THE THIRD BOOKE OF MOSES, CALLED [Note: Because in this booke is chiefly intreated of the Leuites, and of things pertaining to their office. ] LEVITICVS.



Introductory matter



THE ARGVMENT.

As God daily by most singular benefites declared himselfe to be mindefull of his Church: so he would not that they shoulde haue any occasion to trust either in themselues, or to depende vpon others, either for lacke of temporall things, or ought that belonged to his diuine seruice and Religion. Therefore he ordeined diuers kindes of oblations and sacrifices, to assure them of forgiuenesse of their offences (if they offered them in true faith and obedience.) Also he appointed their Priestes and Leuites, their apparell, offices, conuersation and portion: he shewed what feastes they should obserue, and in what times. Moreouer, he declared by these sacrifices and ceremonies that the rewarde of sinne is death, and that without the blood of Christ the innocent Lambe there can be no forgiuenesse of sinnes. And because they should giue no place to their owne inuentions (which thing God most detesteth, as appeareth by the terrible example of Nadab and Abihis) he prescribed euen to the least things, what they shoulde doe, as what beastes they shoulde offer and eate: what diseases were contagious and to be auoyded: what order they should take for all maner of filthinesse and pollution to purge it: whose companie they should flee: what marriages were lawfull: and what politike lawes were profitable. Which things declared, he promised fauour and bleßing to them that kept his lawes, and threatned his curse to them that transgressed them.



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CHAP. I.


2 Of burnt offrings for particular persons. 3. 10. and 14 The maner to offer burnt offrings as well of bullockes, as of sheepe and birdes.

1 Nowe the [Note: [a] Hereby Moses declareth that he taught nothing to the people but that, which he receiued of God. ] Lorde called Moses, and spake vnto him out of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and thou shalt say vnto them, If any of you offer a sacrifice vnto the Lord, ye shall offer your sacrifice of [Note: [b] So they could offer of none other sort, but of those which were commanded. ] cattell, as of

[The Tabernacle reared vp, with the appertinances.]



beeues and of the sheepe.

3 [Note: Exod.29.10. ] If his sacrifice be a burnt offering of the heard, he shall offer a male without blemish, presenting him of his owne voluntarie will at the doore of the [Note: [c] Meaning, within the court of the Tabernacle. ] Tabernacle of the Congregation before the Lorde.

4 And he shall put his hande vpon the head of the burnt offering, and it shalbe accepted [Note: Ebr to him. ] to the Lorde, to be his atonement.

5 And [Note: [d] The Priest or Leuite. ] he shall kill the bullocke before the Lord, and the Priestes Aarons sonnes shall offer the blood, and shal sprinckle it round about vpon [Page]

[The burnt offring and meate offring.]



the [Note: [e] Of the burnt offering, Exod. 27.1. ] altar, that is by the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

6 Then shall he fley the burnt offering, and cut it in pieces.

7 So the sonnes of Aaron the Priest shall put fire vpon the altar, and lay the wood in order vpon the fire.

8 Then the Priestes Aarons sonnes shall lay the parts in order, the head & the [Note: Or, the bodie of the beast, or the fat. ] kall vpon the wood that is in the fire which is vpon the altar.

9 But the inwardes thereof and the legges thereof he shall wash in water, and the Priest shal burne all on the altar: for it is a burnt offering, an oblation made by fire, for a sweete sauour [Note: [f] Or a sauour of rest, which pacifieth the anger of the Lorde. ] vnto the Lorde.

10 And if his sacrifice for the burnt offering be of the flocks (as of the sheepe, or of the goats) he shall offer a male without blemish,

11 [Note: [g] Reade verse 5. ] And he shall kill it on the Northside of the altar [Note: [h] Before the altar of the Lorde. ] before the Lorde, and the Priestes Aarons sonnes shall sprinckle the blood thereof rounde about vpon the altar.

12 And he shall cut it in [Note: Ebr. into his pieces. ] pieces, separating his head and his [Note: Or, fat. ] kall, and the Priest shall lay them in order vpon the wood that lyeth in the fire which is on the altar:

13 But he shall wash the inwardes, and the legges with water, and the Priest shall offer the whole & burne it vpon the altar: for it is a burnt offering, an oblation made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde.

14 And if his sacrifice be a burnt offring to the Lord of ye foules, then he shall offer his sacrifice of the turtle doues, or of the yong pigeons.

15 And the Priest shall bring it vnto the altar, and [Note: [i] The Ebrewe worde signifieth to pinch off with the nayle. ] wring the necke of it asunder, & burne it on the altar: and the blood thereof shall bee [Note: Or, strained, or, pressed. ] shed vpon the side of the altar.

16 And he shall plucke out his maw with his fethers, and cast them beside the altar on the [Note: [k] On the side of the court gate in the pannes which stoode with ashes, Exod.27.3. ] East part in the place of the ashes.

17 And he shall cleaue it with his wings, but not deuide it asunder: and the Priest shall burne it vpon the altar vpon the wood that is in the fire: for it is a burnt offering, an oblation made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde.


CHAP. II.


1 The meate offring is after three sortes: of fine floure vnbaken, 4 Of bread baken, 14 And of corne in the eare.

1 And when any will offer a [Note: [a] Because the burnt offring could not be without the meate offring. ] meate offering vnto the Lorde, his offering shall be of fine floure, and he shall powre oyle vpon it, and put incense thereon,

2 And shall bring it vnto Aarons sonnes the Priestes, and [Note: [b] The Priest. ] he shall take thence his handfull of the flowre, and of the oyle with al the incense, and the Priest shall burne it for a [Note: [c] To signifie that God remembreth him that offreth. ] memoriall vpon the altar: for it is an offering made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde.

3 [Note: Ecclus.7.31. ] But the remnant of the meate offering shalbe Aarons and his sonnes: for it is [Note: [d] Therefore none coulde eate of it but the Priestes. ] most holy of the Lordes offrings made by fire.

4 If thou bring also a meate offring baken in the ouen, it shalbe an vnleauened cake of fine floure mingled with oyle, or an vnleauened wafer anointed with oyle.

5 But if thy [Note: [e] Which is a gift offered to God to pacifie him. ] meate offring be an oblation of the frying pan, it shall be of fine flowre vnleauened, mingled with oyle.

6 And thou shalt part it in pieces, and powre

[The burnt offring and meate offring. The peace offring.]



oyle thereon: for it is a meate offring.

7 And if thy meate offring be an oblation made in the caldron, it shalbe made of fine floure with oyle.

8 After, thou shalt bring the meate offering (that is made of these things) vnto the Lord, and shalt present it vnto the Priest, and he shall bring it to the altar,

9 And the Priest shall take from the meate offring a [Note: Vers.2. ] memoriall of it, and shall burne it vpon the altar: for it is an oblation [Note: Exod.29.18. ] made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lord.

10 But that which is left of the meate offring, shalbe Aarons and his sonnes: for it is most holy of the offrings of the Lorde made by fire.

11 All the meate offrings which ye shall offer vnto the Lorde, shalbe made without leauen: for ye shall neither burne leauen nor honie in any offring of the Lorde made by fire.

12 In the oblation of the first fruits ye shal offer [Note: [f] That is, fruites, which are sweete as honie, ye may offer. ] them vnto the Lorde, but they shall not be burnt [Note: [g] But reserued for the Priestes. ] vpon the altar for a sweete sauour.

13 (All the meate offrings also shalt thou season with [Note: Mar.9.49. ] salt, neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the [Note: [h] Which they were bound (as by a couenant) to vse in all sacrifices, Nomb.18.19. 2.Chron.13.5. Ezek.43.24. or, it meaneth a sure and pure couenant. ] couenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meate offring, but vpon all thine oblations thou shalt offer salt)

14 If then thou offer a meate offring of thy first fruites vnto the Lorde, thou shalt offer for thy meate offering of thy first fruites [Note: Chap.23.14. ] eares of corne dryed by the fire, and wheate beaten out of [Note: Or, full eares: for the worde signifieth a fruitfull fielde. Reade 2.Chron.26.10.in the note g. ] the greene eares.

15 After, thou shalt put oyle vpon it, and lay incense thereon: for it is a meate offring.

16 And the Priest shall burne the memoriall of it, euen of that that is beaten, and of the oyle of it, with all the incense thereof: for it is an offring vnto the Lorde made by fire.


CHAP. III.


1 The maner of peace offerings, and beastes for the same. 17 The Israelites may neither eate fat, nor blood.

1 Also if his oblation be a [Note: [a] A sacrifice of thankesgiuing offered for peace and prosperitie, eyther generally or particularly. ] peace offering, if he will offer of the droue (whether it be male or female) he shall offer such as is without blemish, before the Lorde,

2 And shall put his hande vpon the head of his offering, and kill it at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation: and Aarons sonnes the Priestes shall sprinkle the blood vpon the altar rounde about.

3 So he shall offer [Note: [b] One part was burnt, another was to the priests, and the thirde to him that offered. ] part of the peace offerings as a sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lorde, euen the [Note: Exod.29 22. ] fat that couereth the inwardes, and all the fat that is vpon the inwardes.

4 He shall also take away the two kidneis, & the fat that is on them, and vpon [Note: Or, the which kidneis are neere the flankes. ] the flankes, and the kall on the liuer with the kidneis.

5 And Aarons sonnes shall burne it on the altar, with the burnt offering, which is vpon the wood, that is on the fire: this is a sacrifice made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde.

6 Also if his oblation be a peace offring vnto the Lorde out of ye flocke, whether it be [Note: [c] In the peace offring it was indifferent to offer eyther male or female, but in the burnt offering onely the male: so here can be offered no birdes, but in the burnt offring they might: all there was consumed with fire, and in the peace offring but a part. ] male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.

7 If he offer a lambe for his oblation, then he shall bring it before the Lorde,

8 And lay his hand vpon the head of his offring, & shall kill it before the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and Aarons sonnes shall sprinckle the blood thereof round about vpon the altar.


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9 After, of the peace offrings he shal offer [Note: [d] The burnt offring was wholy consumed and of the offring made by fire only the inwardes &c. were burnt: the shoulder and breast, with the two chawes and the mawe were the priests, and the rest his that offered. ] an offring made by fire vnto the Lord: he shall take away the fat therof, & the rump altogether, hard by the backe bone, and the fat that couereth the inwardes, & all the fat that is vpon the inwards.

10 Also hee shall take away the two kidneis, with the fat yt is vpon them, & vpon the [Note: Verse 4. ] flankes, and the kall vpon the liuer with the kidneis.

11 Then the Priest shall burne it vpon the altar, as the meat of an offring made by fire vnto the Lord.

12 Also if his offring be a goate, then shal he offer it before the Lord,

13 And shall put his hande vpon the head of it, and kil it before [Note: [e] Meaning at the northside of the Altar, Chap. 1. 1. ] the Tabernacle of the Congregation, & the sonnes of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof vpon the altar round about.

14 Then he shall offer thereof his offring, euen an offring made by fire vnto the Lorde, the fat that couereth the inwardes, and all the fatte that is vpon the inwardes.

15 Also hee shall take away the two kidneis, and the fat that is vpon them, and vpon ye flankes, and the kall vpon the liuer with the kidneis.

16 So the Priest shall burne them vpon the altar, as the meate of an offering made by fire for a sweete sauour: [Note: Chap.7.25. ] all the fatte is the Lordes.

17 This shalbe a perpetual ordinance for your generations, throughout al your dwellings, so that ye shall eate neither [Note: [f] By eating fat, was meant to be carnall, and by blood eating, was signified crueltie. ] fatte nor [Note: Gen.9.4. chap.17.14. ] blood.


CHAP. IIII.


1 The offring for sinne done of ignorance, 3 For the Priest, 13 The Congregation, 22 The ruler, 27 And the priuate man.

1 Moreouer the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, saying, If [Note: Ebr. a soule. ] any shall sinne through [Note: [a] That is, of negligence or ignorance, specially of the ceremonial lawe: for otherwise the punishments for crimes are appointed according to the transgression, Nom.15.22. ] ignorance, in any of the commandementes of the Lord, (which ought not to be done) but shall doe contrary to any of them,

3 If the [Note: [b] Meaning the hie priest. ] Priest that is anointed doe sinne (according to the sinne of the people) then shall he offer, for his sinne which hee hath sinned, a yong bullocke without blemish vnto the Lorde for a sinne offring,

4 And hee shall bring the bullocke vnto the dore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation before the Lorde, and shall put his hande vpon the bullocks head, and [Note: [c] Hereby confessing that hee deserued the same punishment which the beast suffered. ] kill the bullocke before the Lorde.

5 And the Priest that is anointed shall take of the bullocks blood, and bring it into the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

6 Then the Priest shall dippe his finger in the blood, & sprinkle of the blood seuen times before the Lord, before the vaile of the [Note: [d] Which was betweene the Holiest of all, and the Sanctuarie. ] Sanctuarie.

7 The Priest also shall put some of the blood before the Lord, vpon the hornes of the altar of sweete incense, which is in the [Note: [e] Which was in the court: meaning by the Tabernacle the Sanctuarie: and in the end of this verse it is taken for the court. ] Tabernacle of the Congregatoin, then shall hee powre [Note: Chap.5 9. ] all the rest of the blood of the bullocke at the foote of the altar of burnt offring, which is at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

8 And hee shall take away all the fat of the bullocke for the sinne offring: to wit, the fat that couereth the inwardes, and all the fatte that is about the inwardes.

9 He shall take away also the two kidneis, and the fat that is vpon them, and vpon the flankes, and the kall vpon the liuer with the kidneis,

10 As it was taken away from the bullock of

[For the Congregation and ruler.]



the peace offrings, & the Priest shall burne them vpon the altar of burnt offring.

11 [Note: Exod.29.14. nom.19.5. ] But the skinne of the bullocke, and all his flesh, with his heade, and his legs, and his inwardes, and his dung shal he beare out.

12 So he shall cary the whole bullocke out of the [Note: Hebr.13.11. ] host vnto a cleane place, where the ashes are powred, & shall burne him on ye wood in the fire: where ye ashes are cast out, shal he be burnt.

13 And if the [Note: [f] The multitude excuseth not the sinne but if all haue sinned, they must all be punished. ] whole Congregation of Israel shall sinne through ignorance, and the thing be [Note: Chap.5.2,3,4. ] hid from the eyes of the multitude, and haue done against any of the commaundementes of the Lorde which should not be done, and haue offended:

14 When the sinne which they haue committed shalbe knowen, then the Congregation shall offer a yong bullocke for the sinne, & bring him before the Tabernacle of the Congregation,

15 And the [Note: [g] For al the people could not lay on their hands: therefore it was sufficient that the Ancients of the people did it in the name of all the congregation. ] Elders of the Congregation shal put their handes vpon the head of the bullocke before the Lorde, and [Note: Or, the Priest. ] he shall kill the bullocke before the Lorde.

16 Then the Priest that is anointed, shall bring of the bullockes blood into the Tabernacle of the Congregation,

17 And the Priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle it seuen times before the Lord, euen before the vaile.

18 Also he shall put some of ye blood vpon the hornes of the altar, which is before the Lord, that is in the Tabernacle of the Congregation: then shall he powre all the rest, of the blood at ye foote of the altar of burnt offring, which is at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation,

19 And he shall take all his fat from him, and [Note: Or, make a perfume with it. ] burne it vpon the altar.

20 And the Priest shal doe with this bullocke, as he did with the bullocke for his sinne: so shall he do with this: so the Priest shal make an atonement for them, and it shalbe forgiuen them.

21 For he shal carie the bullocke without the hoste, and burne him as he burned the first bullock: for it is an offring for the sinne of the Congregation.

22 When a ruler shal sinne, and do through ignorance against any of the commaundementes of the Lorde his God, which should not be done, and shall offend,

23 If one shewe vnto him his sinne, which he hath committed, the shall he bring for his offring an [Note: Or, the male goate of the folde. ] hee goat without blemish,

24 And shall lay his hand vpon the heade of the he goate, and kill it in [Note: [h] That is, the Priest shall kill it: for it was not lawfull for anie out of that office to kill the beast. ] the place where he should kill the burnt offring before the Lord: for it is a sinne offring.

25 Then the Priest shall take of the blood of the sinne offring with his finger, and put it vpon the hornes of the burnt offring altar, and shall powre the rest of his blood at the foote of the burnt offring altar,

26 And shall burne all his fat vpon the altar, as the fat of the peace offring: so the Priest shall make an [Note: [i] Wherein hee represented Iesus Christ. ] atonement for him, concerning his sinne, and it shalbe forgiuen him.

27 Likewise if any of the [Note: Or, priuate person. ] people of ye lande shall sinne through ignoraunce in doing against any of the commandements of the Lord, which should not be done, and shall offend,

28 If one shewe him his sinne which he hath [Page]

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committed, then he shall bring for his offring, [Note: Or, the female of the goates. ] a shee goate without blemish for his sinne which he hath committed,

29 [Note: [k] Read vers.24. ] And he shall lay his hand vpon the head of the sinne offring, and slay the sinne offring in the place of burnt offring.

30 Then the Priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it vpon the hornes of the burnt offring altar, & powre all the rest of the blood thereof at the foote of the altar,

31 And shall take away all his fat, as the fat of the peace offringes is taken away, and the Priest shall burne it vpon the altar for a [Note: Exod.29.18. ] sweete sauour vnto the Lorde, and the Priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shalbe forgiuen him.

32 And if he bring a lambe for his sinne offring, he shall bring a female without blemish,

33 And shall lay his [Note: [l] Meaning that the punishment of his sinne should be laide vpon that beast, or, that he had receiued all things of God, and offred this willingly. ] hand vpon the head of the sinne offring, and hee shall slay it for a sinne offring in the place where hee shoulde kill the burnt offring.

34 Then the Priest shall take of the blood of the sinne offring with his finger, and put it vpon the hornes of the burnt offring altar, and shall powre al the rest of the blood thereof at the foote of the altar.

35 And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fatte of the lambe of the peace offrings is taken away: then the Priest shall burne it vpon the altar [Note: [m] Or, besides the burnt offrings, which were dayly offred to the Lorde. ] with the oblations of the Lord made by fire, and the Priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sinne that he hath committed, and it shalbe forgiuen him.


CHAP. V.


1 Of him that testifieth not the trueth, if hee heare another sweare falsely. 4 Of him that voweth rashly. 15 Of him that by ignoraunce withdraweth any thing dedicate to the Lord.

1 Also if [Note: Ebr. a soule. ] any haue sinned, that is, [Note: Or, if the iudge hath taken an oth of any other. ] If he haue heard the voyce of an othe, and hee can be a witnes, whether he hath seene or [Note: [a] Whereby it is commanded to beare witnesse to the truth and disclose the iniquitie of the vngodly. ] knowen of it, if hee doe not vtter it, he shall beare his iniquitie:

2 Either if one touche any vncleane thing, whether it be a carion of an vncleane beast, or a carion of vncleane cattel, or a carion of vncleane creeping things, and is not ware of it, yet he is vncleane, and hath offended:

3 Eyther if hee touche any vncleannesse of man (whatsoeuer vncleannes it be, that hee is defiled with) and is not ware of it, and after commeth to the knowledge of it, he hath sinned:

4 Either if any [Note: [b] Or vowe rashly without iust examination of the circumstances, and not knowing what shalbe the issue of the same. ] sweare and pronounce with his lippes to do euill, or to doe good (whatsoeuer it bee that a man shall pronounce with an othe) and it be hid from him, and after knoweth that he hath offended in one of these poyntes,

5 Whe he hath sinned in any of these [Note: [c] Which haue bene mentioned before in this Chapter. ] things, then he shal confesse that he hath sinned therein.

