And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among
the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came
out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand
the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened
bread be eaten.
This day came ye out in the month Abib.
And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and
the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land
flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in
Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day
shall be a feast to the LORD.
Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no
leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen
with thee in all thy quarters.
And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because
of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a
memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth:
for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to
And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the
Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give
That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix,
and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males
shall be the LORD's.
And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if
thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the
firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying,
What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the
LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:
And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the
LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn
of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD
all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my
children I redeem.
And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets
between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth
out of Egypt.
And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led
them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although
that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when
they see war, and they return to Egypt:
But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of
the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the
land of Egypt.
And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly
sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and
ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in
the edge of the wilderness.
And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead
them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light;
to go by day and night:
He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of
fire by night, from before the people.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before
Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon:
before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in
the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them;
and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the
Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart
of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and
they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from
And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of
Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he
pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went
out with an high hand.
But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of
Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping
by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their
eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were
sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast
thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou
dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us
alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us
to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the
salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the
Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more
The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak
unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea,
and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground
through the midst of the sea.
And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they
shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon
all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten
me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed
and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before
their face, and stood behind them:
And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel;
and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night
to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused
the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the
sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the
dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand,
and on their left.
And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the
sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto
the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the
cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so
that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the
LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea,
that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their
chariots, and upon their horsemen.
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned
to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled
against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the
And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen,
and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there
remained not so much as one of them.
But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the
sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians;
and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians:
and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD,
and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed
gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he
is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and
I will exalt him.
The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen
captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand,
O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them
that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which
consumed them as stubble.
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together,
the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in
the heart of the sea.
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the
spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my
hand shall destroy them.
Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as
lead in the mighty waters.
Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee,
glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed:
thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the
inhabitants of Palestina.
Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab,
trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan
shall melt away.
Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm
they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD,
till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine
inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to
dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his
horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the
sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the
midst of the sea.
And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her
hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with
And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed
gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the
wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and
found no water.
And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of
Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which
when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there
he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD
thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give
ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none
of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians:
for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and
threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of
the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is
between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month
after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against
Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died
by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the
flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have
brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly
Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven
for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every
day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare
that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they
And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even,
then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land
And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that
he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye
murmur against us?
And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the
evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that
the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and
what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.
And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the
children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your
And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of
the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and,
behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto
them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall
be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.
And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the
camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the
wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost
on the ground.
And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It
is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them,
This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every
man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the
number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his
And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had
nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered
every man according to his eating.
And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left
of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was
wroth with them.
And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his
eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as
much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the
congregation came and told Moses.
And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To
morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which
ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which
remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not
stink, neither was there any worm therein.
And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the
LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the
sabbath, in it there shall be none.
And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the
seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my
commandments and my laws?
See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he
giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man
in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
So the people rested on the seventh day.
And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was
like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made
And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an
omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the
bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you
forth from the land of Egypt.
And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna
therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your
As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the
Testimony, to be kept.
And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came
to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the
borders of the land of Canaan.
Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the
wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment
of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the
people to drink.
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water
that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me?
wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured
against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us
up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with
And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this
people? they be almost ready to stone me.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with
thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the
river, take in thine hand, and go.
Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and
thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that
the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of
And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of
the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the
LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with
Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of
God in mine hand.
So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and
Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel
prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under
him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the
one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands
were steady until the going down of the sun.
And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the
And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book,
and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the
remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:
For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war
with Amalek from generation to generation.
When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all
that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the
LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;
Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after
he had sent her back,
And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he
said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said
he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife
unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:
And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee,
and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and
kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came
into the tent.
And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto
Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail
that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.
And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to
Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of
the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath
delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing
wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and
sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to
eat bread with Moses' father in law before God.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the
people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the
And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he
said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest
thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning
And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto
me to inquire of God:
When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one
and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his
And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is
Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with
thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to
perform it thyself alone.
Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be
with thee: Be thou for the people to Godward, that thou mayest bring
the causes unto God:
And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them
the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as
fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over
them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of
fifties, and rulers of tens:
And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that
every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter
they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall
bear the burden with thee.
If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt
be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place
So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all
that he had said.
And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over
the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of
fifties, and rulers of tens.
And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they
brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into his
In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out
of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of
For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of
Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped
before the mount.
And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the
mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell
the children of Israel;
Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on
eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant,
then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for
all the earth is mine:
And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of
And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid
before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD
hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people
unto the LORD.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud,
that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for
ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them
to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will
come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take
heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the
border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to
There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or
shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the
trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified
the people; and they washed their clothes.
And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not
at your wives.
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were
thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the
voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was
in the camp trembled.
And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God;
and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended
upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a
furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and
louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and
the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they
break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify
themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount
Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and
And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come
up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people
break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon
So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.
And God spake all these words, saying,
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of
any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath,
or that is in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the
LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the
LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou
shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger
that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that
in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed
the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his
ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the
noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people
saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but
let not God speak with us, lest we die.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove
you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick
darkness where God was.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children
of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto
you gods of gold.
An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice
thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and
thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto
thee, and I will bless thee.
And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it
of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast
Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness
be not discovered thereon.
Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.
If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the
seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were
married, then his wife shall go out with him.
If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or
daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he
shall go out by himself.
And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and
my children; I will not go out free:
Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring
him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his
ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go
out as the menservants do.
If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then
shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he
shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her
after the manner of daughters.
If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of
marriage, shall he not diminish.
And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then
I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.
But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with
guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to
And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his
hand, he shall surely be put to death.
And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to
And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or
with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:
If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that
smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and
shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.
And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die
under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be
punished: for he is his money.
If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart
from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished,
according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay
as the judges determine.
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid,
that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's
tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be
surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the
ox shall be quit.
But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it
hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but
that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his
owner also shall be put to death.
If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the
ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.
Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to
this judgment shall it be done unto him.
If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give
unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be
And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not
cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein;
The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the
owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell
the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they
Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his
owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the
dead shall be his own.
If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he
shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there
shall no blood be shed for him.
If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for
he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be
sold for his theft.
If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox,
or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put
in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of
his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make
If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn,
or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that
kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and
it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be
brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his
For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep,
for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another
challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before
the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double
unto his neighbour.
If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or
any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man
Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not
put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall
accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the
If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he
shall not make good that which was torn.
And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die,
the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it
be an hired thing, it came for his hire.
And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her,
he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money
according to the dowry of virgins.
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall
be utterly destroyed.
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were
strangers in the land of Egypt.
Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will
surely hear their cry;
And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and
your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou
shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him
If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt
deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin:
wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth
unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of
thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.
Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven
days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it
And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that
is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the
wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou
speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt
surely bring it back to him again.
If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden,
and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous
slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and
perverteth the words of the righteous.
Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a
stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits
But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the
poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the
field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard,
and with thy oliveyard.
Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt
rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy
handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make
no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of
Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat
unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time
appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt:
and none shall appear before me empty:)
And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou
hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the
end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the
Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord
Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread;
neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the
house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his
Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to
bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not
pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak;
then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto
For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the
Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites,
and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after
their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break
down their images.
And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread,
and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the
number of thy days I will fulfil.
I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to
whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their
backs unto thee.
And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the
Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.
I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land
become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.
By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until
thou be increased, and inherit the land.
And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the
Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver
the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them
out before thee.
Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me:
for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.