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take him, because the way is long, I death of the nigh priest: but after

CAEL OF MOSES. and slay him; whereas he was not the death of the high priest the

Erod. ii, 11-14. And it came to worthy of death, inasmuch as he slayer shall return into the land

pass in those days, when Moses hated him not in time past. of his possession. And ye shall

was grown, that he went out untake no satis action for un tout to bis brethren, and looked on CITIES OF REFUGE is fed to the city of his refuge, I their burdens; and he spied an APPOINTED. that he should come again to

Egyptian smiting an llebrew, one dwell in the land, until the death of his brethren. And he looked Num. XXXV, 12--15. And they

of the pries'. shall be unto you cities for refuge

this way and that way, and when from the avenger; that the man | Josh, xx, 4-6. And when he that he saw that there was no man, he slayer die not, until he stand be- doth flee unto one of those cities slew the Egyptian, and hid him fore the congregation in judgment. shall stand at the entering of the in the sand. And when he went And of these cities which ye shall gate of the city, and shall declare out the second day, bebold, two give, six cities shall ye have for his cause in the ears of the elders

men of the Hebrews strove torefuge. Ye shall give three cities of that city, they shall take him

gether; and he said to him that on this side Jordan, and three into the city unto them, and give did the wrong, Wherefore smitest cities shall ye give in the land of bim a place, that he may dwell

thou thy fellow? And he said, Canaan, which shall be cities of among them. And if the avenger

Who made thee a prince and a refuge. These six cities shall be of blood pursue after him, then

judge over us? Intendest thou to a refuge, both for the children of they shall not deliver the slayer kill me, as thou killedst the Israel, and for the stranger, and up into his hand; because he Egyptian? And Moses feared, for the sojourner among them: sunote his neighbour unwittingly. I and said, Surely this thing is that every one that killeth any and hated hiin not beforetime.

known. person unawares may flee thither. | And he shall dwell in that city,l Acts vil, 25, 29. For he supposed

until he stand before the congre- his brethren would have underDeut. iv, 41, 42. Then Moses gation for judgment, and until | stood how that God by his hand severed three cities on this side

the death of the bigh priest that would deliver them; but they Jordan, toward the sun - rising;

shall be in those days: then shall understood not. Then fled That the slayer might fee thither,

| the slayer return, and come unto Moses at this saying, and was a which should kill his neighbourhis

Il his neighbour his own city, and unto his own stranger in the land of Midian, unawares, and hated him not in

house, unto the city from whence where he begat two sons. times past; and that, fleeing unto ha one of these cities, he might

II. live.

LAW WITH REGARD TO LAWS GUARDING Josh, xx, 2, 3, 7-9. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Ap


PROPERTY. point out for you cities of refuge, Escod. xxi, 15, 18--27. And be 1.-THEFT FORBIDDEN whereof I spako unto you by the that smiteth his father or bis

Deut. v, 19. Neither shalt thon hand of Moses; That the slayer mother shall surely be put to steal. that killeth any person unawares, death. And if mell strive toand unwittingly, may flee thither: gether, and one smite another

Prov. xxl, 7. The robbery of the and they shall be your refuge with a stone, or with his fist, and

wicked shall destroy them; befrom the avenger of blood. And he die not, but keepeth his bed;

cause they refuse to do judgthey appointed Kedesh in Galilee If he rise again, and walk abroad

ment. in mount Naphtall, and Shechem

upon his staff, then shall he that Isa. Ix1, 8. For I the LORD love in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath smote him be quit: only he shall judgment, I hate robbery for arba, which is Hebron, in the

pay for the loss of his time, and burnt-offering; and I will direct mountain of Judah. And on the

shall cause him to be thoroughly their work in truth, and I will other side Jordan, by Jericho l healed. And if & man smite his make an everlasting covenant eastward, they assigned Bezer in servant, or bis maid, with a rod, I with them. the wilderness upon the plain out and he die under his hand; he shall | 1 Thess. iv, 6. That no man go of the tribe of Reuben, and Ra- be snrely punished. Notwith beyond and defraud his brother moth in Gilead out of the tribe standing, if he continue a day or in any matter, because that the of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out two, he shall not be punished: for Lord is the avenger of all such, as of the tribe of Manasseh. These he is his money. I men strive, we also have forewarned you, and were the cities appointed for all and hurt a woman with child, sol testified. the children of Israel, and for the l that her fruit depart from her,