6 Therefore shall he bring his trespasse offring vnto the Lord for his sinne which he hath committed, euen a female from ye flocke, be it a lambe or a she goat for a sinne offring, and the Priest shall make an atonement for him, concerning his sinne.

7 But [Note: Ebr. if his hand cannot touch, meaning for his pouertie. ] if he be not able to bring a sheepe, he shall bring for his trespas which he hath committed, two turtle doues, or two yong pigeons vnto the Lord, one for a sinne offring, and the other for a burnt offring.

8 So he shall bring them vnto the Priest, who

[Offring for a rash vowe, for sinne done of ignorance, and of knowledge.]



shall offer the sinne offring first, and [Note: Chap.1.13. ] wring the necke of it a sunder, but not plucke it cleane off.

9 After he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sinne offring vpon the side of the altar, and the rest of the blood shall be [Note: Or, powred. ] shed at the foote of the altar: for it is a sinne offering.

10 Also he shall offer the seconde for a burnt offring [Note: Or, according to the lawe. ] as the maner is: so shall the Priest [Note: [d] Or declare him to be purged of that sinne. ] make an atonement for him (for his sinne which hee hath committed) and it shalbe forgiuen him.

11 But if he [Note: Verse.7. ] be not able to bring two turtle doues, or two yong pigeons, then he that hath sinned, shall bring for his offring, the tenth parte of an [Note: [e] Which is about a pottel. ] Ephah of fine floure for a sinne offring, he shall put none [Note: [f] As in the meat offring, Chap.2.1. ] oyle thereto, neither put any incense thereon: for it is a sinne offering.

12 Then shall hee bring it to the Priest, and the Priest shall take his handfull of it for the [Note: Chap.2.2. ] remembrance thereof, and burne it vpon the altar [Note: Chap.4.35. ] with the offrings of the Lorde made by fire: for it is a sinne offring.

13 So the Priest shal make an atonement for him, as touching his sinne that he hath committed in one of these poyntes, and it shall bee forgiuen him: and the remnant shalbe the Priests, as the meate offring.

14 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

15 If any person transgresse & sinne through ignorance [Note: [g] As touching the first fruites or tithes, due to the priests and Leuites. ] by taking away things consecrated vnto the Lorde, hee shall then bring for his trespasse offring vnto the Lorde a ramme without blemish out of the flocke, worth two shekels of siluer [Note: [h] By the estimation of the priest, chap. 27.12. ] by thy estimation after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, for a trespasse offring.

16 So hee shall restore that wherein hee hath offended, in taking away of the holy thing, and shall put the fift part more thereto, and giue it vnto the Priest: so the Priest shal make an atonement for him with the ram of ye trespasse offring, and it shalbe forgiuen him.

17 Also if any sinne and [Note: Chap.4.2. ] doe against any of the commaundementes of the Lorde, which ought not to be done, and knowe not and [Note: [i] That is, afterward remembreth that he hath sinned when his conscience doeth accuse him. ] sinne and beare his iniquitie,

18 Then shall he bring a ramme without blemishe out of the flocke, in thy estimation worth [Note: Exod.30.13. ] two shekels for a trespasse offring vnto ye Priest: and the Priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his [Note: [k] Els if his sinne against God come of malice, hee must die, Nom. 15 30. ] ignorance wherein he erred, and was not ware: so it shalbe forgiuen him.

19 This is the trespasse offring for the trespasse committed against the Lord.


CHAP. VI.


6 The offring for sinnes which are done willingly. 9 The law of the burnt offringes. 13 The fire must abide euermore vpon the altar. 14 The lawe of the meate offring. 20 The offrings of Aaron, and his sonnes.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 If any sinne and commit a trespasse against the Lorde, and denie vnto his neighbour that, which was take him to keepe, or that which was put to him [Note: [a] To bestowe and occupie for the vse of him that gaue it. ] of trust, or doth by [Note: [b] By any guile or vnlawfull meanes. ] robberie, or by violence oppresse his neighbour,

3 Or hath found that which was lost, and denieth it, and sweareth falsely, [Note: Nom.5.6. ] for any of these things that a man doeth, [Note: [c] Wherein he can not but sinne: or, wherein a man accustometh to sinne by periurie or such like thing. ] wherein he sinneth:

4 When, I say, he thus sinneth & trespasseth, he shall then restore the robbery that he robbed, or the thing taken by violence which hee tooke by force, or the thing which was deliuered him

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to keepe, or the lost thing which he founde,
5 Or for whatsoeuer he hath sworne falsely, he shall both restore it in the whole [Note: Nomb.5.7. ] summe, and shall adde the fift parte more thereto, and giue it vnto him to whome perteyneth, the same day that he offreth for trespasse.

6 Also he shall bring for his trespasse vnto the Lorde, a ramme without blemish out of the [Note: Chap 5.15. ] flocke in thy estimation worth two shekels for a trespasse offring vnto the Priest.

7 And the Priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lorde, and it shall be forgiuen him, whatsoeuer thing he hath done, and trespassed therein.

8 Then the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

9 Commaund Aaron and his sonnes, saying, This is the [Note: [d] That is, the Ceremonies which ought to be obserued therein. ] lawe of the burnt offring, (it is the burnt offring because it burneth vpon the altar al the night vnto the morning, and the fire burneth on the altar)

10 And the Priest shall put on his linen garment, and shall put on his linen breeches vpon [Note: [e] Vpon his secrete partes, Exod 28.43. ] his flesh, and take away the ashes when the fire hath consumed the burnt offring vpon the altar, and he shall put them beside the [Note: [f] In the ashpannes appointed for that vse. ] altar.

11 After, he shal put off his garments, and put on other raiment, and cary the ashes foorth without the hoste vnto a cleane place.

12 But the fire vpon the altar shall burne thereon and neuer be put out: wherefore the Priest shall burne wood on it euery morning, and lay the burnt offering in order vpon it, and he shall burne thereon the fat of the peace offrings.

13 The fire shall euer burne vpon the altar, and neuer go out.

14 [Note: Chap.2.1. nomb.15.4. ] Also this is the lawe of the meate offring, which Aarons sonnes shall offer in the presence of the Lorde, before the altar.

15 He shall euen take thence his handfull of fine flowre of the meate offring and of the oyle, & all the incense which is vpon the meat offring, and shall burne it vpon the altar for a sweete sauour, as a [Note: Chap.2.9. ] memoriall therefore vnto the Lorde:

16 But the rest thereof shall Aaron and his sonnes eate: it shalbe eaten without leauen in the holy place: in the court of the Tabernacle of the Congregation they shall eate it.

17 It shall not be [Note: [g] Or kned with leauen and after baken. ] baken with leauen: I haue giuen it for their portion of mine offrings made by fire: for it is as the sinne offering and as the trespasse offring.

18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eate of it: It shalbe a statute for euer in your generations concerning the offrings of the Lord, made by fire: [Note: Exod.29.37. ] whatsoeuer toucheth them shall be holy.

19 Agayne the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

20 This is the offering of Aaron & his sonnes, which they shall offer vnto the Lorde in the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an [Note: Exod.16.36. ] Ephah of fine floure, for a meate offering [Note: [h] So oft as the hie priest shalbe elected and anointed. ] perpetuall: halfe of it in ye morning, & halfe thereof at night.

21 In the frying panne it shalbe made with oyle: thou shalt bring it fryed, and shalt offer the [Note: Or, fryed. ] baken pieces of the meate offering for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde.

22 And the Priest that is [Note: [i] His sonne that shal succeede him. ] anointed in his steade, among his sonnes shall offer it: It is the Lordes ordinance for euer, it shall be burnt altogether.

[The trespasse offring.]




23 For euery meate offring of the Priest shall be burnt altogether, it shall not be eaten.

24 Furthermore, the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

25 Speake vnto Aaron, and vnto his sonnes, and say, This is the Lawe of the sinne offering, In the place where the burnt offring is killed, shall the sinne offring be killed before the Lord, for it is most holy.

26 The Priest that offreth this sinne offring, shall eate it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of ye Tabernacle of the Congregation.

27 Whatsoeuer shall touch the flesh thereof shalbe holy: & when there droppeth of the blood thereof vpon a [Note: [k] Meaning the garment of the Priest. ] garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it droppeth in the holy place.

28 Also the earthen pot that it is sodden in, shalbe broken, but if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall both be scoured and washed with [Note: [l] Which was in the lauer, Exod 30.18. ] water.

29 All the males among the Priestes shal eate thereof, for it is most holy.

30 [Note: Chap.4.5. hebr.13 11. ] But no sinne offering, whose blood is brought into the Tabernacle of the Congregation to make reconciliation in the holy place, shalbe eaten, but shalbe burnt in the [Note: [m] Out of the campe, Chap.4.12. ] fire.



CHAP. VII.


1 The lawe of the trespasse offring: 11 Also of the peace offrings. 23 The fat and the blood may not be eaten.

1 Likewise this is the lawe of the [Note: [a] Which is for the smaller sinnes and such as are committed by ignorance. ] trespasse offering, it is most holy.

2 In the place [Note: [b] At the court gate. ] where they kill the burnt offering, shall they kill the trespasse offering, and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle rounde about vpon the altar.

3 All the fat thereof also shall [Note: [c] The Priest. ] he offer, the rumpe, and the fat that couereth the inwardes.

4 After he shall take away the two kidneis, with the fat that is on them & vpon the flankes, and the kall on the liuer with the kidneis.

5 Then the Priest shall burne them vpon the altar, for an offring made by fire vnto the Lorde: this is a trespasse offring.

6 All the males among the Priestes shall eate thereof, it shalbe eaten in the holy place, for it is most holy.

7 As the sinne offring is, so is the trespasse offring, one [Note: [d] The same ceremonies: notwithstanding that this worde trespasse signifieth lesse then sinne. ] lawe serueth for both: [Note: [e] Meaning the rest which is left and not burnt. ] that wherewith the Priest shall make atonement, shalbe his.

8 Also the Priest that offereth any mans burnt offring, shall haue the skinne of the burnt offring which he hath offered.

9 And all the meate offring that is baken in the ouen, and that is dressed in the pan, and in the frying pan, shall be the Priestes that offereth it.

10 And euery meate offering mingled with oyle, and that is [Note: [f] Because it had no oyle nor licour. ] dry, shall pertaine vnto all the sonnes of Aaron, to all alike.

11 Furthermore, this is the lawe of the peace offrings, which he shall offer vnto the Lorde.

12 If he offer it to [Note: [g] Peace offrings conteyne a confession and thankesgiuing for a benefite receiued, and also a vowe, and free offring to receiue a benefite. ] giue thankes, then he shal offer for his thankes offering, vnleauened cakes mingled with oyle, and vnleauened wafers anointed with oyle, and fine floure fryed with the cakes mingled with oyle.

13 He shall offer also his offring with cakes of leauened bread, for his peace offrings, to giue thankes.

14 And of all the sacrifice he shall offer one cake for an heaue offering vnto the Lorde, and [Page]

[Of peace offrings. Aarons portion.]



it shalbe the Priestes that sprinckleth the blood of the peace offrings.

15 Also the flesh of his peace offerings, for thankesgiuing, shalbe eaten the same day that it is offered: he shall leaue nothing thereof vntill the morning.

16 But if the sacrifice of his offring be a [Note: [h] If he make a vowe to offer: for els the flesh of the peace offerings must be eate the same day. ] vow, or a free offering, it shalbe eaten the same day that he offreth his sacrifice: and so in the morning the residue thereof shalbe eaten.

17 But as much of the offered flesh as remaineth vnto the third day, shalbe burnt with fire.

18 For if any of the flesh of his peace offrings be eaten in the third day, he shall not be accepted that offereth it, neither shall it be reckoned vnto him, but shalbe an abomination: therefore ye person that eateth of it shall [Note: [i] The sinne, wherefore he offered shall remaine. ] beare his iniquitie.

19 The flesh also that toucheth any vncleane [Note: [k] After it be sacrificed. ] thing, shall not be eaten, but burnt wt fire: but [Note: [l] Of the peace offring, that is cleane. ] of this flesh all that be cleane shal eate thereof.

20 But if any eate of the flesh of the peace offerings that pertaineth to the Lorde, hauing his [Note: Chap.15.3. ] vncleannesse vpon him, euen the same person shalbe cut off from his people.

21 Moreouer, whe any toucheth any vncleane thing, as the vncleannesse of man, or of an vncleane beast, or of any filthie abomination, and eate of the flesh of the peace offrings, which pertaineth vnto the Lorde, euen that person shalbe cut off from his people.

22 Againe ye Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

23 Speake vnto the children of Israel, & say, [Note: Chap.3.17. ] Ye shall eate no fat of beeues, nor of sheepe, nor of goates:

24 Yet the fat of the dead beast, and the fat of that, which is torne with beastes, shalbe occupied to any vse, but ye shall not eate of it.

25 For whosoeuer eateth the fat of the beast, of the which he shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lorde, euen the person that eateth, shalbe cut off from his people.

26 Neither [Note: Gene.9.4. chap.17.14. ] shall ye eate any blood, either of foule, or of beast in all your dwellings.

27 Euery person that eateth any blood, euen the same person shall be cut off from his people.

28 And the Lord talked with Moses, saying,

29 Speake vnto the children of Israel, & say, Hee that offereth his peace offerings vnto the Lorde, shall bring his gifte vnto the Lorde of his peace offerings:

30 His [Note: [m] And shoulde not sende it by another. ] handes shall bring the offerings of the Lorde made by fire: euen the fatte with the breast shall he bring, that the breast may be [Note: Exod.29.24. ] shaken to and fro before the Lorde.

31 Then the Priest shall burne the fatte vpon the Altar, and the breast shall be Aarons and his sonnes.

32 And the right shoulder shall ye giue vnto the Priest for an heaue offering, of your peace offrings.

33 The same that offreth the blood of ye peace offrings, and the fatte, among the sonnes of Aaron, shall haue the right shoulder for his parte.

34 For the breast shaken to and fro, and the shoulder lifted vp, haue I taken of the children of Israel, euen of their peace offrings, and haue giuen them vnto Aaron the Priest and vnto his sonnes by a statute for euer from among the children of Israel.

35 This is the [Note: [n] That is, his priuiledge, reward and portion. ] anointing of Aaron, & the

[Aaron and his sonnes are annoynted.]



anointing of his sonnes, concerning the offerings of the Lord made by fire, in the day when he presented them to serue in the Priestes office vnto the Lorde.

36 The which portions the Lorde commanded to giue them in the day that he anointed them from among the children of Israel, by a statute for euer in their generations.

37 This is also the lawe of the burnt offring of the meate offring, and of the sinne offring, and of the trespasse offring, and of the [Note: [o] Which sacrifice was offered when the Priestes were consecrated, Exod.29.22. ] consecrations, and of the peace offrings,

38 Which the Lorde commaunded Moses in the mount Sinai, when he commanded the children of Israel to offer their giftes vnto the Lorde in the wildernesse of Sinai.


CHAP. VIII.


12 The anointing of Aaron, and his sonnes, with the sacrifice concerning the same.

1 Afterwarde the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 [Note: Exod.28.1,4. ] Take Aaron and his sonnes with him, and the garments and the [Note: Exod.30 24. ] anointing oyle, and a bullocke for the sinne offring, & two rammes, and a basket of vnleauened bread,

3 And assemble all the company at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

4 So Moses did as the Lord had commanded him, & the companie was assembled at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

5 Then Moses said vnto the company, [Note: Exod.29.4. ] This is the thing which the Lorde hath commaunded to doe.

6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sonnes, and washed them with water,

7 And put vpon him the coate, and girded him with a girdle, & clothed him with the robe, and put the Ephod on him, which he girded with the broydred garde of the Ephod, and bounde it vnto him therewith.

8 After he put the brest plate thereon, and put in the breast plate [Note: Exod.28.30. ] the Vrim and the Thummim.

9 Also he put the miter vpon his head, and put vpon the miter on the fore front the golden plate, and the [Note: [a] So called because this superscription, Holines to the Lorde, was grauen in it. ] holy crowne, as the Lorde had commanded Moses.

10 (Nowe Moses had taken the anointing oyle, and anoynted the [Note: [b] That is, the Holiest of all, the Sanctuarie and the court. ] Tabernacle, and al that was therein, and sanctified them,

11 And sprinkled thereof vpon the altar seuen times, and anointed the altar and all his instruments, and the lauer, and his foote, to sanctifie them)

12 [Note: Ecclus.45.15. psal.133.2. ] And he powred of the anointing oyle vpon Aarons head, and anointed him, to sanctifie him.

13 After, Moses brought Aarons sonnes, and put coates vpon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonets vpon their heades, as the Lorde had commanded Moses.

14 [Note: Exod.29.1. chap.9.2. ] Then he brought the bullocke for the sinne offring, and Aaron and his sonnes put their handes vpon the head of the bullocke for the sinne offring.

15 And Moses slew him, and tooke the blood, which he put vpon the hornes of the [Note: [c] Of the burnt offring. ] Altar roud about wt his finger, and purified the altar, & powred the rest of the blood at the foote of ye altar: so he sanctified [Note: [d] To offer for the sinnes of the people. ] it, to make reconciliation vpon it.


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[Aaron and his sonnes are annoynted.]




16 Then he tooke all the fatte that was vpon the inwardes, and the kall of the liuer and the two kidneis, with their fat, which Moses burned vpon the Altar.

17 But the bullocke and his [Note: [e] In other burnt offrings, which are not of consecration, or offring for himselfe, the priest hath the skinne, Chap.7.8. ] hide, and his flesh, and his doung, hee burnt with fire without the host as the Lord had commanded Moses.

18 Also hee brought the ram for the burnt offring, and Aaron and his sonnes put their hands vpon the head of the ramme.

19 So Moses killed it, and sprinkled the blood vpon the Altar round about,

20 And Moses cut the ram in pieces, & burnt the head with the pieces, and the fat,

21 And washed the inwardes and the legges in water: so Moses burnt the ram euery whit vpon ye Altar: for it was a burnt offring for a sweete sauour, which was made by fire vnto the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

22 [Note: Exo.29 31. ] After, he brought the other ram, the ram of consecrations, and Aaron and his sonnes layed their handes vpon the head of the ram,

23 Which Moses [Note: [f] Moses did this because that the Priests were not yet established in their office. ] slewe, and tooke of the blood of it, and put it vpon the lappe of Aarons right eare, & vpon the thumbe of his right hand, and vpon the great toe of his right foote.

24 Then Moses brought Aarons sonnes, and put of the blood on the lap of their right eares, and vpon the thumbes of their right handes, and vpon the great toes of their right feete, and Moses sprinckled the rest of the blood vpon the Altar round about.

25 And he tooke the fat & the rumpe and all the fat that was vpon the inwards, and the kall of the liuer, and the two kidneis with their fat, & the right shoulder.

26 Also he tooke of ye basket of ye vnleauened bread that was before the Lorde, one vnleauened cake and a cake of oiled bread, & one wafer, and put them on the fat, & vpon the right shoulder.

27 So hee put [Note: Exod.29.24. ] all in Aarons handes, and in his sonnes handes, and shooke it to and fro before the Lord.

28 After, Moses tooke the out of their hands, & burnt them vpon the altar for a burnt offring: for these were consecrations for a sweete sauour which were made by fire vnto the Lord.

29 Likewise Moses tooke the breast of the ram of consecrations, & shooke it to and fro before the Lord: for it was Moses [Note: Exod.29.26. ] portion, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

30 Also Moses tooke of the anointing oyle, and of the blood which was vpon the Altar, and sprinkled it vpon Aaron, vpon his garments, and vpon his sonnes, and on his sonnes garments with him: so hee sanctified Aaron, his garments, & his sonnes, and his sonnes garments with him.

