithamar sonne to Aaron the Priest.

22 So Bezaleel the sonne of Vri the sonne of Hur of the tribe of Iudah, made all that the Lord commanded Moses.

23 And with him Aholiab sonne of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, a [Note: [d] As a grauer, or carpenter, Chap. 31.4. ] cunning workeman & an embroiderer & a worker of needle work in blew silke, & in purple, & in skarlet, and in fine linen.

24 All ye gold that was occupied in all ye worke wrought for the holy place (which was the gold of the offring) was nine and twentie talents, and seuen hundreth and thirtie shekels, according to the shekel of the Sanctuarie.

25 But the siluer of them that were numbred in the Congregation, was an hundreth talents, and a thousand seuen hundreth seuentie and fiue shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie.

26 A [Note: Or, halfe a shekell. ] portion for a man, that is, halfe a shekel after ye shekel of the Sanctuarie, for all them that were numbred from twentie yeere olde & aboue, among sixe hundreth thousande, and three thousand, and fiue hundreth and fiftie men.

27 Moreouer there were an hundreth talentes of siluer, to cast ye sockets of ye Sanctuary, and the sockets of the vaile: an hundreth sockets of an hundreth talents, a talent for a socket.

28 But he made the hookes for the pillars of a thousande seuen hundreth and seuentie and fiue shekels, and ouerlayde their chapiters, and made filets about them.

29 Also the brasse of the offering was seuentie [Note: [e] Reade the weight of a talent, Chap.25.39. ] talents, and two thousande, and foure hundreth

[The Ephod and brestplate.]



shekels.

30 Whereof he made the sockets to the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the brasen altar, and the brasen grate which was for it, with all the instruments of the Altar,

31 And the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets for the court gate, & al the [Note: Chap.27.19. ] pins of the Tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.


CHAP. XXXIX.


1 The apparell of Aaron and his sonnes. 32 All that the Lord commanded, was made, and finished. 43 Moses blesseth the people.

1 Moreouer they made [Note: [a] As couerings for the Arke, the Candlesticke, the Altars, and such like. ] garments of ministration to minister in the Sanctuarie of blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet: they [Note: Chap.31.10. and 35.15. ] made also the holy garments for Aaron, as the Lord had comanded Moses.

2 So he made the Ephod of gold, blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine twined linen.

3 And they did beate the golde into thinne plates, and cut it into wiers, to worke it in ye blewe silke and in the purple, and in the skarlet, and in the fine linen, with broydred worke.

4 For the which they made shoulders to couple together: for it was closed by the two edges thereof.

5 And the broydred garde of his Ephod that was vpon him, was of the same stuffe, and of like worke: euen of golde, of blewe silke, and purple, & skarlet, and fine twined linen, as the Lorde had commanded Moses.

6 And they wrought [Note: Chap.28.9. ] two Onix stones closed in ouches of golde, and graued, as [Note: [b] That is, of very fine and curious workemanship. ] signets are grauen, with the names of the children of Israel,

7 And put them on the shoulders of the Ephod, as stones for a [Note: Chap.28.12. ] remembrance of the children of Israel, as the Lorde had commaunded Moses.

8 Also he made the brestplate of broydred worke like the worke of the Ephod: to wit, of gold, blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine twined linen.

9 They made the brest plate double, & it was square, an hand breadth long, & an hand breadth broad: it was also double.

10 And they filled it with foure rowes of stones. The order was thus, a Rubie, a Topaze, & a Carbuncle in the first rowe:

11 And in the seconde rowe, an Emeraude, a Saphir, and a Diamond:

12 Also in the thirde rowe, [Note: [c] Or, a ligure, which stone autors write that it commeth of the vrine of the beast called lynx. ] a Turkeis, an Achate, and an Hematite:

13 Likewise in the fourth rowe, a Chrysolite, an Onix, and a Iasper: closed and set in ouches of golde.

14 So the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, euen twelue [Note: [d] That is, euery tribe had his name written in a stone. ] after their names, grauen like signets euery one after his name according to the twelue tribes.

15 After, they made vpon the brest plate cheines at the endes, of wrethen worke and pure golde.

16 They made also two bosses of golde, and two golde rings, and put the two rings in the two corners of the brest plate.

17 And they put ye two wrethe cheines of gold in the two rings, in the corners of the brest plate.

18 Also the two other endes of the two wrethen [Page]

[Aaron and his sonnes apparell.]



chaines they fastened in the two bosses, and put the on the shoulders of the Ephod vpon the forefront of it.