INSTANCES. stranger that sojourneth among and yet no mischief follow: he them, that whosoever killeth any shall be surely punished according

Judges ix, 25. And the men of person at unawares might fleel as the woman's husband will lay

| Shechem get liers in wait for him thither, and not die by the hand upon him; and he shall pay as the

in the top of the mountains, and of the avenger of blood, until he judges determine. And if any

they robbed all that came along stood before the congregation mischief follow, then thou shalt that way by them; and it was told give life for life, Eye for eye,

REGULATIONS IN THEM. tooth for tooth, hand for hand, I
Num. XXXV, 26-28, 32. But if the

foot for foot, Burning for burning, Ps. cxix, 61. The bands of the slayer shall at any time come

wound for wound, stripe for wicked have robbed me: but I without the border of the city of

stripe. And if a man smite the have not forgotten thy law, bis refuge, whither he was fled;

eye of his servant, or the eye of Daniel xi, 14. And in those times And the revenger of blood find his maid, that it perish; he shall

there shall many stand up against him without the borders of the

lot bim go free for his eye's sake. the king of the south: also the city of his refuge, and the re

And if he smite out his man-ser-robbers of thy people shall exalt venger of blood hill the slayer, he

vant's tooth, er bis maid-servant's themselves to establish the vision; shall not be guilty of blood: Be.

tooth: he shall let him go free for but they shall fall. cause he should have rernained in his tooth's sake.

Hosea vii, 1. When I would the city of his refuge until the 1 (sce under ANIMALS, Page 85.) have healed Israel, then tho ini

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quity of Ephraim was discovered, 1 Prov. vi. 30, 31. Men do not des- | Phil. 11, 4. Look not every man and the wickedness of Samaria: pise a thief, if he steal to satisfy on his own things, but every man for they commit falsehood; and his soul when he is hungry: But also on the things of others, the thief cometh in, and the troop if he be found, he shall restore of robbers spoileth without.

1 Tim. vi, 9, 10. But they that seven-fold; he shall give all the

will be rich fall into temptation, Luke xil. 89. And this know. / substance of his house.

and a snare, and into many foolish that if the goodman of the house

and hurtful lusts, which drown had known what hour the thief Judnes. xvii. 2. 3. And he men in destruction and perdition. would come, he would have

Micahil said unto his mother. The For the love of money is the root watched, and not have suffered

eleven hundred shekels of silver of all evil; which while some cohis house to be broken through. that were taken from thee, about veted after, they have erred from

1 Cor. vi, 8. Nay, ye do wrong, which thou cursedst, and spakest the faith, and pierced themselves and defraud, and that your breth- of also in mine ears, behold, the through with many sorrows. ren. silver is with me; I took it. And

Jude, 11. Wde unto them! for PENALTIES.

his mother said, Blessed be thou they have gone in the way of Cain, Erod. xxii, 1, 2, 4, 7-9. If a man of the LORD, my son. And when and ran greedily after the error of shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and he had restored the eleven hun

Balaam for reward, and perished kill it, or sell it; he shall restore

I dred shekels of silver to his mother, I in the gainsaying of Core. five oxen for an ox, and four sheep his mother said, I had wholly defor a sheep. If a thief be found dicated the silver unto the LORD

CoveTOUSNESS OFTEN SEEX AND breaking up, and be smitten that from my hand for my son, to make

CONDEMNED. he die, there shall no blood be shed a graven image, and a molten for him. If the theft be certainly