31 Afterward Moses saide vnto Aaron and his sonnes, Seethe the flesh at the doore of the [Note: [g] At the doore of the court. ] Tabernacle of the Congregation, & there [Note: Exod 29.32. chap.24.9. ] eate it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sonnes shall eate it,

32 But that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread, shall ye burne with fire.

33 And ye shall not depart from the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation seuen dayes, vntill the dayes of your consecrations bee at an ende: [Note: Exod.29.35. ] for seuen dayes, saide the Lorde, shall hee [Note: Ebr.fill your handes. ] consecrate you,

[Aarons first offrings.]




34 As [Note: Or, as I haue done. ] hee hath done this day: so the Lorde hath commanded to doe, to make an atonement for you.

35 Therefore shall yee abide at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation day and night, seuen dayes, and shall keepe the watch of the Lord, yt ye dye not: for so I am commanded.

36 So Aaron and his sonnes did all thinges which the Lorde had commanded by the [Note: [h] By commission giuen to Moses. ] hand of Moses.


CHAP. IX.


8 The first offrings of Aaron. 22 Aaron blesseth the people. 23 The glorie of the Lord is shewed. 24 The fire commeth from the Lord.

1 And in the [Note: [a] After their consecration: for the seuen dayes before, the priestes were consecrate. ] eight day Moses called Aaron and his sonnes, and the Elders of Israel:

2 [Note: Exo.29 1. ] Then hee sayde vnto Aaron, Take thee a yong calfe for a [Note: [b] Aaron entreth into the possession of the priesthood and offreth the foure principall sacrifices: the burnt offring, the sinne offring, the peace offrings, & the meat offring. ] sinne offring, and a ram for a burnt offring, both without blemish, and bring them before the Lord.

3 And vnto the children of Israel thou shalt speake, saying, Take yee an hee goate for a sinne offring, and a calfe, and a lambe, both of a yeere olde, without blemish for a burnt offring:

4 Also a bullock, and a ramme for peace offringes, to offer before the Lorde, and a meate offring mingled with oyle: for to day the Lorde will appeare vnto you.

5 Then they brought that which Moses commanded before the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and all the assembly drewe neere and stood before the [Note: [c] Before the altar, where his glory appeared. ] Lord.

6 (For Moses had sayde, This is the thing, which the Lord commaunded that ye should do, and the glory of the Lord shal appeare vnto you)

7 Then Moses sayd vnto Aaron, Draw neere to the Altar, and offer thy sinne offering, and thy burnt offring, and make an attonement for [Note: [d] Reade for the vnderstanding of this place, Ebr.5.3. & 7.27. ] thee and for the people: offer also the offring of the people, and make an atonement for them, as the Lord hath commaunded.

8 Aaron therefore went vnto the Altar, and killed the calfe of the sinne offring, which was for himselfe.

9 And the sonnes of Aaron brought ye blood vnto him, and he dipt his finger in the blood, and put it vpon the hornes of the Altar, and powred the rest of the blood at the foote of the Altar.

10 But the fat and the kidneis and the kall of the liuer of the sinne offring, he [Note: [e] That is, he laied them in order, and so they were burnt when the Lord sent downe fire. ] burnt vpon the Altar, as the Lord had commaunded Moses.

11 The flesh also and the hide hee burnt with fire without the hoste.

12 After, he slewe the burnt offering, and Aarons sonnes brought vnto him the blood, which he sprinckled round about vpon the Altar.

13 Also they brought the burnt offring vnto him with the pieces thereof, and the head, and he burnt them vpon the Altar.

14 Likewise he did wash the inwardes and the legs, and [Note: [f] All this must be vnderstand of the preparation of the sacrifices which were burnt after, verse.24. ] burnt them vpon the burnt offring on the Altar.

15 Then he offred the peoples offring, and tooke a goate, which was the sinne offring for the people, and slewe it: and offred it for sinne, as the first:

16 So he offred the burnt offring, and prepared it, according to the maner.

17 He presented also the meate offring, & filled his hand thereof, and [Note: Exod.29.38. ] beside the burnt sacrifice [Page]

[Nadab and Abihu burnt.]



of the morning he burnt this vpon the Altar.

18 He slewe also the bullock, and the ram for the peace offrings, that was for the people, and Arons sonnes brought vnto him the blood, which he sprinkled vpon the Altar round about,

19 With the fat of the bullocke, and of the ram, the rumpe, and that which couereth the inwards and the kidneis, and the kall of the liuer.

20 So they layed the fat vpon the breasts, and he burnt the fat vpon the Altar.

21 But the [Note: [g] Of the bullock and the ramme. ] breastes and the ryght shoulder Aaron shooke to and fro before the Lord, as the Lord had commaunded Moses.

22 So Aaron lift vp his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and [Note: [h] Because the altar was neere the Sanctuarie which was the vpper end, therefore he is saide to come downe. ] came downe from offring of the sinne offring, and the burnt offring, and the peace offrings.

23 After, Moses and Aaron went into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and came out, and [Note: [i] Or prayed for the people. ] blessed the people, [Note: 2.Mac.2.8. ] and the glorie of the Lord appeared to all the people.

24 [Note: Gen.4.4. 1.king.18.38. 2.chro.7.1. 2.mac.2.10,11. ] And there came a fire out from the Lord and consumed vpon the Altar the burnt offring and the fatte: which when all the people sawe, they [Note: Or, gaue a shoute for ioye. ] gaue thankes, and fell on their faces.


CHAP. X.


2 Nadab and Abihu are burnt. 6 Israel mourneth for them, but the Priests might not. 9 The Priestes are forbidden wine.

1 Bvt [Note: Nom.3.4. & 26. 61. 1.chro.24.2. ] Nadab and Abihu, the sonnes of Aaron, tooke either of them his censor, and put fire therein, and put incense thereupon, and offred [Note: [a] Not taken of the altar which was sent from heauen, and endured till the captiuitie of Babylon. ] strange fire before the Lorde, which hee had not commaunded them.

2 Therefore a fire went out from the Lord, & deuoured them: so they dyed before the Lord.

3 Then Moses sayde vnto Aaron, This is it that the Lord spake, saying, I will bee [Note: [b] I will punishe them that serue me otherwise then I haue commanded not sparing the chiefe, that the people may feare and praise my iudgements. ] sanctified in the that come neere me, & before all the people I will be glorified: but Aaron held his peace.

4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan the sonnes of Vzziel, the vncle of Aaron, & saide vnto them, Come neere, cary your [Note: Or, cousins. ] brethre from before the Sanctuarie out of the hoste.

5 Then they went, and caried them in their coates out of the host, as Moses had comaunded.

6 After, Moses saide vnto Aaron and vnto Eleazar & Ithamar his sonnes, [Note: [c] As though ye lamented for them, preferring your carnall affection to Gods iust iudgement, Chap.19.28. deut.14 1. ] Vncouer not your heads, neither rent your clothes, least ye dye, and least wrath come vpon all ye people: but let your brethren, all the house of Israel bewayle the burning which the Lorde hath [Note: [d] In destroying Nabad and Abihu the chiefe, and menacing the rest except they repent. ] kindled.

7 And go not yee out from the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, least ye dye: for the anointing oyle of the Lorde is vpon you: and they did according to Moses commaundement.

8 And the Lorde spake vnto Aaron, saying,

9 Thou shalt not drinke wine nor [Note: Or, drinke that maketh drunke. ] strong drinke, thou, nor thy sonnes with thee, when yee come into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, lest ye die: this is an ordinance for euer throughout your generations,

10 That ye may put difference betweene the holy and the vnholy, and betweene the cleane and the vncleane,

11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lorde hath commaunded them by the [Note: Or, commission. ] hand of Moses.

12 Then Moses saide vnto Aaron and vnto Eleazar and to Ithamar his sonnes that were left, Take the meate offring that remaineth of the

[Beastes cleane and vncleane.]



offrings of the Lorde, made by fire, and eate it without leauen beside ye altar: for it is most holy:

13 And ye shall eate it in the holy place, because it is thy duetie and thy sonnes duety of the offringes of the Lorde made by fire: for so I am commannded.

14 Also the [Note: Exod.29.24. ] shaken breast and the heaue shoulder shall yee eate in [Note: Or, where is no vncleannesse. ] a cleane place: thou, and thy sonnes, and thy [Note: [e] For the breast & shoulders of the peace offerings might bee brought to their families so that their daughters might eate of them, as also of the offrings of first fruits, the first borne, and the Easter lambe, Reade Chap.22. 12, 13. ] daughters with thee: for they are giuen as thy [Note: Or, right, or portion. ] duetie & thy sonnes duety, of the peace offringes of the children of Israel.

15 The heaue shoulder, and the shaken breast shall they bring with the offringes made by fire of the fat, to shake it to and fro before the Lord, and it shalbe thine and thy sonnes with thee by a lawe for euer, as the Lord hath commaunded.

16 [Note: 2.Mac.2.11. ] And Moses sought the goate that was offred for sinne, and lo, it was burnt: therefore he was angrie with Eleazar and Ithamar the sonnes of Aaron, which were [Note: [f] And not consumed as Nadab, and Abihu. ] left aliue, saying,

17 Wherfore haue ye not eaten the sinne offring in the holy place, seeing it is most Holie? & God hath giuen it you, to beare the iniquitie of the Congregation, to make an atonement for them before the Lorde.

18 Beholde, the blood of it was not brought within the holy place: ye should haue eaten it in the holy place, [Note: Chap.6.26. ] as I commaunded.

19 And Aaron said vnto Moses, Behold, this day [Note: [g] That is, Nadab, and Abihu. ] haue they offred their sinne offring, and their burnt offring before the Lorde, and such things as thou knowest are come vnto mee: If I had eaten the sinne offring to day, should it haue bene accepted in the sight of the Lord?

20 So when Moses heard it, he was [Note: [h] Moses bare with his infirmitie, considering his great sorowe, but doth not leaue an example to forgiue them that maliciously transgresse the commaundement of God. ] content.


CHAP. XI.


1 Of beastes, fishes and birds, which bee cleane, and which bee vncleane.

1 After, the Lord spake vnto Moses and to Aaron, saying vnto them,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say, [Note: Gene.7.2. deut.14. 4 act.10.14. ] These are the beastes which yee [Note: [a] Or, whereof ye may eate. ] shall eate, among all the beasts that are on the earth.

3 Whatsoeuer parteth the [Note: [b] He noteth foure sortes of beastes: some chewe the cud onely, and some haue onely the foote cleft: others neither chew the cud nor haue the hoofe cleft: the fourth both chew the cud and haue the hoofe deuided which may be eaten. ] hoofe, and is clouen footed, and cheweth the cudde, among the beastes, that shall ye eate.

4 But of them that chewe the cud, or deuide the hoofe onely, of them yee shall not eate: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, & deuideth not ye hoofe, he shall be vncleane vnto you.

5 Likewise the conie, because he cheweth the cud and deuideth not the hoofe, he shall bee vncleane to you.

6 Also the hare, because he cheweth the cud, and deuideth not the hoofe, he shalbe vncleane to you.

7 [Note: 2.Mac.6.18. ] And the swine, because he parteth ye hoofe and is clouen footed, but cheweth not the cud, he shalbe vncleane to you.

8 Of their [Note: [c] God woulde that hereby for a time they should be discerned as his people from the Gentiles. ] flesh shall yee not eate, and their carkeise shall yee not touch: for they shall bee vncleane to you.

9 These shall ye eate, of all that are in the waters: whatsoeuer hath finnes & skales in ye waters, in the seas, or in the riuers, them shal ye eate.

10 But all that haue not finnes nor skales in the seas, or in the riuers, of all that [Note: [d] As litle fishe ingendered of the slime. ] moueth in the waters, and of al [Note: [e] As they which come of generation. ] liuing things that are in the waters, they shalbe an abomination vnto you.

11 They, I say, shalbe an abomination to you:

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ye shall not eate of their flesh, but shall abhorre their carkeis.
12 Whatsoeuer hath not fins nor skales in the waters, that shalbe abomination vnto you.

13 These shal ye haue also in abomination among the foules, they shal not be eaten: for they are an abomination, the egle, and the [Note: Or, gryphin, as is in the Greeke. ] goshauke, and the osprey:

14 Also the vultur, & the kite after his kinde,

15 And all rauens after their kinde:

16 The ostrich also, and the night crowe, and the [Note: Or, cuckowe. ] seameaw, and the hauke after his kinde:

17 The litle owle also, and the connorant, and the great owle.

18 Also the [Note: Or, porphyrie. ] redshanke and the pelicane, and the swanne:

19 The storke also, the heron after his kinde, and the lapwing, and the backe:

20 Also euery foule yt creepeth & goeth vpon all foure, such shalbe an abomination vnto you.

21 Yet these shal ye eate: of euery foule that creepeth, and goeth vpon all foure which [Note: Or, haue no bowings on their feete. ] haue their feete and legs all of one to leape withal vpon the earth,

22 Of them ye shal eate these, the grashopper after his kinde, & the [Note: [f] These were certaine kindes of grashoppers, which are not now properly knowen. ] solean after his kinde, the hargol after his kinde, & the hagab after his kind.

23 But al other foules that creepe & haue foure feete, they shalbe abomination vnto you.

24 For by such ye shalbe polluted: whosoeuer toucheth their carkeis, shalbe vncleane vnto the euening.

25 Whosoeuer also [Note: [g] Out of the campe. ] beareth of their carkeis, shal wash his clothes, and be vncleane vntil euen.

26 Euery beast that hath clawes deuided, and is [Note: Or, hath not his foote clouen in two. ] not clouen footed, nor cheweth the cud, such shalbe vncleane vnto you: euery one that toucheth them, shalbe vncleane.

27 And whatsoeuer goeth vpon his pawes among all maner beastes that goeth on all foure, such shalbe vncleane vnto you: who so doth touch their carkeis shalbe vncleane vntil the euen.

28 And he that beareth their carkeis, shal wash his clothes, and be vncleane vntill the euen: for such shalbe vncleane vnto you.

29 Also these shalbe vncleane to you amog the things that creepe and moue vpon the earth, the weasell, and the mouse, and the [Note: [h] The greene frog that sitteth on the bushes. ] [Note: Or, crocodile. ] frog, after his kinde:

30 Also the rat, and the lizard, and the chameleon, and the stellio, and the molle.

31 These shall be vncleane to you among all that creepe: whosoeuer doeth touch them when they be dead, shalbe vncleane vntil the euen.

32 Also whatsoeuer any of the dead carkeises of them doth fall vpon, shalbe vncleane, whether it be vessel of wood, or rayment, or [Note: [i] As a bottel or bagge. ] skinne, or sacke: whatsoeuer vessel it be that is occupied, it shalbe put in the water as vncleane vntil the euen, and so be purified.

33 But euery earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoeuer is within it shalbe vncleane, and [Note: Chap.6.28. ] ye shal breake it.

34 Al meate also that shalbe eaten, if any such water come vpon it, shalbe vncleane: & all drinke yt shalbe drunke in al such vessels shalbe vncleane.

35 And euery thing that their carkeis fall vpon, shalbe vncleane: the fornais or the pot shalbe broken: for they are vncleane, & shalbe vncleane vnto you.

[Purifying of women.]




36 Yet the fountaines and welles where there is plentie of water shalbe cleane: but that which [Note: [k] So much of the water as toucheth it. ] toucheth their carkeises shalbe vncleane.

37 And if there fal of their dead carkeis vpo any seede, which vseth to be sowe, it shalbe cleane.

38 But if any [Note: [l] He speaketh of seede, that is layd to steepe before it be sowen. ] water be powred vpon ye seede, and there fal of their dead carkeis thereon, it shal be vncleane vnto you.

39 If also any beast, whereof ye may eate, die, he that toucheth the carkeis thereof shal be vncleane vntil the euen.

40 And he that eateth of the carkeis of it, shal wash his clothes and be vncleane vntil the euen: he also that beareth the carkeis of it, shal wash his clothes, and be vncleane vntil the euen.

41 Euery creeping thing therefore that creepeth vpon the earth shalbe an abomination, and not be eaten.

42 Whatsoeuer goeth vpon the breast, and whatsoeuer goeth vpon al foure, or that hath many feete among all creeping thinges that creepe vpon the earth, ye shal not eate of them, for they shalbe abomination.

43 Ye shall not pollute your selues with any thing that creepeth, neither make your selues vncleane with them, neither defile your selues thereby: ye shal not, I say, be defiled by them,

44 For I am the Lord your God: be sanctified therefore, and be [Note: [m] He sheweth why God did chuse them to be his people, 1.Pet. 1.15. ] holy, for I am holy, and defile not your selues with any creeping thing, that creepeth vpon the earth.

45 For I am the Lorde that brought you out of the lande of Egypt, to be your God, and that you should be holy, for I am holy.

46 This is the law of beasts, and of foules, and of euery liuing thing that moueth in the waters, and of euery thing that creepeth vpon the earth:

47 That there may be a difference betweene the vncleane and cleane, and betweene the beast that may be eaten, and the beast that ought not to be eaten.



CHAP. XII.


2 A lawe howe women shoulde be purged after their deliuerance.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say, When a woman hath brought forth seede, & borne a manchilde, shee shalbe vncleane [Note: [a] So that her husband for that time could not resort to her. ] seuen dayes, like as she is vncleane when she is put apart for her [Note: Or, floures. ] [Note: Chap.15.19. ] disease.

3 [Note: Luke 2.21. iohn 7.22. ] (And in the eight day, the foreskin of the childes flesh shalbe circumcised)

4 And she shal continue in the blood of her purifying three [Note: [b] Besides the first seuen dayes. ] and thirtie dayes: she shal touch no [Note: [c] As sacrifice or such like. ] halowed thing, nor come into the [Note: [d] That is, into the court gate, til after fourtie dayes. ] Sanctuarie, vntil the time of her purifying be out.

5 But if she beare a mayde childe, then shee shalbe vncleane two [Note: [e] Twise so long as if shee bare a manchilde. ] weekes, as when shee hath her disease: and she shal continue in the blood of her purifying three score and sixe dayes.

6 Nowe when the dayes of her purifying are out, (whether it be for a sonne or for a daughter) shee shal bring to the Priest a lambe of one yeere olde for a burnt offering, and a yong pigeon or a turtle doue for a sinne offring, vnto the doore of the [Note: [f] Where ye burnt offrings were wont to be offred ] Tabernacle of the Congregation,

7 Who shal offer it before the Lord, & make an atonement for her: so she shalbe purged of the issue of her blood this is the law for her that hath borne a male or female.
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8 But if she [Note: Ebr. yf her hande finde not the worth of a lambe. ] bee not able to bring a lambe, she shall bring two [Note: Luke 2.34. ] turtles, or two yong pigeons: the one for a burnt offring, and the other for a sinne offring: and the Priest shall make an atonement for her: so she shal be cleane.


CHAP. XIII.


2 What cosiderations the Priest ought to obserue in iudging the leprosie, 28 The blacke spot or skab, 47 and the leprie of the garment.

1 Moreouer the Lorde spake vnto Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

2 The man that shall haue in the skin of his flesh a swelling or a skab, or a white spot, so that in the skinne of his flesh [Note: [a] That it may bee suspected to bee the leprie. ] it be like the plague of leprosie, then he shalbe brought vnto Aaron the Priest, or vnto one of his sonnes the Priestes,

3 And the Priest shall looke on the sore in the skinne of his flesh: if the heare in the sore be turned into white, and the sore seeme to be [Note: [b] That is, shrunk in, & be lower then the rest of the skin. ] lower then the skinne of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosie. therefore the Priest shall looke on him, and [Note: Ebr. shall pollute him. ] pronounce him vncleane:

4 But if the white spot be in the skinne of his flesh, and seeme not to bee lower then the skin, nor the heare thereof be turned vnto white, then the Priest shall shut vp him that hath the plague, seuen dayes.

