The Bible, King James version, Complete
Part 4 out of 58
02:006:009 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they
hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel
02:006:010 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
02:006:011 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the
children of Israel go out of his land.
02:006:012 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children
of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh
hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
02:006:013 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a
charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of
Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of
02:006:014 These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of
Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and
Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.
02:006:015 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and
Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman:
these are the families of Simeon.
02:006:016 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their
generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of
the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.
02:006:017 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their
02:006:018 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and
Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred
thirty and three years.
02:006:019 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the
families of Levi according to their generations.
02:006:020 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and
she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of
Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.
02:006:021 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
02:006:022 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
02:006:023 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of
Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar,
02:006:024 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these
are the families of the Korhites.
02:006:025 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of
Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads
of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
02:006:026 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring
out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to
02:006:027 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring
out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses
02:006:028 And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses
in the land of Egypt,
02:006:029 That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD: speak
thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.
02:006:030 And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised
lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?
02:007:001 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to
Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
02:007:002 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy
brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of
Israel out of his land.
02:007:003 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and
my wonders in the land of Egypt.
02:007:004 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand
upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the
children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great
02:007:005 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I
stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children
of Israel from among them.
02:007:006 And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did
02:007:007 And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and
three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
02:007:008 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
02:007:009 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for
you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it
before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
02:007:010 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as
the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before
Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
02:007:011 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now
the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with
02:007:012 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became
serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
02:007:013 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto
them; as the LORD had said.
02:007:014 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he
refuseth to let the people go.
02:007:015 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto
the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against
he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou
take in thine hand.
02:007:016 And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath
sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may
serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou
wouldest not hear.
02:007:017 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the
LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand
upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be
turned to blood.
02:007:018 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river
shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the
water of the river.
02:007:019 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod,
and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon
their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and
upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and
that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both
in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
02:007:020 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he
lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the
river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his
servants; and all the waters that were in the river were
turned to blood.
02:007:021 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank,
and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river;
and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
02:007:022 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and
Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto
them; as the LORD had said.
02:007:023 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set
his heart to this also.
02:007:024 And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water
to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.
02:007:025 And seven days were fulfilled, after that the LORD had smitten
02:008:001 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto
him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may
02:008:002 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all
thy borders with frogs:
02:008:003 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall
go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and
upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy
people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
02:008:004 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people,
and upon all thy servants.
02:008:005 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth
thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and
over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of
02:008:006 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and
the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
02:008:007 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought
up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
02:008:008 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the
LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my
people; and I will let the people go, that they may do
sacrifice unto the LORD.
02:008:009 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I
intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to
destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may
remain in the river only?
02:008:010 And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy
word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the
LORD our God.
02:008:011 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and
from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in
the river only.
02:008:012 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried
unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought
02:008:013 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs
died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the
02:008:014 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land
02:008:015 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his
heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
02:008:016 And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy
rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice
throughout all the land of Egypt.
02:008:017 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his
rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in
man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice
throughout all the land of Egypt.
02:008:018 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring
forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man,
and upon beast.
02:008:019 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of
God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not
unto them; as the LORD had said.
02:008:020 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning,
and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water;
and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that
they may serve me.
02:008:021 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send
swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy
people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians
shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon
02:008:022 And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my
people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the
end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the
02:008:023 And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to
morrow shall this sign be.
02:008:024 And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies
into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and
into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason
of the swarm of flies.
02:008:025 And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye,
sacrifice to your God in the land.
02:008:026 And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall
sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our
God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians
before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
02:008:027 We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and
sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.
02:008:028 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to
the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very
far away: intreat for me.
02:008:029 And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat
the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh,
from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not
Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go
to sacrifice to the LORD.
02:008:030 And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.
02:008:031 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and he
removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants,
and from his people; there remained not one.
02:008:032 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither
would he let the people go.
02:009:001 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell
him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go,
that they may serve me.
02:009:002 For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,
02:009:003 Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in
the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels,
upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very
02:009:004 And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the
cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is
the children's of Israel.