19 Likewise they made two rings of gold, and put them in the two other corners of the brest plate vpon the edge of it, which was on the inside of the Ephod.

20 They made also two other golden rings, & put them on the two sides of the Ephod, beneath on the foreside of it, & ouer against his coupling aboue the broydered garde of the Ephod.

21 Then they fastened the brest plate by his rings vnto the rings of the Ephod, with a lace of blewe silke, that it might bee fast vpon the broydered garde of the Ephod, and that the brest plate should not be loosed fro the Ephod, as the Lorde had commanded Moses.

22 Moreouer, he made the robe of the [Note: [e] Which was next vnder the Ephod. ] Ephod of wouen worke, altogether of blewe silke.

23 And [Note: [f] Where he should put thorowe his head. ] the hole of the robe was in the middes of it, as the coller of an habergeon, with an edge about the coller, that it shoulde not rent.

24 And they made vpon the skirts of the robe pomegranates, of blewe silke, and purple, and skarlet, and fine linen twined.

25 They made also [Note: Chap.28.33. ] belles of pure gold and put the belles betweene the pomegranates vpon the skirtes of the robe rounde about betweene the pomegranates.

26 A bel and a pomegranate, a bel & a pomegranate round about the skirts of the robe to minister in, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

27 After, they made coates of fine linen, of wouen worke for Aaron and for his sonnes.

28 And the miter of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen [Note: Chap.28.42. ] breeches of fine twined linen,

29 And the girdle of fine twined linen, and of blew silke, and purple, and skarlet, euen of needle worke, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

30 Finally they made the plate for the holy crowne of fine golde, and wrote vpon it a superscription like to the grauing of a signet, [Note: Chap.28.36. ] HOLINES TO THE LORD.

31 And they tied vnto it a lace of blewe silke to fasten it on hie vpon the miter, as the Lorde had commanded Moses.

32 Thus was all the worke of the Tabernacle, euen of the [Note: Chap.27.21. ] Tabernacle of the Congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to al that the Lord had commanded Moses: so dyd they.

33 Afterwarde they brought the Tabernacle vnto Moses, the Tabernacle and al his instruments, his taches, his boards, his barres, and his pillers, and his sockets,

34 And the couering of rammes skinnes died red, and the couerings of badgers skinnes, & the [Note: [g] So called, because it hanged before the merciseat and couered it from sight, Chap. 35.12. ] couering vaile.

35 The Arke of the Testimony, and the barres thereof, and the Merciseate,

36 The Table, with all the instruments thereof, and the shewebread,

37 The pure Candlesticke, the lampes thereof, euen the lampes [Note: [h] Or, which Aaro dressed and refreshed with oyle euery morning, Chap.30.7. ] set in order, and all the instruments thereof, and the oyle for light:

38 Also the golden Altar and the anoynting oyle, and the sweete incense, and the hanging of the Tabernacle doore,

39 The brasen Altar with his grate of brasse,

[The Tabernacle reared vp, with the appertinances.]



his barres and all his instrumentes, the Lauer and his foote.

40 The curtaines of the court with his pillers, and his sockets, & the hanging to the court gate, and his cordes, and his pinnes, and all the instruments of the seruice of the Tabernacle, called the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

41 Finally, the ministring garmentes to serue in the Sanctuarie, and the holy garmentes for Aaron the Priest, and his sonnes garmentes to minister in the Priestes office.

42 According to euery poynt that the Lorde had [Note: [i] Signifying that in Gods matters man may neither adde, nor diminish. ] commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the worke.

43 And Moses beheld al the worke, & behold, they had done it as the Lord had commanded: so had they done: and Moses [Note: [k] Praised God for the peoples diligence and prayed for them. ] blessed them.


CHAP. XL.


1 The Tabernacle with the appertinances is reared vp. 34 The glorie of the Lorde appeareth in the cloude couering the Tabernacle.

1 Then the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 In the [Note: [a] After that Moses had bene 40. dayes & 40. nights in the mount, that is, from the beginning of August to the tenth of September, hee came downe, and caused this woorke to be done: which being finished, was set vp in Abib, which moneth conteineth halfe March and halfe April. ] first day of the first moneth in the very first of the same moneth shalt thou set vp the Tabernacle, called ye Tabernacle of the Congregation:

3 And thou shalt put therein the Arke of the Testimonie, and couer the Arke with the vaile.

4 Also thou shalt bring in the [Note: Reade Chap.26. 35. ] Table, and set it in order as it doth require: thou shalt also bring in the Candlesticke, and light his lampes,

5 And thou shalt set ye incense Altar [Note: [b] That is, ye altar of perfume or to burne incense on. ] of gold before the Arke of the Testimonie, and put the [Note: [c] This hanging or vaile was betwene the Sanctuarie and the court. ] hanging at the doore of the Tabernacle.