5 After, the Priest shall looke vpon him the seuenth day: and if the plague seeme [Note: Ebr. in his eyes. ] to him to abide still, and the plague growe not in the skin, the Priest shal shut him vp yet seuen dayes more.

6 Then the Priest shall looke on him againe the seuenth day, and if the plague [Note: [c] As hauing the skinne drawen together, or blackish. ] be darke, and the sore grow not in the skinne, then the Priest shal [Note: Ebr shall chuse him. ] pronounce him cleane, for it is a skab: therefore he shall washe his clothes and be cleane.

7 But if the skab growe more in the skinne, after that he is seene of ye Priest for to be purged, he shall be seene of the Priest yet againe.

8 Then the Priest shall consider, and if the skab [Note: Or, be spread abroade. ] growe in the skin, then the Priest shal pronounce him [Note: [d] As touching his bodily disease: for his disease was not imputed to him for sinne before God, though it were the punishment of sinne. ] vncleane: for it is leprosie.

9 When the plague of leprosie is in a man, he shalbe brought vnto the Priest,

10 And the Priest shall see him: and if the swelling be white in ye skin, & haue made ye heare white, and there be rawe flesh in the swelling,

11 It is an old leprosie in the skin of his flesh: and the Priest shall pronounce him vncleane, and shall not shut him vp, for he is vncleane.

12 Also if the leprosie [Note: Or, budde. ] breake out in the skin, and the leprosie couer all the skin of the plague, from his head euen to his feete, wheresoeuer the Priest looketh,

13 Then the Priest shall consider: and if the leprosie couer all his flesh, he shal pronounce the plague to bee [Note: [e] For it is not that contagious leprie that infecteth, but a kinde of skirfe, which hath not the flesh rawe as the leprosie. ] cleane, because it is all turned into whitenesse: so he shalbe cleane.

14 But if there be raw flesh on him when he is seene, he shalbe vncleane.

15 For the Priest shall see the rawe flesh, and declare him to be vncleane: for the rawe flesh is [Note: [f] That is, declareth that the flesh is not sound, but is in danger to be leprous. ] vncleane, therefore it is the leprosie.

16 Or if the rawe flesh change and be turned into white, then he shall come to the Priest,

17 And the Priest shal beholde him and if the sore be changed into white, then the Priest shall pronounce the plague cleane, for it is cleane.

18 The flesh also in whose skin there is [Note: Or, impostume. ] a bile and is healed,

[The discerning of leprosie in the flesh, and in the garment.]




19 And in ye place of the bile there be a white swelling, or a white spot somewhat reddish, it shal be seene of the Priest.

20 And when the Priest seeth it, if it appeare lower then the skinne, and the heare thereof bee changed into white, ye Priest then shal pronounce him [Note: [g] None were exempted, but if the Priest pronounced him vncleane, he was put out from among the people: as appeareth by Marie the prophetesse, Nom.12. 14. & by king Vziah, 2.Chro.26. 20. ] vncleane: for it is a plague of leprosie, broken out in the bile.

21 But if the Priest looke on it, & there be no white heares therein, and if it bee not lower then the skin, but be darker, then the Priest shall shut him vp seuen dayes.

22 And if it spred abroad in the flesh, ye Priest shall pronounce him vncleane, for it is a sore.

23 But if the spot continue in his place, and growe not, it is a burning bile: therefore the Priest shall declare him to be cleane.

24 If there be any flesh, in whose skin there is an hote burning, & the quick flesh of ye burning haue a [Note: [h] If he haue a white spot in the place, where the burning was, and was after healed. ] white spot, somewhat reddish or pale,

25 Then the Priest shall looke vpon it: and if the heare in that spot be changed into white, and it appeare lower then the skin, it is a leprosie broken out in the burning therefore the Priest shall pronounce him vncleane: for it is the plague of leprosie.

26 But if the Priest looke on it, and there be no white heare in the spot, and be no lower then the other skinne, but be darker, then the Priest shall shut him vp seuen dayes.

27 After, the Priest shall looke on him the seuenth day: if it be growen abroad in the skinne, then the Priest shall pronounce him vncleane: for it is the plague of leprosie.

28 And if the spot abide in his place, not growing in the skin, but is darke, it is a [Note: Or, swelling. ] rising of the burning: the Priest shall therefore declare him cleane, for it is the drying vp of the burning.

29 If also a man or woman hath a sore on the head or in the beard,

30 Then the Priest shall see his sore: and if it appeare lower then the skin, and there be in it a smal yelow [Note: [i] Which was not wont to be there, or els smaller then in any other parte of the body. ] heare, then the Priest shal pronouce him vncleane: for it is a blacke spot, and leprosie of the head or of the beard.

31 And if the Priest looke on the sore of the blacke spotte, and if it seeme not lower then the skinne, nor haue any blacke heare in it, then the Priest shall shut vp him, that hath the sore of the blacke spot, seuen dayes.

32 After, in the seuenth day the Priest shall looke on the sore: and if the blacke spot growe not, and there be in it no yelowe heare, and the blacke spot seeme not lower then the skinne,

33 Then he shalbe shauen, but the place of the blacke spot shall he not shaue: but the Priest shall shut vp him, that hath the blacke spot, seuen dayes more.

34 And the seuenth day the Priest shall looke on the blacke spot: and if the blacke spot growe not in the skinne, nor seeme lower then the other skinne, then the Priest shall clense him, and hee shall wash his clothes, and be cleane.

35 But if the blacke spot growe abroad in the flesh after his clensing,

36 Then the Priest shall looke on it: & if the blacke spot grow in the skin, the Priest shall not [Note: [k] He shall not care whether the yelowe heare be there, or no. ] seeke for the yelowe heare: for he is vncleane.

37 But if ye blacke spot seeme to him to abide, and that blacke heare growe therein, the blacke

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spot is healed, he is cleane, and the Priest shall declare him to be cleane.
38 Furthermore if there bee many white spots in the skin of the flesh of man or woman,

39 Then the Priest shall consider: and if the spots in the skin of their flesh be somewhat darke and white withall, it is but a white spot broken out in the skin: therefore he is cleane.

40 And the man whose heare is fallen off his head, and is balde, is cleane.

41 And if his head lose the [Note: [l] By sickenesse, or any other inconuenience. ] heare on the forepart, and be balde before, he is cleane.

42 But if there be in the balde head, or in the balde forehead a white reddish sore, it is a leprosie springing in his balde head, or in his balde forehead.

43 Therefore the Priest shall looke vpon it, & if the rising of the sore bee white reddish in his balde head, or in his bald forehead, appearing like leprosie in the skin of the flesh,

44 He is a leper and vncleane: therefore the Priest shall pronounce him altogether vncleane: for the sore is in his head.

45 The leper also in whom the plague is, shall haue his clothes [Note: [m] In signe of sorowe and lamentation. ] rent, and his head bare, & shall put a couering vpon his [Note: [n] Either in token of mourning, or for feare of infecting others. ] lips, and shal cry, I am vncleane, I am vncleane.

46 As long as the disease shall be vpon him, he shalbe polluted, for he is vncleane: he shall dwell alone, [Note: Nom.5.2. 2.king. 15.5. ] without the campe shall his habitation be.

47 Also the garment that the plague of leprosie is in, whether it be a wollen garment or a linen garment,

48 Whether it bee in the warpe or in ye woofe of linen or of wollen, either in a skin, or in any thing made of skin,

49 And if the sore be greene or somewhat reddish in the garment or in ye skin, or in the warpe, or in the woofe, or in any thing that is made of [Note: [o] Whether it be garment, vessell, or instrument. ] skin, it is a plague of leprosie and shalbe shewed vnto the Priest.

50 Then the Priest shall see the plague, and shut vp it that hath the plague, seuen dayes,

51 And shall looke on the plague the seuenth day: if the plague growe in the garment or in the warpe, or in the woofe, or in the skinne, or in any thing that is made of skin, that plague is a fretting leprosie and vncleane.

52 And hee shall burne the garment, or the warpe, or the woofe, whether it bee wollen or linen, or any thing that is made of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a freating leprosie, therefore it shalbe burnt in the fire.

53 If the Priest yet see that the plague [Note: [p] But abide still in one place, as verse 37. ] grow not in the garment, or in the woofe, or in whatsoeuer thing of skin it be,

54 Then the Priest shall commaunde them to wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it vp seuen dayes more.

55 Againe ye Priest shall looke on the plague, after it is washed: and if the plague haue not changed his [Note: [q] But remaine as it did before. ] colour, though the plague haue spred no further, it is vncleane: thou shalt burne it in the fire, for it is a fret inwarde, [Note: [r] Or, whether it be in any bare place before, or behinde. ] whether the spot bee in the bare place of the whole, or in part thereof.

56 And if the Priest see that the plague bee darker, after that it is washed, he shall cut it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the

[Clensing of the leper.]



warpe, or out of the woofe.

57 And if it appeare stil in ye garment or in the warpe, or in the woofe, or in any thing made of skin, it is a spreading leprie: thou shalt burne the thing wherein the plague is, in the fire.

58 If thou hast washed ye garment or ye warpe, or ye woofe, or whatsouer thing of skin it be, if the plague be departed therefrom, then shal it be washed [Note: [s] To the intent he might be sure that the leprosie was departed, and that all occasion of infection might be taken away. ] the second time, and be cleane.

59 This is the lawe of the plague of leprosie in a garment of wollen or linnen, or in the warpe, or in the woofe, or in any thing of skin, to make it cleane or vncleane.



CHAP. XIIII.


3 The clensing of the leper, 34 And of the house that he is in.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 [Note: Matth.8.2. mark.1.40. luk.5.12. ] This is the [Note: [a] Or the ceremony which shalbe vsed in his purgation. ] law of the leper in the day of his clensing: that is, he shall be brought vnto the Priest,

3 And the Priest shall go out of the campe, & the Priest shall consider him: and if the plague of leprosie be healed in the leper,

4 Then shall the Priest commaunde to take for him that is clensed, two [Note: Or, litle birdes. ] sparrowes aliue and [Note: [b] Of birdes which were permitted to be eaten. ] cleane, and cedar wood and a skarlet lace, and hyssope.

5 And the Priest shall commaunde to kill one of the birdes ouer [Note: [c] Running water, or of the foutaine. ] pure water in an earthen vessell.

6 After, he shall take the liue sparowe with the cedar wood, and the skarlet lace, and the hyssope, and shall dip them and the liuing sparowe in the blood of the sparowe slaine, ouer the pure water,

7 And hee shall sprinkle vpon him, that must be clensed of his leprosie, seuen times, and clense him, and shall [Note: [d] Signifying that he that was made cleane, was set at libertie, and restored to the companie of others. ] let goe the liue sparowe into the broad fielde.

8 Then he that shall be clensed, shall wash his clothes, and shaue off all his heare, and wash himselfe in water, so he shalbe cleane: after that shall he come into the host, but shall tary without his tent seuen dayes.

9 So in the seuenth day hee shall shaue off all his heare, both his head, and his beard, and his eye browes: euen all his heare shall he shaue, and shall wash his clothes and shall wash his flesh in water: so he shalbe cleane.

10 Then in the eight day he shal take two hee lambes without [Note: [e] Which hath no imperfection in any member. ] blemish, and an ewe lambe of a yere olde without blemish, and three tenth deales of fine flower for a meate offering, mingled with oyle, [Note: [f] This measure in Ebrewe is called, log, and conteineth sixe egges in measure. ] and a pint of oyle.

11 And the Priest that maketh him cleane shal bring the man which is to bee made cleane, and those things, before the Lord, at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

12 Then the Priest shall take one lambe, and offer him for a trespasse offering, and the pint of oyle, and [Note: Exod.29.24. ] shake the to and fro before the Lord.

13 And hee shall kill the lambe in the place where the sinne offring and the burnt offring are slaine, euen in the holy place: for as the [Note: Chap.7.7. ] sinne offring is the Priests, so is the trespasse offring: for it is most holy.

14 So the Priest shal take of the blood of the trespasse offring, and put it vpon the lappe of the right eare of him that shalbe clensed, and vpon the thumbe of his right hand, and vpon the great toe of his right foote.

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and powre it into the palme of his left hand,

16 And the Priest shal dip his [Note: Ebr. the finger of his right hand. ] right finger in the oyle that is in his left hand, & sprinkle of the oyle with his finger seuen times before the Lord.

17 And of the rest of the oyle that is in his hand, shal the Priest put vpon the lap of the right eare of him that is to bee clensed, and vpon the thumbe of his right hand, and vpon the great toe of his right foote, [Note: Ebr. vpon the blood of the trespasse offring. ] where the blood of the trespasse offring was put.

18 But the remnant of the oyle that is in the Priests hand, he shal powre vpon the head of him that is to be clensed: so the Priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord.

19 And the Priest shal offer the sinne offring and make an atonement for him that is to bee clensed of his vncleannesse: then after shall he kill the burnt offring.

20 So the Priest shal offer ye burnt offring and the meat offring vpon ye altar and the Priest shall make an atonement for him: so he shalbe cleane.

21 But if he be poore, and [Note: Ebr. his hand can not take it. ] not able, then he shall bring one lambe for a trespasse offring to be shaken, for his reconciliation, and a [Note: [g] Which is an omer, Reade Exod. 16.16. ] tenth deale of fine flower mingled with oyle, for a meate offring, with a pinte of oyle.

22 Also two turtle doues, or two yong pigeons, as he is able, whereof the one shalbe a sinne offering, and the other a burnt offring,

23 And he shall bring them the eight day for his clensing vnto the Priest at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation before ye Lord.

24 The the Priest shall take the lambe of the trespasse offring, & the pint of oyle, & the Priest shall [Note: [h] Or shall offer them as the offring that is shaken to and fro. ] shake them to and fro before the Lord.

25 And he shall kil the lambe of the trespasse offering, and the Priest shall take of the blood of the trespasse offring, and put it vpon the lap of his right eare that is to be clensed, & vpon ye thumbe of his right hande, and vpon the great toe of his right foote.

26 Also the Priest shal powre of the oyle into the palme of his owne [Note: Ebr into the palme of the Priests left hand. ] left hand.

27 So ye Priest shal with his right finger sprinkle of the oyle that is in his left hand, seuen times before the Lord.

28 Then the Priest shall put of the oyle that is in his hande, vpon the lap of the right eare of him that is to bee clensed, and vpon the thumbe of his right hande, and vpon the great toe of his right foote: vpon the place [Note: Or, where the blood of the trespasse offring was put, as vers.17. ] of the blood of the trespasse offring.

29 But ye rest of the oyle that is in the Priests hand, he shall put vpon the head of him that is to be clensed, to make an atonement for him before the Lord.

30 Also hee shall present one of the turtle doues, or of the yong pigeons, [Note: [i] Whether of them he can get. ] as he is able:

31 Such, I say, as he is able, the one for a sinne offring, and the other for a burnt offring [Note: Or, besides the meate offring. ] with the meate offring: so the Priest shall make an atonement for him that is to bee clensed before the Lord.

32 This is the [Note: [k] This order is appoynted for the poore man. ] lawe of him which hath the plague of leprosie, who is not able in his clensing to offer the whole.

33 The Lord also spake vnto Moses and to Aaron, saying,

34 When ye be come vnto the land of Canaan which I giue you in possession, if I [Note: [l] This declareth that no plague nor punishment commeth to man without Gods prouidence and his sending. ] sende the

[Leprosie in an house.]



plague of leprosie in an house of the land of your possession,

35 Then he that oweth the house, shall come and tell the Priest, saying, Me thinke there is like a plague of leprosie in the house.

36 Then the Priest shall commande them to emptie the house before the Priest goe into it to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made vncleane, and then shall the Priest goe in to see the house,

37 And hee shall marke the plague: and if the plague be in the walles of the house, & that there be [Note: Or, blackenesse, or, hollowe strakes. ] deepe spots, greenish or reddish, which seeme to be lower then the wall,

38 Then the Priest shall goe out of the house to the doore of the house, and shall cause to shut vp the house seuen dayes.

39 So the Priest shall come againe ye seuenth day: and if he see that the plague bee increased in the walles of the house,

40 Then the Priest shall commande them to take away the stones wherein the plague is, and they shall cast them into a [Note: Or, polluted. ] foule place without the citie.

41 Also hee shall cause to scrape the house within rounde about, and powre the dust, that they haue pared off, without the citie in [Note: [m] Where carions were cast, and other filth that the people might not be therewith infected. ] an vncleane place.

42 And they shall take other stones, and put them in the places of those stones, and shall take other mortar, to plaister the house with.

43 But if the plague come againe and breake out in the house, after that he hath taken away ye stones, and after that hee hath scraped and playstered the house,

44 Then the Priest shall come and see: and if the plague growe in the house, it is a freating leprosie in the house: it is therefore vncleane.

45 And hee shall [Note: [n] That is, he shall command it to be pulled downe, as vers.40. ] breake downe the house, with the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the [Note: Or, dust. ] mortar of the house, and hee shall carie them out of the citie vnto an vncleane place.

46 Moreouer he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut vp, hee shall bee vncleane vntill the euen.

47 Hee also that sleepeth in the house shall wash his clothes: he likewise yt eateth in the house, shall wash his clothes.

48 But if the Priest shall come and see, that the plague hath spread no further in the house, after the house be plaistered, the Priest shall pronounce yt house cleane, for the plague is healed.

49 Then shal he take to purifie the house, two sparrowes, and cedar wood, and [Note: [o] It seemeth that this was a lace or string to binde the hysope to ye wood, and so was made a sprinkle: the Apostle to ye Ebrewes calleth it skarlet wooll, Ebr.9.19. ] skarlet lace, and hyssope.

50 And hee shall kill one sparowe ouer pure water in an earthen vessell,

51 And shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssope, and the skarlet lace with the liue sparow, and dip them in the blood of the slayne sparow, and in the pure water, and sprinkle the house seuen times:

52 So shall hee clense the house with ye blood of the sparowe, & with the pure water, and with the liue sparowe, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssope, and with the skarlet lace.

53 Afterwarde he shal let go the liue sparowe out of the [Note: Ebr. citie. ] towne into the [Note: Ebr. on the face of the fielde. ] broad fieldes: so shal he make atonement for the house, and it shal be cleane.


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54 This is the law for euery plague of leprosie and [Note: Chap.13.30. ] blacke spot,

55 And of the leprosie of the garment, and of the house,

56 And of the [Note: Or, rising. ] swelling, and of the skab, and of the white spot.

57 This is the lawe of the leprosie to teache [Note: Ebr. in the day of the vncleane, & in the day of the cleane. ] when a thing is vncleane, & when it is cleane.


CHAP. XV.


2. 19. The maner of purging the vncleane issues both of men and women. 31 The children of Israel must be separate from all vncleannes.

1 Moreouer the Lord spake vnto Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, Whosoeuer hath an issue from his [Note: [a] Whose seede either in sleeping, or els of weaknesse of nature issueth at his secret part. ] flesh, is vncleane, because of his issue.

3 And this shalbe his vncleannes in his issue: when his flesh auoydeth his issue, or if his flesh be stopped from his issue, this is his [Note: [b] Or the thing wherefore he shal be vncleane. ] vncleannes.

4 Euery bed whereon he lyeth that hath the issue, shall be vncleane, and euery thing whereon he sitteth, shalbe vncleane.

5 Whosoeuer also toucheth his bed, shal wash his clothes, and wash himselfe in water, and shall be vncleane vntill the euen.

6 And he that sitteth on any thing, whereon he sate that hath the issue, shall wash his clothes, and wash himselfe in water, and shalbe vncleane vntill the euen.