02:009:005 And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD
shall do this thing in the land.
02:009:006 And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle
of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel
died not one.
02:009:007 And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle
of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened,
and he did not let the people go.
02:009:008 And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you
handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it
toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
02:009:009 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and
shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon
beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
02:009:010 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh;
and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil
breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
02:009:011 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the
boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the
02:009:012 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened
not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
02:009:013 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning,
and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the
LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve
02:009:014 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart,
and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest
know that there is none like me in all the earth.
02:009:015 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and
thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the
02:009:016 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to
shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared
throughout all the earth.
02:009:017 As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt
not let them go?
02:009:018 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a
very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the
foundation thereof even until now.
02:009:019 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou
hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be
found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail
shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
02:009:020 He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of
Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
02:009:021 And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his
servants and his cattle in the field.
02:009:022 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward
heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon
man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field,
throughout the land of Egypt.
02:009:023 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD
sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground;
and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
02:009:024 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very
grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of
Egypt since it became a nation.
02:009:025 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that
was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every
herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
02:009:026 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were,
was there no hail.
02:009:027 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said
unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and
I and my people are wicked.
02:009:028 Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more
mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye
shall stay no longer.
02:009:029 And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city,
I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder
shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou
mayest know how that the earth is the LORD's.
02:009:030 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet
fear the LORD God.
02:009:031 And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in
the ear, and the flax was bolled.
02:009:032 But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not
02:009:033 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad
his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and
the rain was not poured upon the earth.
02:009:034 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the
thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his
heart, he and his servants.
02:009:035 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let
the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.
02:010:001 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have
hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I
might shew these my signs before him:
02:010:002 And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy
son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs
which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am
02:010:003 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him,
Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou
refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that
they may serve me.
02:010:004 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow
will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
02:010:005 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be
able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that
which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and
shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field:
02:010:006 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy
servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither
thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day
that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned
himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
02:010:007 And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man
be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the
LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
02:010:008 And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he
said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but who are they
that shall go?
02:010:009 And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old,
with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with
our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.
02:010:010 And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will
let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is
02:010:011 Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that
ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's
02:010:012 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the
land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the
land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that
the hail hath left.
02:010:013 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and
the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and
all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought
02:010:014 And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested
in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before
them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them
shall be such.
02:010:015 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land
was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all
the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there
remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of
the field, through all the land of Egypt.
02:010:016 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said,
I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.
02:010:017 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and
intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this
02:010:018 And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.
02:010:019 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away
the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained
not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
02:010:020 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not
let the children of Israel go.
02:010:021 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward
heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt,
even darkness which may be felt.
02:010:022 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there
was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
02:010:023 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for
three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their
02:010:024 And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the
LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your
little ones also go with you.
02:010:025 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt
offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
02:010:026 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be
left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our
God; and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until
we come thither.
02:010:027 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let
02:010:028 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to
thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my
face thou shalt die.
02:010:029 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face
again no more.
02:011:001 And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more
upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go
hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you
out hence altogether.
02:011:002 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow
of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of
silver and jewels of gold.
02:011:003 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the
Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land
of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight
of the people.
02:011:004 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go
out into the midst of Egypt:
02:011:005 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the
first born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto
the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and
all the firstborn of beasts.
02:011:006 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of
Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it
02:011:007 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move
his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that
the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and
02:011:008 And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow
down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the
people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he
went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
02:011:009 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto
you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
02:011:010 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and
the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let
the children of Israel go out of his land.
02:012:001 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt
02:012:002 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall
be the first month of the year to you.
02:012:003 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the
tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a
lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an
02:012:004 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and
his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the
number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall
make your count for the lamb.
02:012:005 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year:
ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
02:012:006 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same
month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel
shall kill it in the evening.
02:012:007 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two
side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein
they shall eat it.
02:012:008 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire,
and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
02:012:009 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast
with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance
02:012:010 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and
that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn
02:012:011 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes
on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it
in haste: it is the LORD's passover.