6 Moreouer, thou shalt set the burnt offering Altar before the doore of the Tabernacle, called the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

7 And thou shalt set the Lauer betweene the Tabernacle of the Congregation and the Altar, and put water therein.

8 Then thou shalt appoynt the courte round about, and hang vp the hanging at the courte gate.

9 After, thou shalt take the anoynting oyle, and anoynt the Tabernacle, and all that is therein, and halowe it with all the instruments thereof, that it may be holy.

10 And thou shalt anoynt the Altar of the burnt offring, and all his instrumentes, and shalt sanctifie the Altar, that it may bee an altar most holie.

11 Also thou shalt anoynt the Lauer, and his foote, and shalt sanctifie it.

12 Then thou shalt bring Aaron & his sonnes vnto the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and wash them with water.

13 And thou shalt put vpon Aaron the holy garmentes, and shalt anoynt him, and sanctifie him, that he may minister vnto me in the Priestes office.

14 Thou shalt also bring his sonnes, & clothe them with garments,

15 And shalt anoynt them as thou diddest anoynt their father, that they may minister vnto mee in the Priestes office: for their anoynting shall be a signe, that the Priesthood [Note: [d] Till both the priesthood and the ceremonies should ende, which was at Christes coming: ] shall be euerlasting vnto them throughout their generations.

16 So Moses did according to all that ye Lorde had commanded him: so did he.


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17 [Note: Nomb.7.1. ] Thus was the Tabernacle reared vp the first day of the first moneth in [Note: [e] After they came out of Egypt, Nom.7.1. ] the seconde yeere.

18 Then Moses reared vp the Tabernacle and fastened his sockets, and set vp the boardes thereof, and put in the barres of it, and reared vp his pillars.

19 And he spred the couering ouer the Tabernacle, and put the couering of that couering on hie aboue it, as the Lorde had commaunded Moses.

20 And he tooke and put the [Note: [f] That is, the tables of the lawe, Chap.31.18. and 34.29. ] Testimonie in the Arke, and put the barres in the ringes of the Arke, and set the Merciseate on hie vpon the Arke.

21 He brought also the Arke into the Tabernacle, and hanged vp the [Note: Chap.35.12. ] couering vaile, and couered the Arke of the Testimonie, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

22 Furthermore he put the Table in the Tabernacle of the Congregation in the Northside of the Tabernacle, without the vaile,

23 And set the bread in order before the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

24 Also he put the Candlesticke in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, ouer against the Table toward ye Southside of the Tabernacle.

25 And he [Note: Or, set vp. ] lighted the lampes before the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

26 Moreouer he set the golden Altar in the Tabernacle of the Congregation before the vayle,

27 And burnt sweete incense thereon, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

28 Also he hanged vp the vayle at the

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[Note: [g] Betweene the Sanctuarie and the court. ] doore of the Tabernacle.

29 After, he set the burnt offring Altar without the doore of the Tabernacle, called the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and offered the burnt offering and the sacrifice thereon, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

30 Likewise he set the Lauer betweene the Tabernacle of the Congregation and the Altar, and powred water therein to wash with.

31 So Moses and Aaron, and his sonnes washed their handes and their feete thereat.

32 When they went into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and when they approched to the Altar, they washed, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

33 Finally, he reared vp the court rounde about the Tabernacle and the Altar, and hanged vp the vaile at the court gate: so Moses finished the worke.

34 [Note: Nomb.9.15. 1.king.8.10. ] Then the cloud couered the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the glorie of the Lorde filled the Tabernacle.

35 So Moses could not enter into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, because the cloude abode thereon, and the glorie of the Lorde filled the Tabernacle.

36 Nowe when the cloude ascended vp from the Tabernacle, the children of Israel went forward in all their iourneyes.

37 But if the cloude ascended not, then they iourneyed not till the day that it ascended.

38 For [Note: [h] Thus the presence of God preserued and guided them night and day till they came to the land promised. ] the cloude of the Lorde was vpon the Tabernacle by day, & fire was in it by night in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their iourneyes.