7 Also he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue, shal wash his clothes, & wash himselfe in water, & shalbe vncleane vntil the euen.

8 If he also, that hath the issue, spit vpon him that is cleane, [Note: [c] On whom the vncleane man did spit. ] he shal wash his clothes, and wash himselfe in water, and shalbe vncleane vntill the euen.

9 And what [Note: [d] The word signifieth euery thing whereon a man rideth. ] saddle soeuer he rideth vpon, that hath the issue, shalbe vncleane,

10 And whosoeuer toucheth any thing that was vnder him, shall be vncleane vnto the euen: and he that beareth those things, shall wash his clothes, and wash himselfe in water, and shall be vncleane vntill the euen.

11 Likewise whomesoeuer hee toucheth that hath the issue (and hath not washed his handes in water) shal wash his clothes and wash himselfe in water, and shalbe vncleane vntill the euen.

12 [Note: Chap.6.28. ] And the vessel of earth that he toucheth, which hath the issue, shalbe broken: and euery vessel of wood shalbe rinsed in water.

13 But if he that hath an issue, be [Note: [e] That is, be restored to his olde state, and be healed thereof. ] cleansed of his issue, then shall he count him seuen dayes for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and wash his flesh in pure water: so shal he be cleane.

14 Then the eight day he shall take vnto him two Turtle doues or two yong pigeons, and come before the Lorde at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and shall giue them vnto the Priest.

15 And the Priest shall make of the one of them a sinne offring, & of the other a burnt offering: so the Priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord, for his issue.

16 Also if any mans issue of seede depart from him, he shal wash all his [Note: [f] Meaning all his body. ] flesh in water, and be vncleane vntill the euen.

17 And euery garment, & euery skinne whereupon shalbe issue of seede, shall be euen washed with water, and be vncleane vnto the euen.

[The purging of vncleane issues.]




18 If he that hath an issue of seede, do lie with a woman, they shall both wash themselues with water, and be vncleane vntill the euen.

19 Also when a woman shal haue an issue, and her issue in her [Note: Or, secret part. ] flesh shalbe blood, she shalbe put apart seuen dayes: and whosoeuer toucheth her, shalbe vncleane vnto the euen.

20 And whatsoeuer she lieth vpon in [Note: [g] That is, when she hath her flowers, whereby she is separate fro her husband, from the Tabernacle & from touching of any holy thing. ] her separation, shalbe vncleane, and euery thing that she sitteth vpon, shalbe vncleane.

21 Whosoeuer also toucheth her bedde, shall wash his clothes, and wash himselfe with water, & shalbe vncleane vnto the euen.

22 And whosoeuer toucheth any thing that she sate vpon, shal wash his clothes, and wash him selfe in water, & shalbe vncleane vnto the euen:

23 So that whether he touche her bed, or any thing whereon shee hath sit, he shalbe vncleane vnto the euen.

24 And if a man lye with her, and the flowers of her separation [Note: [h] If any of her vncleannesse did onely touch him in the bed: for els the man that companied with such a woman should die, Chap.20.18. ] touch him, he shalbe vncleane seuen dayes, and all the whole bed whereon he lieth, shalbe vncleane.

25 Also when a womans issue of blood runneth long time besides the time of her [Note: Ebr. separation. ] floures, or when she hath an issue, longer then her floures, all the dayes of the issue of her vncleannesse shee shalbe vncleane, as in the time of her floures.

26 Euery bed whereon shee lyeth (as long as her issue lasteth) shalbe to her as her [Note: [i] Shalbe vncleane as the bed whereon she lay when she had her naturall disease. ] bed of her separation: & whatsoeuer she sitteth vpon, shalbe vncleane, as her vncleannes whe she is put apart.

27 And whosoeuer toucheth these things, shal be vncleane, & shal wash his clothes, & wash him selfe in water, & shalbe vncleane vnto the euen.

28 But if she be clensed of her issue, then shee shall [Note: [k] After the time that she is recouered. ] count her seuen dayes, and after, shee shall be cleane.

29 And in the eight day shee shall take vnto her two Turtles or two yong pigeons, and bring them vnto the Priest at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

30 And the Priest shall make of ye one a sinne offring, and of the other a burnt offring, and the Priest shal make an atonement for her before the Lord, for the issue of her vncleannes.

31 Thus shal yee [Note: [l] Seeing that God requireth of his, puritie and cleannes: we can not be his, except our filth & sinnes be purged with the blood of Iesus Christ, and so we learne to detest all sinne. ] separate the children of Israel from their vncleannes, that they dye not in their vncleannesse, if they defile my Tabernacle that is among them.

32 This is the lawe of him that hath an issue, and of him from whome goeth an issue of seede whereby he is defiled:

33 Also of her that is sicke of her floures, and of him that hath a running issue, whether it bee man or woman, and of him that lyeth with her which is vncleane.


CHAP. XVI.


2 The Priest might not at all times come into the most holy place. 8 The scape goate. 14 The purging of the Sanctuarie. 17 The clensing of the Tabernacle. 21 The Priest confesseth the sinnes of the people. 29 The feast of clensing sinnes.

1 Fvrthermore the Lord spake vnto Moses, [Note: Chap.10.1, 2. ] after the death of the two sonnes of Aaron, whe they came to offer before the Lord, and dyed:

2 And the Lord sayd vnto Moses, Speake vnto Aaron thy brother, [Note: Exod.30.10. hebr.9.7. ] that he come not at [Note: [a] The hie Priest entred into the Holiest of all but once a yeere, euen in the moneth of September. ] all times into the Holy place within the vayle, before the Merciseate, which is vpon the Arke, that he dye not: for I wil appeare in the cloude vpon [Page]

[The Scape goate.]



the Merciseate.

3 After this sort shall Aaron come into the Holy place: euen with a yong bullocke for a sinne offring, and a ramme for a burnt offring.

4 He shal put on the holy linnen coate, and shal haue linnen breeches vpon his [Note: Or, priuities. ] flesh, & shal be girded with a linnen girdle, and shal couer his head with a linnen miter: these are the holy garments: therefore shal hee wash his flesh in water, when he doeth put them on.

5 And hee shal take of the Congregation of the children of Israel, two hee goates for a sinne offring, and a ramme for a burnt offring.

6 Then Aaron shal offer the bullocke for his sinne offring, [Note: Heb.9.7. ] and make an atonement for himselfe, and for his house.

7 And he shal take the two hee goates, and present them before the Lord at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

8 Then Aaron shal cast lots ouer the two hee goates: one lot for the Lord, and the other for the [Note: [b] In Ebrew it is called Azazel, which some say is a mountaine neere Sinai whither this goate was sent: but rather it is called the scape goate, because he was not offred, but sent into the desert, as verse 21. ] Scape goate.

9 And Aaron shal offer the goat, vpon which the Lords lot shal fal, & make him a sinne offring.

10 But the goate, on which the lot shal fall to be the Scape goate, shalbe presented aliue before the Lord, to make reconciliation by him, & to let him go (as a Scape goate) into the wildernes.

11 Thus Aaron shal offer the bullocke for his sinne offring, and make a reconciliation for himselfe, and for his house, and shal kill the bullocke for his sinne offring.

12 And he shal take a censer full of burning coles from off the altar before the Lorde, and his handfull of sweete incense beaten small, & bring it within the [Note: [c] The Holiest of all. ] vayle,

13 And shal put the incense vpon the fire before the Lorde, that the [Note: Or, the smoke. ] cloude of the incense may couer the Merciseat that is vpon [Note: Or, Arke. ] the Testimonie: so he shal not dye.

14 And hee shall [Note: Heb.9.13. and 10.4. ] take of the blood of the bullocke, [Note: Chap.4.6. ] and sprinkle it with his finger vpon the Merciseat [Note: [d] That is, on the side which was toward the people: for the head of the Sanctuarie stoode Westward. ] Eastward: and before the Merciseate shal he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seuen times.

15 Then shall he kill the goate that is the peoples sinne offring, and bring his blood within the vaile, and doe with that blood, as he did with the blood of the bullocke, and sprinckle it vpon the Merciseate, and before the Merciseate.

16 So he shal purge the Holy place from the vncleannes of the children of Israel, & from their trespasses of all their sinnes: so shal he do also for the Tabernacle of the Cogregation [Note: [e] Placed among them which are vncleane. ] placed with them, in the middes of their vncleannesse.

17 [Note: Luke 1.10. ] And there shalbe no man in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, when he goeth in to make an atonement in the Holy place, vntill hee come out, and haue made an atonement for himselfe, and for his housholde, and for all the Congregation of Israel.

18 After, he shal goe out vnto the [Note: [f] Whereupon the sweete incense & perfume was offered. ] altar that is before the Lord & make a reconciliation vpon it, and shal take of the blood of the bullocke, and of the blood of the goate, and put it vpon the hornes of the Altar round about:

19 So shal hee sprinkle of the blood vpon it with his finger seuen times, & clense it, & halowe it from the vncleannes of the children of Israel.

20 When he hath made an ende of purging

[A sinne offring for atonement.]



the Holy place, and the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the altar, then he shall bring the liue goate:

21 And Aaron shal put both his handes vpon the head of the liue goate, & confesse ouer him al the iniquities of the children of Israel, & all their trespasses, in all their sinnes, putting them [Note: [g] Herein this goate is a true figure of Iesus Christ, who beareth the sinnes of the people, Isa.53.4. ] vpon the head of the goate, & shal sende him away (by the hand of a man appointed) into the wildernes.

22 So the goate shal beare vpon him all their iniquities into [Note: Ebr. the laude of separation. ] the land that is not inhabited, & he shal let the goate go into the wildernesse.

23 After, Aaron shal come into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and put off the linnen clothes, which he put on when he went into the Holy place, and leaue them there.

24 Hee shal wash also his flesh with water in [Note: [h] In the court where was the Lauer, Exod.30.18. ] the Holy place, and put on his owne rayment, and come out, and make his burnt offring, & the burnt offring of the people, and make an atonement for himselfe, and for the people.

25 Also the fatte of the sinne offring shal he burne vpon the altar.

26 And he that caried forth the goat, called the Scape goat, shal wash his clothes, & wash his flesh in water, and after that shal come into the hoste.

27 Also the bullocke for the sinne offring, & the goate for the sinne offring (whose blood was brought to make a reconciliation in the Holy place) shal one [Note: Chap.6.30. hebr. 13.11. ] carie out without the hoste to be burnt in the fire, with their skinnes, and with their flesh, and with their doung.

28 And hee that burneth them shal wash his clothes, and wash his flesh in water, and afterward come into the hoste.

29 So this shalbe an ordinance for euer vnto you: the tenth day of the [Note: [i] Which was Tifri, & answereth to part of September and part of October. ] seuenth moneth, yee shal [Note: [k] Meaning by abstinence & fasting, Nom. 29.7. ] humble your soules, & do no worke at all, whether it be one of the same countrey or a strager that soiourneth among you.

30 For that [Note: Chap.23.7. ] day shal ye Priest make an atonement for you to clense you: ye shalbe cleane from all your sinnes before the Lord.

31 This shall be a [Note: [l] Or a rest which ye shal keepe most diligently. ] Sabbath of rest vnto you, and ye shal humble your soules, by an ordinance for euer.

32 And the Priest [Note: [m] Whome the Priest shall anoynt by Gods comandemet to succeede in his fathers roume. ] whom he shal anoynt, & whom he shal cosecrate (to minister in his fathers steade) shal make the atonement, & shal put on the linnen clothes and Holy vestments,

33 And shal purge the Holy Sanctuarie & the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and shal clense the altar, and make an atonement for the Priests and for all the people of the Congregation.

34 And this shalbe an euerlasting ordinance vnto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sinnes [Note: Exod.30.10. heb. 9.7. ] once a yeere: and as the Lord commanded Moses, he did.


CHAP. XVII.


4 All sacrifices must be brought to the doore of the Tabernacle. 7 To deuils may they not offer. 10 They may not eate blood.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto Aaron, and to his sonnes, and to all the children of Israel, & say vnto them, This is the thing which the Lorde hath [Note: [a] Lest they should practise that idolatry, which thei had learned among the Egyptians. ] commanded, saying,

3 Whosoeuer he be of the house of Israel that [Note: [b] To make a sacrifice or offring thereof. ] killeth a bullocke, or lambe, or goate in the hoste, or that killeth it out of the hoste,


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4 And bringeth it not vnto the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation to offer an offring vnto the Lord before the Tabernacle of the Lord, [Note: [c] I do asmuch abhorre it as though he had killed a man, as Isa.66.3. ] blood shalbe imputed vnto that man: he hath shed blood, wherefore that man shall be cut off from among his people.

5 Therefore the children of Israel shall bring their offrings, which they would offer [Note: [d] Wheresoeuer they were moued with foolish deuotion to offer it. ] abroad in the fielde, & present the vnto ye Lord at the doore of the Tabernacle of ye Congregation by ye Priest, and offer them for peace offrings vnto the Lord.

6 Then the Priest shall sprinkle the blood vpon the Altar of the Lord before the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and burne the fat for a [Note: Exod.29.18. chap. 4.31. ] sweete sauour vnto the Lord.

7 And they shall no more offer their offerings vnto [Note: [e] Meaning, whatsoeuer is not the true God, 1.Cor. 10.20. psal.95.5. ] deuils, after whom they haue gone a [Note: [f] For idolatrie is spirituall whoredome, because faith toward God is broken. ] whoring: this shalbe an ordinance for euer vnto them in their generations.

8 Also thou shalt say vnto them, whosoeuer he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which soiourne among them, that offreth a burnt offring or sacrifice,

9 And bringeth it not vnto ye doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation to offer it vnto the Lord, euen yt man shall be cut off from his people.

10 Likewise whosoeuer he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that soiourne among them, that eateth any blood, I will euen set [Note: [g] I will declare my wrath by taking vengeance on him, as chap. 20.3. ] my face against that person that eateth blood, & will cut him off from among his people.

11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I haue giuen it vnto you to offer vpon the altar, to make an atonemet for your soules: for this blood shall make an atonement for the soule.

12 Therefore I saide vnto ye children of Israel, None of you shall eate blood: neither the stranger

[They are forbidden to eate blood.]



that soiourneth among you, shall eate blood.

13 Moreouer whosoeuer he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that soiourne among the, which by hunting taketh any beast or foule that may be [Note: [h] Which the lawe permitteth to be eaten, because it is cleane. ] eaten, he shal powre out the blood thereof, and couer it with dust:

14 For ye life of all flesh is his blood, it is ioyned with his life: therefore I sayd vnto the children of Israel, [Note: Gene.9.4. ] Ye shall eate the blood of no [Note: Or, liuing creature. ] flesh: for the life of al flesh is the blood thereof: whosoeuer eateth it, shalbe cut off.

15 And euery person that eateth it which dyeth alone, or that which is torne with beastes, whether it be one of the same countrey or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and wash himselfe in water, and be vncleane vnto the euen: after he shalbe [Note: Or, counted cleane. ] cleane.

16 But if he wash them not, nor wash his [Note: Or, himselfe. ] flesh, then he shall beare [Note: Or, the punishment of his sinne. ] his iniquitie.


CHAP. XVIII.


3 The Israelites ought not to followe the maners of the Egyptians and Canaanites. 16 The marriages that are vnlawfull.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, I am the Lord your God.

3 After ye [Note: [a] Ye shal preserue your selues from these abominations following, which the Egyptians and Canaanites vse. ] doings of the land of Egypt, wherin ye dwelt, shall ye not doe: and after the maner of the land of Canaan, whither I will bring you, shal ye not do, neither walke in their ordinances,

4 But do after my iudgementes, and keepe mine ordinances, to walke therein: I am the Lord your God.

5 Ye shall keepe therefore my statutes, & my iudgementes, [Note: Ezek.20.11. rom. 10.5. gal.3.12. ] which if a man doe, he shall then liue in them: [Note: [b] And therefore ye ought to serue me alone, as my people. ] I am the Lord.

6 None shall come neere to any of ye kinred of his flesh to [Note: [c] That is, to lie with her, though it be vnder title of marriage. ] vncouer her shame: I am the Lord.
[Note: [Subnote: Consanguinitie hindring marriage. Affinitie hindring marriage.]As Moses cannot contract matrimonie with the women that are so of kinne to him as is aboue specified, so also can not Mary his sister marrie with the men that are in like degree. Note also, that besides the persons here specified, there are also ment those that ascende or descende of the same line, be it of blood or kinred. ] [Page]

[Degrees of kindred hindring marriage.]




7 Thou shalt not vncouer the shame of thy father, nor the shame of thy mother: for she is thy mother, thou shalt not discouer her shame.

8 [Note: Chap.20.11. ] The shame of thy fathers [Note: [d] Which is thy stepmother. ] wife shalt thou not discouer: for it is thy fathers shame.

9 Thou shalt not discouer the shame of thy [Note: [e] Either by father or mother, borne in marriage or otherwise. ] sister the daughter of thy father, or the daughter of thy mother, whether shee bee borne at home, or borne without: thou shalt not discouer their shame.

10 The shame of thy sonnes daughter, or of thy daughters daughter, thou shalt not, I say, vncouer their shame: for it is thy [Note: [f] They are her children whose shame thou hast vncouered. ] shame.

11 The shame of thy fathers wiues daughter, begotten of thy father (for she is thy sister) thou shalt not, I say, discouer her shame.

12 [Note: Chap.20.19. ] Thou shalt not vncouer the [Note: Or, secretes. ] shame of thy fathers sister: for she is thy fathers kinswoman.

13 Thou shalt not discouer the shame of thy mothers sister: for she is thy mothers kinsewoman.

14 [Note: Chap.20.20. ] Thou shalt not vncouer the shame of thy [Note: [g] Which thine vncle doeth discouer. ] fathers brother: that is, thou shalt not goe in to his wife, for she is thine [Note: Ebr. thy fathers brothers wife. ] aunte.

15 [Note: Chap.20 12. ] Thou shalt not discouer the shame of thy daughter in lawe: for she is thy sonnes wife: therefore shalt thou not vncouer her shame.

16 [Note: Chap.20.21. ] Thou shalt not discouer the shame of thy [Note: [h] Because the idolaters, among whom Gods people had dwelt and should dwell, were giuen to these horrible incestes, God chargeth his to beware of the same. ] brothers wife. for it is thy brothers shame.

17 Thou shalt not discouer the shame of the wife and of her daughter, neither shalt thou take her sonnes daughter, nor her daughters daughter, to vncouer her shame: for they are thy kinsfolkes, and it were wickednesse.

18 Also thou shalt not take a wife with her sister, during her life, to [Note: [i] By seeing thine affection more bent to her sister then to her. ] vexe her, in vncouering her shame vpon her.

19 [Note: Chap.20.18. ] Thou shalt not also go vnto a woman to vncouer her shame, as long as she is put [Note: [k] Or whiles she hath her floures. ] apart for her disease.

20 Moreouer, thou shalt not giue thy selfe to thy neighbours wife by carnall copulation, to be defiled with her.

21 [Note: Chap.20.2. 2.king.23.10. ] Also thou shalt not giue thy [Note: Ebr. of thy seede. ] children to [Note: Or, to make them passe. ] offer them vnto [Note: [l] Which was an idole of the Ammonites, vnto whom they burned and sacrificed their children, 2.King.23 10. This seemed to be the chiefe and principall of all idoles: and as the Iewes write, was of a great stature, and holowe within hauing seuen places or chambers within him: one was to receiue meale that was offered: an other turtle doues: the thirde a sheepe: the fourth a ramme: the fifth a calfe: the sixt an oxe: the seuenth a childe. This Idoles face was like a calfe, his handes were euer stretched out to receiue giftes: his priestes were called Chemarim: Reade 2.Kings.23. 5. hosea.10.5. zeph.1.4. ] Molech, neither shalt thou defile the name of thy God: for I am the Lord.