02:012:012 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will
smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and
beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute
judgment: I am the LORD.
02:012:013 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses
where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you,
and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I
smite the land of Egypt.
02:012:014 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall
keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye
shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
02:012:015 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day
ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever
eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh
day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
02:012:016 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and
in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you;
no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every
man must eat, that only may be done of you.
02:012:017 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in
this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land
of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your
generations by an ordinance for ever.
02:012:018 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at
even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and
twentieth day of the month at even.
02:012:019 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for
whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall
be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a
stranger, or born in the land.
02:012:020 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall
ye eat unleavened bread.
02:012:021 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto
them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families,
and kill the passover.
02:012:022 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood
that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side
posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you
shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
02:012:023 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and
when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side
posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer
the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
02:012:024 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and
to thy sons for ever.
02:012:025 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which
the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye
shall keep this service.
02:012:026 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto
you, What mean ye by this service?
02:012:027 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover,
who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt,
when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the
people bowed the head and worshipped.
02:012:028 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had
commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
02:012:029 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the
firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh
that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that
was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
02:012:030 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants,
and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for
there was not a house where there was not one dead.
02:012:031 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up,
and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the
children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
02:012:032 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be
gone; and bless me also.
02:012:033 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might
send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all
02:012:034 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their
kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their
02:012:035 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses;
and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and
jewels of gold, and raiment:
02:012:036 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the
Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they
required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
02:012:037 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth,
about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside
02:012:038 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and
herds, even very much cattle.
02:012:039 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they
brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because
they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither
had they prepared for themselves any victual.
02:012:040 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in
Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
02:012:041 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty
years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the
hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
02:012:042 It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing
them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the
LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their
02:012:043 And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance
of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
02:012:044 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou
hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
02:012:045 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
02:012:046 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth
ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye
break a bone thereof.
02:012:047 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
02:012:048 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the
passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and
then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one
that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall
02:012:049 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the
stranger that sojourneth among you.
02:012:050 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded
Moses and Aaron, so did they.
02:012:051 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring
the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their
02:013:001 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
02:013:002 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the
womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast:
it is mine.
02:013:003 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.
02:013:004 This day came ye out in the month Abib.
02:013:005 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 this month.
02:013:006 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh
day shall be a feast to the LORD.
02:013:007 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.
02:013:008 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.
02:013:009 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.
02:013:010 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from
year to year.
02:013:011 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 it thee,
02:013:012 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.
02:013:013 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
02:013:014 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:
02:013:015 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.
02:013:016 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.
02:013:017 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:
02:013:018 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.
02:013:019 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.
02:013:020 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in
Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
02:013:021 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:
02:013:022 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the
pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
02:014:001 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
02:014:002 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp
before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against
Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
02:014:003 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are
entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
02:014:004 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
02:014:005 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 serving us?
02:014:006 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
02:014:007 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots
of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
02:014:008 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.
02:014:009 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 Pihahiroth, before
02:014:010 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.
02:014:011 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
02:014:012 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.
02:014:013 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 for ever.
02:014:014 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
02:014:015 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me?
speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
02:014:016 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.
02:014:017 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
02:014:018 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have
gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his
02:014:019 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:
02:014:020 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.
02:014:021 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.
02:014:022 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.
02:014:023 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst
of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his
02:014:024 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,
02:014:025 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
02:014:026 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.
02:014:027 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 sea.
02:014:028 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.
02:014:029 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 their left.
02:014:030 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the
Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea
02:014:031 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 servant Moses.
02:015:001 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.
02:015:002 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.
02:015:003 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
02:015:004 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his
chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
02:015:005 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a
02:015:006 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right
hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
02:015:007 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.
02:015:008 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.
02:015:009 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.
02:015:010 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank
as lead in the mighty waters.
02:015:011 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like
thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
02:015:012 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
02:015:013 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast
redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy
02:015:014 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold
on the inhabitants of Palestina.