22 Thou shalt not lie with ye male as one lieth with a woman: for it is abomination.

23 [Note: Chap.20.15. ] Thou shalt not also lie with any beast to bee defiled therewith, neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie downe thereto: for it is [Note: Or, confusion. ] abomination.

24 Yee shall not defile your selues in any of these things: for in al these the nations are defiled, which I will cast out before you:

25 And the land is defiled: therefore I wil [Note: [m] I will punish the lande where such incestuous marriages and pollutions are suffered. ] visit the wickednesse thereof vpon it, and the lande [Note: [n] He compareth the wicked to euil humors and surfeting, which corrupt the stomacke and oppresse nature, and therefore must be cast out by vomet. ] shall vomit out her inhabitants.

26 Ye shall keepe therefore mine ordinances, and my iudgementes, and commit none of these abominations, aswell hee that is of the same countrey, as the straunger that soiourneth among you.

27 (For all these abominations haue the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled:

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28 And shall not the lande spue you out if ye defile it, as it [Note: [o] Both for their wicked marriages, vnnaturall copulations, idolatrie or spirituall whoredome with Molech, and such like abominations. ] spued out the people that were before you?)

29 For whosoeuer shall commit any of these abominations, the persons that doe so, shall [Note: [p] Either by the ciuill sworde, or by some plague that God will send vpon such. ] bee cut off from among their people.

30 Therefore shall yee keepe mine ordinances that ye do not any of the abominable customes, which haue bene done before you, and that yee defile not your selues therein: for I am the Lorde your God.


CHAP. XIX.


A repetition of sundry lawes and ordinances.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto all the Congregation of the children of Israel, and say vnto them, [Note: Chap.11.44. and 20.7. 1.pet.1.16. ] Ye shalbe [Note: [a] That is, voyde of all pollution, idolatrie, and superstition both of soule and body. ] holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

3 Yee shall feare euery man his mother and his father, and shall keepe my Sabbaths: for I am the Lord your God.

4 Ye shall not turne vnto idoles, nor make you molten gods: I am the Lord your God.

5 And when yee shall offer a peace offering vnto the Lord, ye shall offer it [Note: [b] Of your owne accord. ] freely.

6 [Note: Chap.7.16. ] It shall be eaten the day yee offer it, or on the morowe: and that which remaineth vntill the third day, shalbe burnt in the fire.

7 For if it be eaten the third day, it shall be vncleane, it shall not be [Note: [c] To wit, of God. ] accepted.

8 Therefore he that eateth it, shal beare his iniquitie, because he hath defiled the halowed thing of the Lorde, and that person shalbe cut off from his people.

9 [Note: Chap.23.22. ] When yee reape the haruest of your land, ye shal not reape euery corner of your field, neither shalt thou gather the [Note: Or, gatherings and leauings. ] glainings of thy haruest.

10 Thou shalt not gather the grapes of thy vineyarde cleane, neyther gather euery grape of thy vineyarde, but thou shalt leaue them for the poore and for the straunger: I am the Lorde your God.

11 Ye shall not steale, neither [Note: [d] In that which is committed to your credit. ] deale falsely, neither lie one to another.

12 [Note: Exod.20.7. deut. 5.11. mat.5.34. ] Also yee shall not sweare by my name falsely, neither shalt thou defile the name of thy God: I am the Lord.

13 Thou shalt not do thy neighbour [Note: Or, oppresse him by violence. ] wrong, neither rob him. [Note: Deut.24.14,15. tob.4.14. ] The workemans hire shal not abide with thee vntil the morning.

14 Thou shalt not curse the deafe, [Note: Deut.27.18. ] neither put a stumbling blocke before the blinde, but shalt feare thy God: I am the Lord.

15 Ye shall not doe vniustly in iudgement. [Note: Exod.23.3. deu.1. 17. and 16.19. pro 24.23. iam.2.2. ] Thou shalt not fauour the person of the poore, nor honour the person of the mightie, but thou shalt iudge thy neighbour iustly.

16 Thou shalt not [Note: [e] As a slaunderer, backbiter or quarelpiker. ] walke about with tales among thy people. Thou shalt not [Note: [f] By consenting to his death, or conspiring with the wicked. ] stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the Lord.

17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart, but thou shalt plainely rebuke thy neighbour, [Note: Ebr. suffer not sinne vpon him. ] and suffer him not to sinne.

18 Thou shalt not auenge, nor be mindful of wrong against ye childre of thy people, [Note: Matth.5.43. rom. 13.9. gal.5.14. iam. 2.8. ] but shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe: I am the Lord.

19 Yee shall keepe mine ordinances. Thou shalt not let thy cattel gender with [Note: [g] As a horse to leape an asse, or a mule a mare. ] others of diuers kindes. Thou shalt not sowe thy fielde with mingled seede, neyther shall a garment of diuers

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thinges, as of linen and wollen come vpon thee.
20 Whosoeuer also lyeth and medleth with a woman that is a bonde mayde, affianced to a husbande, and not redeemed, nor freedome giuen her, [Note: Ebr. a beating shalbe. some reade they shalbe beaten. ] she shalbe scourged, but they shall not die, because she is not made free.

21 And he shall bring for his trespasse offring vnto the Lorde, at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, a ramme for a trespasse offering.

22 Then the Priest shall make an atonement for him with the ramme of the trespasse offering before the Lorde, concerning his sinne which he hath done, and pardon shalbe giuen him for his sinne which he hath committed.

23 Also when ye shall come into the land, & haue planted euery tree for meate, ye [Note: [h] It shalbe vncleane as that thing, which is not circumcised. ] shal count the fruite thereof as vncircumcised: three yeere shall it be vncircumcised vnto you, it shall not be eaten:

24 But in the fourth yere all the fruite thereof shalbe holy to the praise of the Lorde.

25 And in the fifth yeere shall ye eate of the fruite of it that it may [Note: Or, that God may multiplie. ] yeelde to you the encrease thereof: I am the Lorde your God.

26 Ye shal not eat the flesh with the [Note: Whether it be strangled, or otherwise. ] blood, ye shall not vse witchcraft, nor [Note: [i] To measure luckie or vnluckie dayes. ] obserue times.

27 [Note: Chap.21.5. ] Ye shall not [Note: [k] As did the Gentiles in signe of mourning. ] cut rounde the corners of your heades, neither shalt thou [Note: Or, cut, or teare. ] marre the tuftes of thy beard.

28 [Note: Deut.14.1. ] Ye shal not cut your flesh for the [Note: Ebr. soule, or person. ] dead, nor make any print of a [Note: [l] By whipping your bodyes or burning markes therein. ] marke vpon you: I am the Lorde,

29 Thou shalt not make thy daughter common, to cause her to be a [Note: [m] As did the Cyprians and Locrenses. ] whore, least the lande also fall to whoredome, and the lande bee full of wickednesse.

30 Ye shall keepe my Sabbaths and reuerence my Sanctuarie: I am the Lorde.

31 Ye shall not regarde them that worke with spirites, [Note: 1.Sam.28.8. ] neither soothsayers: ye shall not seeke to them to be defiled by them: I am the Lorde your God.

32 Thou shalt [Note: [n] In token of reuerence. ] rise vp before the horehead, and honour the person of the old man, and dread thy God: I am the Lorde.

33 And if a stranger soiourne with thee in your lande, ye shall not [Note: Or, doe him wrong. ] vexe him.

34 [Note: Exod.22.21. ] But the stranger that dwelleth with you, shalbe as one of your selues, and thou shalt loue him as thy selfe: for ye were strangers in the lad of Egypt: I am the Lorde your God.

35 Ye shall not doe vniustly in iudgement, in [Note: [o] As in measuring the ground. ] line, in weight, or in measure.

36 [Note: Prou.11.1. and 16.11. and 20.10. ] You shall haue iust ballances, true weightes, a true [Note: [p] By these two measures he meaneth all other. Of Ephah, reade Exod.16.36. and of Hin, Exod.29.40. ] Ephah, and a true Hin. I am the Lorde your God, which haue brought you out of the lande of Egypt.

37 Therefore shall ye obserue all mine ordinances, and all my iudgements, and doe them: I am the Lorde.



CHAP. XX.


2 They that giue of their seede to Molech, must die. 6 They that haue recourse to sorcerers. 10 The man that committeth adulterie, 11 Incest, or fornication with the kinred or affinitie. 24 Israel a peculiar people to the Lorde.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Thou shalt say also to the children of Israel, [Note: Chap.18.21. ] Whosoeuer he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that dwell in Israel, that

[Vnlawfull coniunctions.]



giueth his children vnto [Note: [a] By Molech he meaneth anie kinde of idole, Chap.18.21. ] Molech, he shal die the death, ye people of ye land shall stone him to death.

3 And I [Note: [b] Reade Chap. 17.10. and 18.31. ] will set my face against that man and cut him off from among his people, because he hath giuen his children vnto Molech, for to defile my Sanctuarie, and to pollute mine holye Name.

4 And if the [Note: [c] Though the people be negligent to do their duetie and defende Gods right, yet he will not suffer wickednesse to go vnpunished. ] people of the lande hide their eyes, and winke at that man when he giueth his children vnto Molech, and kill him not,

5 Then will I set my face against that man, and against his familie, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him to comit whoredome with Molech, from among their people.

6 If any turne after such as worke with spirits, and after soothsayers, to go a [Note: [d] To esteeme sorcerers or coniurers is spirituall whoredome, or idolatrie. ] whoring after them, then will I set my face against that person, and will cut him off from among his people.

7 Sanctifie your selues therefore, [Note: Chap.11.44. 1.pet.1.16. ] and be holie, for I am the Lorde your God.

8 Keepe ye therefore mine ordinances, and doe them. I am the Lorde which doeth sanctifie you.

9 [Note: Exod.21.17. prou.20.20. mat.15.4. ] If there be any that curseth his father or his mother, he shall die the death: seeing hee hath cursed his father and his mother, [Note: [e] He is worthie to die. ] his blood shalbe vpon him.

10 [Note: Deut.22.22. iohn.8.4,5. ] And the man that committeth adulterie with another mans wife, because he hath comitted adulterie with his neighbours wife, the adulterer and the adulteresse shall die the death.

11 And the man that lyeth with his fathers wife, because hee hath vncouered his fathers [Note: Chap.18.8. deut.22.30. ] shame, they shall both dye: their blood shalbe vpon them.

12 Also the man that lyeth with his daughter in lawe, they both shall dye the death, they haue wrought [Note: Or, confusion. ] abomination, their blood shalbe vpon them.

13 [Note: Chap.18.22. ] The ma also that lyeth with the male, as one lyeth with a woman, they haue both committed abomination: they shall dye the death, their blood shalbe vpon them.

14 Likewise he that taketh a wife and her mother, [Note: [f] It is an execrable and detestable thing. ] committeth wickednesse: they shal burne him and them with fire, that there be no wickednes among you.

15 [Note: Chap.18.23. ] Also the man that lyeth with a beast, shall dye the death, and ye shall slay the beast.

16 And if a woman come to any beast, and lye therewith, then thou shalt kill the woman and the beast: they shall die the death, their blood shalbe vpon them.

17 Also the man that taketh his sister, his fathers daughter, or his mothers daughter, & seeth her shame and she seeth his shame, it is villenie: therefore they shall be cut off in the sight [Note: Ebr. in the eyes of the children of their people. ] of their people, because he hath vncouered his sisters shame, he shall beare his iniquitie.

18 [Note: Chap.18.19. ] The man also that lyeth with a woman hauing her [Note: Or, floures. ] disease, and vncouereth her shame, and openeth her fountaine, and she open the foutaine of her blood, they shall bee euen both cut off from among their people.

19 Moreouer thou shalt not vncouer the shame of thy mothers sister, [Note: Chap.18.12,13. ] nor of thy fathers sister: because he hath vncouered his [Note: Ebr. flesh. ] kin, they shall beare their iniquitie.

20 Likewise the man that lyeth with his fathers brothers wife, and vncouereth his vncles [Page]

[Ordinances touching the Priestes.]



shame: they shall beare their iniquitie, and shall die [Note: [g] They shalbe cut off from their people, and their children shalbe taken as bastardes, and not counted among the Israelites. ] childlesse.

21 So the man that taketh his brothers wife, committeth filthines, because he hath vncouered his brothers [Note: [h] Reade Chap. 18.16. ] shame: they shalbe childles.

22 Ye shall keepe therefore all mine [Note: Chap.18.26. ] ordinances and all my iudgements, and doe them, that the land, whither I bring you to dwel therein, [Note: Chap.18.25. ] spue you not out.

23 Wherefore ye shall not walke in the maners of this nation which I cast out before you: for they haue committed all these things, [Note: Deut.9.5. ] therefore I abhorred them.

24 But I haue saide vnto you, ye shall inherite their land, & I will giue it vnto you to possesse it, euen a land that [Note: [i] Full of abundance of all things. ] floweth with milke and honie: I am the Lorde your God, which haue separated you from other people.

25 [Note: Chap.11.2,3. deut.14.4. ] Therefore shall ye put difference betweene cleane beastes and vncleane, & betweene vncleane foules and cleane: neither shall ye [Note: [k] By eating them contrary to my commandement. ] defile your selues with beastes and foules, nor with any creeping thing, that ye ground bringeth forth, which I haue separated from you as vncleane.

26 Therefore shall ye be [Note: Verse.7. ] holie vnto me: for I the Lorde am holy, and I haue separated you from other people, that ye shoulde be mine.

27 [Note: Deut.18.11. 1.sam.28.7. ] And if a man or woman haue a spirite of diuination, or soothsaying in them, they shall die the death: they shall stone them to death, their blood shalbe vpon them.


CHAP. XXI.


2 For whome the Priestes may lament. 6 Howe pure the Priests ought to be, both in them selues and in their familie.

1 And the Lorde said vnto Moses, Speake vnto the Priestes the sonnes of Aaron, and say vnto them, Let none be [Note: [a] By touching the dead, lamenting, or being at their buriall. ] defiled by the dead among his people,

2 But by his kinseman that is neere vnto him: to wit, by his mother, or by his father, or by his sonne, or by his daughter, or by his brother,

3 Or by his sister a [Note: [b] For being married she seemed to be cut off from his familie. ] maid, that is neere vnto him, which hath not had a husband: for her [Note: Ebr. he may be defiled. ] he may lament.

4 He shall not lament for the [Note: [c] Onely the Priest was permitted to mourne for his next kinred. ] Prince among his people, to pollute him selfe.

5 They shall not make [Note: Chap.19.27. ] balde partes vpon their head, nor shaue off the locks of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

6 They shalbe holy vnto their God, and not pollute the name of their God: for the sacrifices of the Lorde made by fire, and the bread of their God they doe offer: therefore they shalbe holie.

7 They shall not take to wife an whore, or [Note: [d] Which hath an euill name or is defamed. ] one polluted, neither shall they marrie a woman diuorced from her husband: for such one is holy vnto his God.

8 Thou shalt [Note: [e] Thou shalt count them holy and reuerence them. ] sanctifie him therefore, for he offereth the [Note: [f] The shewe bread. ] bread of thy God: he shall be holy vnto thee: for I the Lorde, which sanctifie you, am holy.

9 If a Priestes daughter fall to play the whore, she polluteth her father: therefore shal she be burnt with fire.

10 Also ye hie Priest among his brethren, (vpon whose head the anointing oyle was powred, and hath consecrated his hand to put on the garments) shall not [Note: [g] He shall vse no such ceremonies as the mourners obserued. ] vncouer his head, nor rent his clothes,

[Ordinances touching the Priestes. Who may eate of the holy things.]




11 Neither shall he goe to any [Note: Or, to the houses of the dead. ] dead bodie, nor make him selfe vncleane by his father or by his mother,

12 Neither shall he goe out of the [Note: [h] To goe to the dead. ] Sanctuarie, nor pollute the holy place of his God: for the [Note: [i] For by his anoynting he was preferred to the other Priestes, and therefore coulde not lament the dead, least he should haue polluted his holy oynting. ] crowne of the anoynting oyle of his God is vpon him: I am the Lorde.

13 Also he shall take a maide vnto his wife:

14 But a widowe, or a diuorced woman, or a polluted, or an harlot, these shall he not marrie, but shall take a maide of his owne [Note: [k] Not onely of his tribe, but of all Israel. ] people to wife:

15 Neyther shall he defile his [Note: [l] By marrying any vnchaste or defamed woman. ] seede among his people: for I am the Lorde which sanctifie him.

16 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

17 Speake vnto Aaron, and say, Whosoeuer of thy seede in their generations hath any blemishes, shall not prease to offer the bread of his God:

18 For whosoeuer hath any blemish, shall not come neere: as a man blinde or lame, or that hath [Note: [m] Which is deformed or bruised. ] a flat nose, or that hath any [Note: [n] As not of equall proportion, or hauing in nomber more or lesse. ] misshapen member,

19 Or a man that hath a broken foote, or a broken hande,

20 Or is crooke backt, or bleare eyed, [Note: [o] Or that hath a web, or pearle. ] or hath a blemish in his eye, or be skiruie, or skabbed, or haue his stones broken.

21 None of the seede of Aaron the Priest that hath a blemish, shall come neere to offer the sacrifices of the Lorde made by fire, hauing a blemish: he shall not prease to offer the [Note: [p] As the shewe bread, and meat offrings. ] bread of his God.

22 The bread of his God, euen of the [Note: [q] As of sacrifice for sinne. ] most holie, and [Note: [r] As of the tenthes and first fruites. ] of the holy shall he eate:

23 But he shall not goe in vnto the [Note: [s] Into the Sanctuarie. ] vaile, nor come neere the altar, because hee hath a blemish, least he pollute my Sanctuaries: for I am the Lord that sanctifie them.

24 Thus spake Moses vnto Aaron, and to his sonnes, and to all the children of Israel.


CHAP. XXII.


3 Who ought to absteine from eating the things that were offered. 19 What oblations shoulde be offered.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto Aaron, and to his sonnes, that they be [Note: [a] Meaning that the Priestes absteine from eating, so long as they are polluted. ] separated from the holy thinges of the children of Israel, and that they pollute not mine holy name in those things, which they hallowe vnto me: I am the Lorde.

3 Say vnto them, Whosoeuer he be of all your seede among your generations after you, that [Note: [b] To eate thereof. ] toucheth the holy things which the children of Israel hallowe vnto the Lord, hauing his vncleannesse vpon him, euen that person shall be cut off from my sight: I am the Lorde.

4 [Note: Chap.15.2. ] Whosoeuer also of the seede of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue, he shall not eate of the holy things vntill he be cleane: and who so toucheth any that is [Note: [c] By touching any dead thing, or being at buriall of the dead. ] vncleane, by reason of the dead, or a man whose issue of seede runneth from him,

5 Or the man that toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made vncleane, or a man, by whom he may take vncleannesse, [Note: Ebr. according to all his vncleannes. ] whatsoeuer vncleannesse he hath,

6 The person that hath touched such, shall therefore be vncleane vntill the euen, and shall not eat of ye holy things, [Note: Or, vntill. ] except he haue washed

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his flesh with water.
7 But when the Sunne is downe, hee shalbe cleane, & shall afterward eate of the holy things: for it is his [Note: Or, bread. ] foode.

8 [Note: Exod.22.31. ezek.44.31. ] Of a beast that dyeth, or is rent with beasts, whereby he may be defiled, hee shall not eate: I am the Lorde.

9 Let them keepe therefore mine ordinance, least they beare their sinne for it, and die for it, if they defile it: I the Lord sanctifie them.

10 There shall no [Note: [d] Which is not of the tribe of Leui. ] stranger also eate of the holie thing, neither [Note: [e] Some reade, the seruant which had his care bored and would not go free, Exod.21.6. ] the ghest of the Priest, neither shall an hired seruant eat of the holie thing:

11 But if the Priest bye any with money, he shall eate of it, also he that is borne in his house: they shall eate of his meate.

12 If the Priests daughter also be maried vnto a [Note: [f] Who is not of the Priests kindred. ] stranger, she may not eate of the holy offrings.

13 Notwithstanding if the Priests daughter be a widowe or diuorced, and haue no childe, but is returned vnto her fathers house shee shall eate of her fathers bread, as she did in her [Note: Chap.10.14. ] youth but there shall no stranger eate thereof.

14 If a man eate of the holie thing vnwittingly, he shall put the [Note: [g] He shall giue that and a fifth part ouer. ] fift part thereunto, and giue it vnto the Priest with the halowed thing.

15 So they shall not defile the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer vnto the Lord,

16 Neither cause the people to beare the iniquitie of their [Note: [h] For if they did not offer for their errour, the people by their example might commit the like offence. ] trespas, while they eate their holy thing: for I the Lorde do halowe them.

17 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

18 Speake vnto Aaron, and to his sonnes, and to all the children of Israel, and say vnto them, Whosoeuer he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his sacrifice for all their vowes, and for all their free offrings, which they vse to offer vnto the Lorde for a burnt offring,

19 Yee shall offer of your free minde a male without blemish of the beeues, of the sheepe, or of the goates.

20 Ye shall not offer any thing that hath a blemish: for that shal not be acceptable for you.

21 [Note: Deut.15.21. ecclus.35.12. ] And whosoeuer bringeth a peace offring vnto ye Lord to accomplish his vowe, or for a free offring, of the beeues, or of the sheepe, his free offring shall bee perfect, no blemish shalbe in it.

22 Blinde, or broken, or maimed, or hauing a [Note: Or, wart. ] wenne, or skiruie, or skabbed: these shall yee not offer vnto the Lord nor make an offring by fire of these vpon the altar of the Lorde.

23 Yet a bullocke, or a sheepe that hath any [Note: Chap.21.18. ] member superfluous, or lacking, such mayest thou present for a free offring, but for a vowe it shall not be accepted.

24 Ye shall not offer vnto ye Lord that which is bruised or crusshed, or broken, or cut away, neither shal ye make an offring thereof in your land,

25 Neither [Note: [i] Ye shall not receiue any vnperfect thing of a stranger, to make it the Lords offring: which he calleth the bread of the Lord. ] of ye hand of a strager shal ye offer ye bread of your God of any of these, because their corruption is in them, there is a blemish in them: therefore shall they not be accepted for you.

26 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

27 When a bullocke, or a sheepe, or a goate shal be brought foorth, it shalbe euen seuen daies vnder his damme: and from the eight day forth, it shalbe accepted for a sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord.

[Solemne feasts.]




28 As for the cowe or the ewe, yee shall not [Note: Deut.22.6. ] kill her, and her yong both in one day.

29 So when ye will offer a thanke offring vnto the Lord, ye shall offer willingly.

30 The same day it shalbe eaten, yee shall leaue [Note: Chap 7.15. ] none of it vntill the morowe: I am the Lord.

31 Therefore shall ye keepe my commandements and do them: for I am the Lord.

32 Neither shal ye [Note: [k] For whosoeuer doeth otherwise then God commandeth, polluteth his name. ] pollute mine holy Name, but I will be halowed among the children of Israel. I the Lord sanctifie you,

33 Which haue brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the Lord.



CHAP. XXIII.


2 The feastes of the Lord. 3 The Sabbath. 5 The Paßeouer. 6 The feast of vnleauened bread. 10 The feast of first fruits. 16 Whitsuntide. 24 The feast of blowing trumpets. 34 The feast of Tabernacles.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, & say vnto them, The feastes of ye Lord which yee shall call ye holie [Note: Or, conuocations. ] assemblies, euen these are my feasts.

3 [Note: Exod.20.9,10. ] Six daies [Note: Or, ye may worke. ] shall worke be done, but in the seuenth day shalbe the Sabbath of rest, an holie [Note: Or, assemblie. ] conuocation: ye shall do no worke therein, it is the Sabbath of the Lorde, in all your dwellings.

4 These are the feastes of the Lord, and holie conuocations, which yee shall proclaime in their [Note: [a] For the Sabbath was kept euery weeke and these other were kept but once euerie yeere. ] seasons.

5 In the first moneth, and in the fourteenth day of the moneth at euening shalbe ye Passeouer of the Lord.

6 And on the fifteenth day of this moneth shalbe the feast [Note: Exod.12 15. nom.28.17. ] of vnleauened bread vnto the Lord: seuen dayes ye shall eate vnleauened bread.

7 In the first day yee shall haue an holy conuocation: ye shal do no [Note: [b] Or, bodily labour, saue about that which one must eate, Exod. 12.16. ] seruile worke therein.

8 Also ye shall offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord seuen daies, and in the [Note: [c] The first day of the feast and the seuenth were Kept holie: in the rest they might worke, except any feast were intermedled, as the feast of vnleauened bread the fifteenth day, and the feast of sheaues the sixtenth day. ] seuenth day shalbe an holie conuocation: ye shall do no seruile worke therein.

9 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

10 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, When ye be come into ye land which I giue vnto you, and reape the haruest thereof, then ye shal bring [Note: Or, an omer: read Deut.24.19. ruth.2.15. psal.129.7. ] a sheafe of the first fruites of your haruest vnto the Priest,

11 And hee shall shake the sheafe before the Lord, that it may be acceptable for you: the morowe after the [Note: [d] That is, the second Sabbath of the Passeouer. ] Sabbath, the Priest shall shake it.

12 And that day when yee shake the sheafe, shall yee prepare a lambe without blemish of a yeere olde, for a burnt offring vnto the Lord:

13 And the meate offring thereof shalbe two [Note: [e] Which is the fifth part of an Ephah, or two omers: Reade Exod.16.16. ] tenth deales of fine floure mingled with oyle, for a sacrifice made by fire vnto ye Lord of sweete sauour. and the drinke offring thereof the fourth part [Note: [f] Reade Exod. 29 40. ] of an Hin of wine.

14 And ye shal eat neither bread nor parched corne, nor [Note: Or, full eares. ] greene eares vntill the selfe same day that ye haue brought an offring vnto your God: this shalbe a lawe for euer in your generations and in all your dwellings.

15 Ye shall count also to you from the morowe after the [Note: [g] That is, the seuenth day after the first Sabbath of the passeouer. ] Sabbath, euen from the day that yee shall bring the sheafe of the shake offring, seuen [Note: Or, weekes. ] Sabbaths, they shalbe complete.

16 Vnto ye morow after the seuenth Sabbath shall ye nomber fiftie dayes: then yee shall bring [Page]

[Solemne feastes, and holie conuocations.]



a newe meate offring vnto the Lord.

17 Ye shal bring out of your habitatios bread for the shake offring: they shalbe two loaues of two tenth deales of fine floure, which shalbe baken with [Note: [h] Because the Priest shoulde eate them, as Chap.7.13. and they should not be offred to the Lord vpon the altar. ] leauen for first fruites vnto the Lord.

18 Also yee shall offer with the bread seuen lambes without blemish of one yeere olde, and a yong bullocke and two rams: they shalbe for a burnt offring vnto the Lorde, with their meate offrings and their drinke offrings, for a sacrifice made by fire of a sweete sauour vnto the Lord.

19 Then ye shall prepare an hee goate for a sinne offring, and two lambes of one yeere olde for peace offrings.

20 And the Priest shall shake them to and fro with the bread of the first fruits before the Lord, and with the two lambes: they shalbe holy to the Lord, for the [Note: [i] That is, offred to the Lord, and the rest should be for the Priests. ] Priest.

21 So ye shall proclayme the same day, that it may be an holie conuocation vnto you: ye shall doe no seruile worke therein: it shalbe an ordinance for euer in al your dwellinges, throughout your generations.

22 [Note: Chap.19.9. deut.24.19. ] And when you reape the haruest of your land, thou shalt not rid cleane the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou make any aftergathering of thy haruest, but shalt leaue them vnto the poore and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

23 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

24 Speake vnto the children of Israel, & say, In the [Note: [k] That is, about the ende of September. ] seuenth moneth, and in the first day of the moneth shall ye [Note: [l] Or, an holy day to the Lord. ] haue a Sabbath, for the remembrance of [Note: [m] Which blowing was to put them in remembrance of the manifolde feasts that were in that moneth, and of the Iubile. ] blowing the trumpets, an holy conuocation.

25 Ye shall do no seruile worke therein, but offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord.

26 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

27 The [Note: Chap.16.29,30. nom.29.7. ] tenth also of this seuenth moneth shalbe a day of reconciliation: it shalbe an holie conuocation vnto you, and yee shall [Note: [n] By fasting, and praier. ] humble your soules, and offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord.

28 And ye shall doe no worke that same day: for it is a day of reconciliation, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.

29 For euery person that humbleth not himselfe that same day, shall euen be cut off from his people.

30 And euery person that shall doe any work that same day, the same person also will I destroy from among his people.

31 Ye shall do no maner worke therefore: this shalbe a law for euer in your generations, throughout all your dwellings.

32 This shalbe vnto you a Sabbath of rest, & ye shall humble your soules: in the ninth day of the moneth at euen, from [Note: [o] Which conteineth a night and a day: yet they tooke it but for their naturall day. ] euen to euen shall ye [Note: Ebr.rest your Sabbath. ] celebrate your Sabbath.

33 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

34 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say, [Note: Nomb.29.12. iohn.7.37. ] In the fifteenth day of this seueth moneth shalbe for seuen dayes the feast of Tabernacles vnto the Lorde.

35 In the first day shalbe an holie conuocation: ye shall do no seruile worke therein.

36 Seuen daies ye shall offer [Note: Exod.29.18. ] sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord, and in the eight day shalbe an holy conuocation vnto you, and ye shall offer sacrifices made by fire vnto the Lorde: it is

[Solemne feastes, and holie conuocations. The blasphemer stoned.]



the [Note: [p] Or a day wherin the people are stayed from all worke. ] solemne assemblie, yee shall doe no seruile worke therein.

37 These are the feastes of the Lord (which ye shall call holie conuocations) to offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord, as burnt offring, and meate offring, [Note: [q] Or, peace offring. ] sacrifice, and drinke offrings, euery one vpon his day,

38 Beside the Sabbaths of the Lorde, and beside your giftes, and beside al your vowes, and beside all your free offrings, which ye shal giue vnto the Lorde.

39 But in the fifteenth day of the seueth moneth, when ye haue gathered in the fruite of the land, ye shall keepe an holie feast vnto the Lord seuen daies: in the first day shalbe a [Note: [r] Or a solemne feast. ] Sabbath: likewise in the eight day shalbe a Sabbath.

40 And yee shall take you in the first day the fruite of goodly trees, branches of palme trees, & the boughes of [Note: Or, of boughes thicke with leaues ] thicke trees, and willowes of the brooke, and shall reioyce before the Lorde your God seuen daies.

41 So ye shall keepe this feast vnto the Lorde seuen daies in the yere, by a perpetuall ordinance through your generations: in the seuenth moneth shall you keepe it.

42 Ye shall dwell in boothes seuen daies: all that are Israelites borne, shall dwel in boothes,

43 That your posterity may know that I haue made the children of Israel to dwell in [Note: [s] In the wildernes, for asmuch as they woulde not credit Ioshua and Caleb, when they returned from spying the land of Canaan. ] boothes, when I brought them out of the lande of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

44 So Moses declared vnto the children of Israel the feastes of the Lord.


CHAP. XXIIII.


2 The oyle for the lampes. 5 The shewebread. 14 The blasphemer shalbe stoned. 17 He that killeth shalbe killed.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 [Note: [a] Read Exod. 27.20. ] Commande the children of Israel that they bring vnto thee pure oyle oliue beaten, for the light, to cause ye lampes to burne continually.

3 Without the vaile [Note: [b] Which vayle separated the holiest of all, where was the Arke of the testimonie, from the Sanctuarie. ] of the Testimonie, in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, shal Aaron dresse them, both euen and morning before the Lord alwayes: this shalbe a lawe for euer through your generations.

4 He shall dresse the lampes vpon the [Note: Exod.31.8. ] pure Candlesticke before the Lorde perpetually.

5 Also thou shalt take fine floure, and bake twelue [Note: Exod.25 30. ] cakes thereof: two [Note: [c] That is, two Omers: reade Exod.16.16. ] tenth deales shalbe in one cake.

6 And thou shalt set them in two rowes, six in a rowe vpon the pure table before the Lorde.

7 Thou shalt also put pure incense vpon the rowes, that [Note: [d] For it was burnt euerie Sabbath when the bread was taken away. ] in steade of the bread it may bee for a remembrance, and an offering made by fire to the Lord.

8 Euery Sabbath hee shall put them in rowes before the Lord euermore, receiuing them of the children of Israel for an euerlasting couenant.

9 [Note: Exod.29.33. chap.8 31. mat.12.1,5. ] And the bread shalbe Aaros & his sonnes, and they shall eate it in the holie place: for it is most holie vnto him of the offrings of the Lord made by fire by a perpetuall ordinance.

10 And there went [Note: [e] Meaning, out of his tent. ] out among the children of Israel the sonne of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian: and this sonne of the Israelitish woman, and a man of Israel stroue together in the hoste.

11 So the Israelitish womans sonne [Note: [f] By swearing, or, despiting God. ] blasphemed the name of the Lord, and cursed, and they

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brought him vnto Moses (his mothers name also was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan)
12 And they [Note: Nom.15.34. ] put him in warde, till he tolde them the minde of the Lorde.

13 Then the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

14 Bring the blasphemer without the hoste, and let all that heard him, [Note: Deut.13 9. and 17.7. ] put their handes vpon his head, and let all the Congregation stone him.

15 And thou shalt speake vnto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoeuer curseth his God, shall [Note: [g] Shalbe punished. ] beare his sinne.

16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shalbe put to death: all the Congregation shall stone him to death: aswell the stranger, as he that is borne in the lande: when he blasphemeth the name of the Lorde, let him beslaine.

17 [Note: Exod.21.13. deut.19.4,11. ] He also that [Note: Ebr. smiteth the soule of any man. ] killeth any man, he shal be put to death.

18 And he that killeth a beast, he shal restore it, [Note: Ebr. soule for soule. ] beast for beast.

19 Also if a man cause any blemish in his neighbour: as he hath done, so shall it be done to him.

20 [Note: Exod 21.24. deut.19.21. matth.5.38. ] Breache for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: such a blemish as he hath made in any, such shalbe repayed to him.

21 And he that killeth a beast shall restore it: but he that killeth a man shall be slaine.

22 Ye shall haue [Note: Exod.12.49. ] one lawe: it shalbe aswel for the stranger as for one borne in the countrey: for I am the Lorde your God.

23 Then [Note: [h] Because the punishment was not yet appointed by the lawe for the blasphemer Moses consulted with the Lord, and tolde the people what God commanded. ] Moses tolde the children of Israel, and they brought the blasphemer out of the hoste, and stoned him with stones: so the children of Israel did as the Lorde had commanded Moses.



CHAP. XXV.


2 The Sabbath of the seuenth yeere. 8 The Iubile in the fiftieth yeere. 14 Not to oppresse their brethren. 23 The sale, and redeeming of landes, houses and persons.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, When ye shall come into the lande which I giue you, the [Note: Exod 23.10. ] lande shall [Note: Ebr. shall rest a rest. ] keepe Sabbath vnto the Lorde.

3 [Note: [a] The Iewes began the count of this yeere in September: for then all the fruites were gathered. ] Sixe yeeres thou shalt sowe thy field, and sixe yeeres thou shalt cut thy vineyarde, and gather the fruite thereof.

4 But the seuenth yeere shalbe a Sabbath of rest vnto the lande: it shall be the Lordes Sabbath: thou shalt neither sowe thy fielde, nor cut thy vineyarde.

5 That which groweth of it [Note: [b] By reason of the corne that fell out of the eares the yeere past. ] owne accorde of thy haruest, thou shalt not reape, neither gather the grapes that thou hast [Note: [c] Or, which thou hast separated from thy selfe, and consecrated to God for the poore. ] left vnlaboured: for it shalbe a yeere of rest vnto the land.

6 And the [Note: [d] That which the lande bringeth forth in her rest. ] rest of the lande shall be meate for you, euen for thee, and for thy seruant, and for thy mayde, and for thy hired seruant, and for the stranger that soiourneth with thee:

7 And for thy cattell, and for the beastes that are in thy lande shall all the encrease thereof be meate.

8 Also thou shalt number seuen [Note: Or, weekes. ] Sabbaths of yeeres vnto thee, euen seuen times seuen yeere: and the space of the seuen Sabbaths of yeeres will be vnto thee nine and fourtie yeere.

[The Iubile.]




9 [Note: [e] In the beginning of the 50. yeere was the Iubile, so called, because the ioyfull tidings of libertie was publikely proclaimed by the sounde of a cornet. ] Then thou shalt cause to blow the trumpet of the Iubile in the tenth day of the seuenth moneth: euen in the day of the reconciliation shall ye make the trumpet blowe, throughout all your lande.

10 And ye shall halowe that yeere, euen the fiftieth yeere, and proclaime libertie in the lande to all the [Note: [f] Which were in bondage. ] inhabitants thereof: it shalbe the Iubile vnto you, and ye shall returne euery man vnto his [Note: [g] Because the tribes shoulde neyther haue their possessions or families diminished nor confounded. ] possession, and euery man shall returne vnto his familie.

11 This fiftieth yeere shalbe a yeere of Iubile vnto you: ye shall not sowe, neither reape that which groweth of it selfe, neither gather the grapes thereof, that are left vnlaboured.

12 For it is the Iubile, it shall be holy vnto you: ye shall eate of the encrease thereof out of the fielde.

13 In the yeere of this Iubile, ye shall returne euery man vnto his possession.

14 And when thou sellest ought to thy neighbour, or byest at thy neighbours hande, ye shall [Note: [h] By deceite or otherwise. ] not oppresse one another:

15 But according to the nomber of [Note: [i] If the Iubile to come be neere, thou shalt sell better cheaper if it be farre off, dearer. ] yeeres after the Iubile thou shalt bye of thy neighbour: also according to the nomber of the yeeres of the reuenues, he shall sell vnto thee.

16 According to the multitude of yeeres, thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewnesse of yeeres, thou shalt abate the price of it: for the nomber of [Note: [k] And not the full possession of the lande. ] fruites doeth he sell vnto thee.

17 Oppresse not ye therefore any man his neighbour, but thou shalt feare thy God: for I am the Lorde your God.

18 Wherefore ye shall obey mine ordinances, and keepe my lawes, and do them, and ye shall dwell in the land [Note: Or, bodily without feare. ] in safetie.

19 And the lande shall giue her fruite, and ye shall eate your fill, and dwell therein in safetie.

20 And if ye shall say, What shall we eate the seuenth yeere, for we shall not sowe, nor gather in our increase?

21 I will [Note: Ebr. I will commande. ] sende my blessing vpon you in the sixt yeere, and it shall bring foorth fruite for three yeeres.

22 And ye shall sowe the eight yeere, & eate of the olde fruite vntill the ninth yeere: vntill the fruite thereof come, ye shall eate the olde.

23 Also the lande shall not be solde to be [Note: [l] It could not be solde for euer, but must returne to the familie in the Iubile. ] cut off from the familie: for the land is mine, and ye be but strangers and soiourners with me.