02:015:015 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.
02:015:016 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
02:015:017 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.
02:015:018 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
02:015:019 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.
02:015:020 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 dances.
02:015:021 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.
02:015:022 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.
02:015:023 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 Marah.
02:015:024 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we
02:015:025 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,
02:015:026 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
02:015:027 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and
threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the
02:016:001 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.
02:016:002 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured
against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
02:016:003 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 with hunger.
02:016:004 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.
02:016:005 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 gather daily.
02:016:006 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 of Egypt:
02:016:007 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?
02:016:008 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.
02:016:009 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 murmurings.
02:016:010 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.
02:016:011 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
02:016:012 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.
02:016:013 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
02:016:014 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.
02:016:015 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.
02:016:016 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 tents.
02:016:017 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more,
02:016:018 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.
02:016:019 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
02:016:020 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.
02:016:021 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his
eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
02:016:022 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.
02:016:023 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.
02:016:024 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it
did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
02:016:025 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.
02:016:026 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is
the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
02:016:027 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on
the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
02:016:028 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my
commandments and my laws?
02:016:029 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
02:016:030 So the people rested on the seventh day.
02:016:031 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 with honey.
02:016:032 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.
02:016:033 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
02:016:034 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the
Testimony, to be kept.
02:016:035 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.
02:016:036 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
02:017:001 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.
02:017:002 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?
02:017:003 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 thirst?
02:017:004 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto
this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
02:017:005 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.
02:017:006 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 Israel.
02:017:007 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?
02:017:008 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
02:017:009 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.
02:017:010 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
02:017:011 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel
prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
02:017:012 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
02:017:013 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of
02:017:014 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.
02:017:015 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it
02:017:016 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will
have war with Amalek from generation to generation.
02:018:001 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;
02:018:002 Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife,
after he had sent her back,
02:018:003 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:
02:018:004 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:
02:018:005 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:
02:018:006 And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come
unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
02:018:007 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.
02:018:008 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.
02:018:009 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had
done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the
02:018:010 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
02:018:011 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the
thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
02:018:012 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.
02:018:013 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
02:018:014 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 unto even?
02:018:015 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come
unto me to enquire of God:
02:018:016 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 laws.
02:018:017 And Moses' father in law said unto him, The thing that thou
doest is not good.
02:018:018 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.
02:018:019 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God
shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that
thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
02:018:020 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew
them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they
02:018:021 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:
02:018:022 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.
02:018:023 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 in peace.
02:018:024 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did
all that he had said.
02:018:025 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.
02:018:026 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes
they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged
02:018:027 And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way
into his own land.
02:019:001 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 Sinai.
02:019:002 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.
02:019:003 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;
02:019:004 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you
on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
02:019:005 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:
02:019:006 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 Israel.
02:019:007 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and
laid before their faces all these words which the LORD
02:019:008 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.
02:019:009 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.
02:019:010 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify
them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
02:019:011 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
02:019:012 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 death:
02:019:013 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.
02:019:014 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and
sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
02:019:015 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day:
come not at your wives.
02:019:016 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.
02:019:017 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet
with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
02:019:018 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.
02:019:019 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed
louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a
02:019:020 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.
02:019:021 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest
they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them
02:019:022 And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD,
sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
02:019:023 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 sanctify it.
02:019:024 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 them.
02:019:025 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.
02:020:001 And God spake all these words, saying,
02:020:002 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land
of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
02:020:003 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
02:020:004 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.
02:020:005 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 hate me;
02:020:006 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and
keep my commandments.
02:020:007 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
02:020:008 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
02:020:009 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
02:020:010 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:
02:020:011 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.
02:020:012 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long
upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
02:020:013 Thou shalt not kill.
02:020:014 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
02:020:015 Thou shalt not steal.
02:020:016 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
02:020:017 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
02:020:018 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.
02:020:019 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will
hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
02:020:020 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
02:020:021 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the
thick darkness where God was.
02:020:022 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the
children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you
02:020:023 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye
make unto you gods of gold.
02:020:024 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.
02:020:025 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 polluted it.
02:020:026 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy
nakedness be not discovered thereon.
02:021:001 Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.
02:021:002 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and
in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
02:021:003 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he
were married, then his wife shall go out with him.
02:021:004 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.
02:021:005 And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my
wife, and my children; I will not go out free:
02:021:006 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
02:021:007 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall
not go out as the menservants do.
02:021:008 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.
02:021:009 And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with
her after the manner of daughters.
02:021:010 If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her
duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.
02:021:011 And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out
free without money.
02:021:012 He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to
02:021:013 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.
02:021:014 But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay
him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he
02:021:015 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely
put to death.
02:021:016 And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found
in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
02:021:017 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be
put to death.
02:021:018 And if men strive together, and one smite another with a
stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:
02:021:019 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.
02:021:020 And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and
he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
02:021:021 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be
punished: for he is his money.
02:021:022 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.
02:021:023 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for
02:021:024 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
02:021:025 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
02:021:026 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
02:021:027 And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his
maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's
02:021:028 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.
02:021:029 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.
02:021:030 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.
02:021:031 Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter,
according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.
02:021:032 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 stoned.
02:021:033 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;
02:021:034 The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto
the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
02:021:035 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 shall divide.
02:021:036 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.
02:022:001 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
02:022:002 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die,
there shall no blood be shed for him.
02:022:003 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.
02:022:004 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it
be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
02:022:005 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 restitution.
02:022:006 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
02:022:007 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 pay double.
02:022:008 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 neighbour's goods.
02:022:009 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.
02:022:010 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 seeing it:
02:022:011 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
02:022:012 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto
the owner thereof.
02:022:013 If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness,
and he shall not make good that which was torn.
02:022:014 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
02:022:015 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.
02:022:016 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with
her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
02:022:017 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall
pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
02:022:018 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
02:022:019 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
02:022:020 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he
shall be utterly destroyed.
02:022:021 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye
were strangers in the land of Egypt.
02:022:022 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
02:022:023 If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me,
I will surely hear their cry;
02:022:024 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the
sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children
02:022:025 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 usury.
02:022:026 If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou
shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
02:022:027 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.
02:022:028 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy
02:022:029 Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits,
and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give
02:022:030 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 me.
02:022:031 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
02:023:001 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with
the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
02:023:002 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt
thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
02:023:003 Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
02:023:004 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou
shalt surely bring it back to him again.
02:023:005 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.
02:023:006 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
02:023:007 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and
righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
02:023:008 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise,
and perverteth the words of the righteous.
02:023:009 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart
of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
02:023:010 And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the
02:023:011 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.
02:023:012 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.
02:023:013 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 thy mouth.
02:023:014 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
02:023:015 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:)
02:023:016 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 field.
02:023:017 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the
02:023:018 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened
bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the
02:023:019 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 mother's milk.
02:023:020 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way,
and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
02:023:021 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he
will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
02:023:022 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 thine adversaries.
02:023:023 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto
the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the
Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut
02:023:024 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.
02:023:025 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.
02:023:026 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy
land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
02:023:027 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.
02:023:028 And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the
Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.
02:023:029 I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest
the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply
02:023:030 By little and little I will drive them out from before thee,
until thou be increased, and inherit the land.
02:023:031 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.
02:023:032 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
02:023:033 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.
02:024:001 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and
Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel;
and worship ye afar off.
02:024:002 And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not
come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
02:024:003 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD,
and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one
voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will
02:024:004 And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early
in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and
twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
02:024:005 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered
burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto
02:024:006 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and
half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
02:024:007 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience
of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will
we do, and be obedient.
02:024:008 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and
said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath
made with you concerning all these words.
02:024:009 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy
of the elders of Israel:
02:024:010 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet
as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were
the body of heaven in his clearness.
02:024:011 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his
hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.
02:024:012 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount,
and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law,
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