24 Therefore in all the land of your possession ye shall [Note: [m] Ye shall sell it on condition that it may be redeemed. ] graunt a redemption for the lande.

25 If thy brother be impouerished, and sell his possession, then his redeemer shall come, euen his neere kinsman, and bye out that which his [Note: Or, kinsman. ] brother solde.

26 And if he haue no redeemer, but [Note: Ebr. his hande hath gotten. ] hath gotten and founde to bye it out,

27 Then shal he [Note: [n] Abating the money of the yeeres past, and paying for the rest of the yeeres to come. ] count the yeeres of his sale, & restore the ouerplus to the man, to whome he solde it: so shall he returne to his possession.

28 But if he can not get sufficient to restore to him, then that which is solde, shall remaine in the hande of him that hath bought it, vntill the yere of the Iubile: and in the Iubile it shal come [Note: [o] From his handes that bought it. ] out, and he shall returne vnto his possession.

29 Likewise if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled citie, he may bye it out againe within a [Page]

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whole yeere after it is solde: within a yeere may he bye it out.

30 But if it be not bought out within ye space of a ful yeere, then the house that is in the walled citie, shalbe stablished, [Note: [p] That is, for euer, reade verse 23. ] as cut off from the familie, to him that bought it, throughout his generations: it shall not goe out in the Iubile.

31 But the houses of villages, which haue no walles round about them, shalbe esteemed as the fielde of the countrey: they may be bought out againe, and shall [Note: Or, returne. ] goe out in the Iubile.

32 Notwithstanding, the cities of the Leuites, and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Leuites redeeme [Note: Ebr. for euer. ] at all seasons.

33 And if a man purchase of the Leuites, the house that was solde, and the citie of their possession shall goe out in the Iubile: for the houses of the cities of the Leuites are their possession among the children of Israel.

34 But the fielde of the [Note: [q] Where the Leuites kept their cattell. ] suburbes of their cities, shall not be solde: for it is their perpetuall possession.

35 Moreouer, if thy brother be impouerished, and [Note: [r] In Ebrewe it is, if his hand shake: meaning if he stretch foorth his hande for helpe as one in miserie. ] fallen in decay with thee, thou shalt relieue him, and as a stranger and soiourner, so shall he liue with thee.

36 [Note: Exod.22.25. deut.23.19. prou.28.8. ezek.18.8. and 22.12. ] Thou shalt take no vsurie of him, nor vantage, but thou shalt feare thy God, that thy brother may liue with thee.

37 Thou shalt not giue him thy money to vsurie, nor lende him thy vitailes for increase.

38 I am the Lorde your God, which haue brought you out of the lande of Egypt, to giue you the lande of Canaan, and to be your God.

39 [Note: Exod.21.2. deut.15.12. ierem.34.14. ] If thy brother also that dwelleth by thee, be impouerished, and be sold vnto thee, thou shalt not compel him to serue as a bond seruant,

40 But as an hired seruant, and as a soiourner he shalbe with thee: he shall serue thee vnto the yeere of the Iubile.

41 Then shall he depart from thee, both hee, and his children with him, and shall returne vnto his familie, and vnto the possession of his fathers shall he returne:

42 For they are my seruants, whom I brought out of the lande of Egypt: they shall not [Note: [s] Vnto perpetuall seruitude. ] be solde as bondmen are solde.

43 [Note: Ephes.6.9. coloss.4.1. ] Thou shalt not rule ouer him cruelly, but shalt feare thy God.

44 Thy bond seruant also, & thy bond maid, which thou shalt haue, shalbe of the heathen that are rounde about you: of them shall ye bye seruants and maydes.

45 And moreouer of the children of the stragers, that are soiourners among you, of them shall ye bye, and of their families that are with you, which they begate in your lande: these shall be your [Note: [t] For they shall not be bought out at the Iubile. ] possession.

46 So ye shall take them as inheritance for your children after you, to possesse them by inheritance, ye shall vse their labours for euer: but ouer your brethren the children of Israel ye shall not rule one ouer another with crueltie.

47 If a soiourner or a stranger dwelling by thee [Note: Ebr his hande take holde. ] get riches, & thy brother by him be impouerished, and sell him selfe vnto the stranger or soiourner dwelling by thee, or to the stocke of the strangers familie,

48 After that he is solde, he may be bought out: one of his brethren may bye him out,

[Sale and redeeming of seruants. Blessings.]




49 Or his vncle, or his vncles sonne may bye him out, or any of the kindred of his flesh among his familie, may redeeme him: either if he can [Note: [u] If he be able. ] get so much, he may bye him selfe out.

50 Then he shall recken with his byer from the yeere that he was solde to him, vnto the yere of Iubile: and the money of his sale shalbe according to the number of [Note: [x] Which remaine yet to the Iubile. ] yeeres: according to the time of an hyred seruant shall he be with him.

51 If there be many yeeres behind, according to them he shall giue againe for his deliuerance, of the money that he was bought for.

52 If there remaine but fewe yeeres vnto the yeere of Iubile, then he shall count with him, and according to his yeeres giue againe for his redemption.

53 He shalbe with him yeere by yeere as an hired seruant: he shall not rule cruelly ouer him in thy [Note: [y] Thou shalt not suffer him to intreate him rigorously, if thou knowe it. ] sight.

54 And if he be not redeemed thus, he shal go out in the yeere of Iubile, he, and his children with him.

55 For vnto me the children of Israel are seruants: they are my seruants, who I haue brought out of the land of Egypt: I am ye Lord your God.


CHAP. XXVI.


1 Idolatrie forbidden. 3 A blessing to them that keepe the commandements. 14 The curse to those that breake them. 42 God promiseth to remember his couenant.

1 Ye shall make you none idoles nor grauen image, neither reare you vp any [Note: Exod.20.4. deut.5.8. psal.97.7. ] pillar, neither shal ye set [Note: Or, stone hauing any imagerie. ] any image of stone in your land to bow downe to it: for I am the Lord your God.

2 Ye shall keepe my Sabbaths, and [Note: Chap.19.30. ] reuerence my Sanctuarie: I am the Lorde.

3 [Note: Deut.28.1. ] If ye walke in mine ordinances, and keepe my commandements, and doe them,

4 I will then sende you [Note: [a] By promising abundance of earthly things he stirreth the mindes to consider the rich treasures of the spirituall blessings. ] raine in due season, and the land shal yelde her increase, and the trees of the fielde shall giue her fruite.

5 And your threshing shall reache vnto the vintage, and the vintage shall reache vnto sowing time, and you shall eate your bread in plenteousnesse, and dwell in your land safely.

6 And I will sende peace in the land, and ye shall sleepe and [Note: Iob.11.19. ] none shal make you afraid: also I [Note: Ebr. I will cause the euill beast to cease. ] will rid euill beastes out of the lande, and the [Note: [b] Ye shall haue no warre. ] sworde shall not go through your lande.

7 Also ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you vpon the sworde.

8 [Note: Iosh.23.10. ] And fiue of you shall chase an hundreth, and an hundreth of you shall put ten thousande to flight, and your enemies shall fall before you vpon the sworde.

9 For [Note: Ebr. I will turne vnto you. ] I will haue respect vnto you, and make you encrease, and multiplie you, and [Note: [c] Perfourme that which I haue promised. ] establish my couenant with you.

10 Ye shall eate also olde store, and cary out olde because of the newe.

11 [Note: Ezek 37.26. 2.cor.6.16. ] And I will set my [Note: [d] I will be daily present with you. ] Tabernacle among you, and my soule shall not lothe you.

12 Also I will walke among you, and I wil be your God, and ye shalbe my people.

13 I am the Lorde your God which haue brought you out of the lande of Egypt, that yee should not be their bondmen, & I haue broken ye [Note: [e] I haue set you at full libertie, whereas before ye were as beastes tyed in bandes. ] bonds of your yoke, & made you goe vpright.

14 [Note: Deut.28.15. lament.2.17. malac.2.2. ] But if ye will not obey me, nor do all these commandements,

15 And if ye shall despise mine ordinances, either

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[Cursings, plagues and threatnings.]



if your soule abhorre my lawes, so that yee will not do all my commandements, but breake my [Note: [f] Which I made with you in chusing you to be my people. ] couenant,
16 Then wil I also do this vnto you, I wil appoint ouer you [Note: Or, an hastie plague. ] fearefulnes, a consumption, and the burning ague to consume the eyes, and make the heart heauie, and you shall sowe your seede in vaine: for your enemies shall eate it:

17 And I will set [Note: [g] Reade Chap. 17. 10. ] my face against you, and ye shal fal before your enemies, & they that hate you, shall raigne ouer you, [Note: Pro.28.1. ] and yee shall flee when none pursueth you.

18 And if ye wil not for these things obey me, then wil I punish you [Note: [h] That is, more extremely. ] seuen times more, according to your sinnes,

19 And I wil breake the pride of your power, and I will make your heauen as [Note: [i] Ye shall haue drought and barennes, Agge.1.10. ] yron, and your earth as brasse:

20 And your [Note: Or, labour. ] strength shalbe spent in vaine: neither shall your lande giue her increase, neither shall the trees of the land giue their fruite.

21 And if ye walke [Note: [k] Or, as some read, by fortune, imputing my plagues to chance and fortune. ] stubburnly against me, and will not obey mee, I will then bring seuen times mo plagues vpon you, according to your sinnes.

22 I will also sende wilde beastes vpon you, which shall [Note: [l] Of your children, 2.king.17.25. ] spoyle you, and destroy your cattell, & make you fewe in number: so your hye [Note: [m] Because none dare passe thereby for feare of beasts. ] waies shalbe desolate.

23 Yet if by these ye will not be reformed by me, but walke stubburnly against me,

24 Then wil I also walke [Note: 2.Sam.22.27. psal.18.26. ] stubburnly against you, and I will smite you yet seuen times for your sinnes:

25 And I wil send a sword vpon you, that shal auenge the quarel of my couenant: and when ye are gathered in your cities, I wil send the pestilence among you, and ye shall be deliuered into the hand of the enemie.

26 When I shall breake the [Note: [n] That is, the strength, whereby the life is susteined, Ezek.4. 16. & 5.16. ] staffe of your bread, then ten women shal bake your breade in one [Note: [o] One ouen shall be sufficieut for ten families. ] ouen, & they shal deliuer your bread againe by weight, and ye shall eate, but not be satisfied.

27 Yet if ye will not for this obey mee, but walke against me stubburnly,

28 Then will I walke stubburnly in mine anger against you, and I will also chastice you seuen times more according to your sinnes.

29 [Note: Deut.28.53. ] And ye shall eate ye flesh of your sonnes, & the flesh of your daughters shall ye deuoure.

30 I will also destroy your hye places, & [Note: 2.Chro.34.7. ] cut away your images, and cast your carkeises vpon the [Note: Or, carions. ] bodies of your idoles, and my soule shall abhorre you.

31 And I will make your cities desolate, and bring your Sanctuarie vnto nought, and [Note: [p] I will not accept your sacrifices. ] will not smell the sauour of your sweete odours.

32 I will also bring the land vnto a wildernes, and your enemies, which dwell therein, shalbe astonished thereat.

33 Also I wil scatter you among the heathen, and [Note: [q] Signifying that no enemie can come without Gods sending. ] will drawe out a sworde after you, & your land shalbe waste, & your cities shalbe desolate.

34 Then shall the land inioy her [Note: Chap.25.2. ] Sabbaths, as long as it lieth voide, and yee shalbe in your enemies land: then shall the land rest, and enioy her Sabbaths.

35 All the dayes that it lieth voide, it shal rest, because it did not rest in your [Note: [r] Which I commanded you to keepe. ] Sabbaths, when ye dwelt vpon it.

[Cursings, plagues and threatnings. Redeeming of vowes.]




36 And vpon them that are left of you, I will send euen a [Note: Or, cowardnes. ] faintnes into their hearts in ye land of their enemies, & the sounde of a leafeshaken shal chase them, and they shall [Note: [s] As if their enemies did chase them. ] flee as fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall, no man pursuing them.

37 They shall fall also one vpon another, as before a sword, though none pursue them, and ye shall not be able to stand before your enemies:

38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, & the land of your enemies shall eate you vp.

39 And they that are left of you, shall pine away for their iniquitie, in your enemies landes, and for the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with [Note: [t] Forasmuch as they are culpable of their fathers faults, they shalbe punished aswell as their fathers. ] them also.

40 Then they shall confesse their iniquitie, & the wickednes of their fathers for their trespasse, which they haue trespassed against mee, and also because they haue walked stubburnly against me.

41 Therefore I wil walke stubburnly against them, and bring them into the land of their enemies: so then their vncircumcised hearts shalbe humbled, and then they shalt [Note: Or, pray for their sinne. ] willingly beare the punishment of their iniquitie.

42 Then I will remember my couenant with Iaakob, and my couenant also with Izhak, and also my couenant with Abraham will I remember, and will remember the land.

43 [Note: [u] Whiles they are captiues, and without repentance. ] The land also in the meane season shalbe left of them, & shall enioye her Sabbaths while she lieth waste without them, but they shall willingly suffer the punishment of their iniquitie, because they despised my lawes, and because their soule abhorred mine ordinances.

44 Yet notwithstanding this, when they shalbe in the lande of their enemies, [Note: Deut.4.31. rom.11.26. ] I wil not cast them away, neither will I abhorre them, to destroy them vtterly, nor to breake my couenant with them: for I am the Lord their God:

45 But I will remember for them the [Note: [x] Made to their forefathers. ] couenant of olde when I brought them out of ye land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen that I might be their God: I am the Lorde.

46 These are the ordinances, and the iudgements, and the lawes, which the Lorde made betweene him, and the children of Israel in mount [Note: [y] Fiftie dayes after they came out of Egypt. ] Sinai, by the hand of Moses.



CHAP. XXVII.


2 Of diuers vowes, and the redemption of the same. 28 A thing separate from the vse of man can not bee solde nor redeemed, but remaineth to the Lord.

1 Moreouer the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, If any man shall make a vowe of [Note: [a] As of his sonne or his daughter. ] a person vnto the Lord, by [Note: [b] Which art the Priest. ] thy estimation,

3 Then thy estimation shall bee thus: a male from twentie yeere olde vnto sixty yeere olde shalbe by thy estimation euen fifty [Note: [c] Reade the value of the shekel, Exod.30.13. ] shekels of siluer, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie.

4 But if it be a female, then thy valuation shal be thirtie shekels.

5 And from fiue yere old to twentie yere olde thy valuation shall be for the male twentie shekels, and for the female ten shekels.

6 But fro a [Note: [d] He speaketh of those vowes whereby the fathers dedicated their children to God, which were not of such force, but they might be redeemed from them. ] moneth old vnto fiue yere old, thy price of the male shall bee fiue shekels of siluer, and thy price of the female, three shekels of siluer.

7 And from sixty yeere olde and aboue, if he be a male, then thy price shalbe fifteene shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
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[Redeeming of houses, and fieldes.]




8 But if he be poorer [Note: [e] If he be not able to pay after thy valuation. ] then thou hast esteemed him, then shall hee present himselfe before the Priest, & the Priest shal value him, according to the abilitie of him yt vowed, so shall the Priest value him.

9 And if it be a [Note: [f] Which is cleane, Chap.11.2. ] beast, whereof men bring an offering vnto the Lorde, all that one giueth of such vnto the Lorde, shalbe holy.

10 He shall not alter it nor change it, a good for a badde, nor a badde for a good: and if hee change beast for beast, then both this and that, which was changed for it, shall be [Note: [g] That is, consecrate to the Lorde. ] holy.

11 And if it be any vncleane beast, of which men do not offer a sacrifice vnto the Lorde, hee shall then present the beast before the Priest.

12 And the Priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: and as thou valuest it, which art the Priest, so shall it bee.

13 But if he will bye it againe, then hee shall giue the fift part of it more, aboue thy valuation.

14 Also whe a man shall dedicate his house to be holy vnto the Lorde, then the Priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad, and as ye Priest shall prise it, [Note: Ebr. so shall it stande. ] so shall the value be.

15 But if he that sanctified it, will redeeme his house, then hee shall giue thereto the fift part of money more then thy estimation, & it shalbe his.

16 If also a man dedicate to the Lorde any grounde of his inheritance, then shalt thou esteeme it according to the [Note: [h] Valuing the price thereof, according to the seede that is sowe, or by the seede that it doth yelde. ] seede therof: an [Note: [i] Homer is a measure conteyning ten Ephahs; reade of Ephah, Exod. 16.16, 36. ] Homer of barlie seede shalbe at fiftie shekels of siluer.

17 If he dedicate his field immediatly from the yeere of Iubile, it shall bee worth as thou doest esteeme it.

18 But if hee dedicate his fielde after the Iubile, then the Priest shall recken him the money according to ye yeeres that remaine vnto the yere of Iubile, and it shalbe abated by thy estimation.

19 And if he that dedicateth it, will redeeme the fielde, then he shall put the fift parte of the price, that thou esteemedst it at, thereunto, and it shall remaine his.

20 And if he will not redeeme the fielde, but the Priest [Note: [k] For their owne necessitie or godly vses. ] sell the fielde to another man, it shalbe redeemed no more.

21 But the field shalbe holy to the Lord, whe it goeth out in the Iubile, as a fielde [Note: [l] That is, which is dedicate to the Lorde with a curse to him that doth turne it to his priuate vse, Nom. 21. 2. deut.13.15. iosh.6.17. ] separate

[Redeeming of houses, and fieldes.]



from common vses: the possession thereof shall be the Priests.

22 If a man also dedicate vnto ye Lord a fielde which he hath bought, which is not of the groud of his inheritance,

23 Then the Priest shall set the price to him, as [Note: Vers.12. ] thou esteemest it, vnto the yeere of Iubile, & he shall giue [Note: [m] The Priestes valuation. ] thy price the same day, as a thing holy vnto the Lord.

24 But in the yeere of Iubile, the fielde shall returne vnto him, of whome it was bought: to him, I say, whose inheritance the land was.

25 And all thy valuation shall bee according to the shekel of [Note: Exod.30.13. nom.3.47. ezek.45.12. ] the Sanctuarie: a shekel conteyneth twenty gerahs.

26 [Note: Exo.13.2.& 22. 29. nom.3.13. ] Notwithstanding the first borne of the beastes, because it is the Lordes first borne, none shall dedicate such, be it bullocke, or sheepe; for it is the [Note: [n] It was the Lordes already. ] Lords.

27 But if it be an vncleane beast, then he shall redeeme it by thy valuation, and giue the fift part more thereto: & if it be not redeemed, then it shalbe solde, according to thy estimation.

28 [Note: Iosh.6.19. ] Notwithstanding, nothing separate from the common vse that a man doeth separate vnto the Lord of all that he hath (whether it bee man or beast, or lande of his inheritance) may be solde nor redeemed: for euery thing separate from the common vse is most holy vnto the Lorde.

29 Nothing separate from the common vse, which shall be separate from man, shalbe redeemed, but [Note: [o] It shall remaine without redemption. ] dye the death.

30 Also all the tithe of the lande both of the seede of the ground, and of the fruite of the trees is the Lords: it is holy to the Lorde.

31 But if a man will redeeme any of his tithe, he shal adde the [Note: [p] Besides the value of the thing it selfe. ] fift part thereto.

32 And euery tithe of bullock, and of sheepe, and of all that goeth vnder the [Note: [q] Al that which is nombred: that is, euery tenth, as he falleth by tale without exception or respect. ] rod, the tenth shalbe holy vnto the Lord.

33 He shal not looke if it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: els if he change it, both it, and that it was changed withall, shalbe holy, and it shall not be redeemed.

34 These are the commaundements which the Lord commaunded by Moses vnto the children of Israel in mount Sinai.