1 Kings xxi, 1, 2, 15. 16. And it found in his hand alive, whether it it unto thee.

came to pass after these things, be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall | JOB XX. 10. 18. His children shall

that Naboth the Jezreelite had a restore donble. If a man shall snall seek to please the poor, and his

| vineyard, which was in Jezreel, deliver unto his neighbour money bands shall pastore their

hard by the palace of Ahab king of or stuff to keep, and it be stolen

Samaria. And Ahab spake unto That which he laboured for shall out of the man's house; if the thief he restore, and shall not swallow

Naboth, saying, Give me thy vinebe found, let him pay double. If

yard, that I may have it for a it down: according to his substance the thief be not found, then the

garden of herbs, because it is near shall the restitution be, and he master of the house shall be shall not rejoice therein.

unto my house: and I will give brought unto the judges, to see

thee for it a better vineyard than

Luke xis, 8. And Zaccheusit. or if it whether he have put his hand

it; or, if it seem good to thee, I stood, and said unto the Lord, Beunto his neighbour's goods. For

will give thee the worth of it in hold, Lord, the half of my goods I all manner of trespass, whether it

money. And it came to pass, give to the poor; and if I have when Jezebel heard that Naboth be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for

taken any thing from any man by raiment, or for any manner of lost

was stoned, and was dead, that thing, which another challengeth false accusation, I restore him

Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take to be his, the cause of both parties four-fold.

possession of the vineyard of Nashall come before the judges; and

both the Jezrelite, which he rewhom the judges shall condemn,


fused to give thee for money: for he shall pay double unto bis


Naboth is not alive, but dead, And neighbour.

(See under ANIMALS, p. 35.) it came to pass, when Ahab heard Lev. vi, 2-5. If a soul sin, and

that Naboth was dead, that Ahab commit a trespass against the

rose up to go down to the vine2.-COVETOUSNESS DE

yard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to Lord, and lie unto his neighbour; SCRIBED AND FORBIDDEN. in that which was delivered him to

take possession of it.

Deut. v, 21. Neither shalt thon keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing

2 Ohron. xvi, 10. Then Asa was desire thy neighbour's wife, neitaken away by violence, or hath

wroth with the seer, and put him ther shalt thou covet thy neighdeceived his neighbour: Or have

| in a prison-house; for he was in a bour's house, his field, or his manfound that which was lost and lieth

rage with him becanse of this servant, or his maid-servant, his concerning it, and sweareth false

thing. And Asa oppressed some ox, or his ass, or any thing that is ly: in any of all these that a man

of the people the same time. thy neighbour's. doeth, sinning therein: Then it

Prov. xxii, 22. Rob not the poor, shall be, because he hath sinned, I

Prov. xv, 27. He that is greedy

because he is poor, neither oppress and is guilty, that he shall restore of gain troubleth his own house:

the afflicted in the gate. that which he took violently a way, but he that hateth gifts shall live.

Isa. xxxii, 7. The instruments or the thing which he bath de

Isa. lvil, 17. For the iniquity of also of the churl are evil: he deceitfully gotten, or that which was

his covetousness was I wroth, visetki wicked devices to destroy delivered him to keep, or the lost and smote him: I hid me, and was the poor with lying words, even thing which he found, Or all that

wroth, and he went on frowaruly when the needy speaketh right. about which he hath sworn falsely;

in the way of his heart, he shall even restore it in the

Lam. iii, 34-36. To crush under

Jer. 11. 13. O thon that dwellest his fent all the prisoners of the principal, and shall add the fifth

upon many waters, abundant in earth. To turn aside the right of part more thereto, and give it unto

I treasures, thine end is come, and a man before the face of the most him to whom it appertaineth, in

the measure of thy covetousness. | High, To subvert a man in his the day of his trespass-offering.

Luke xii, 15. And he said unto | cause, the LORD approveth not. Num. v. 7. Then they shall con

Amos viii, 4. Hear this, O yo fers the r sin which they have them, Take heed, and beware of done: an i he shall recompense his ni ha rhall recompense biscovetousness; for a man's lite con that swallow up tlie needy, even

sisteth not in the abundance of the to make the poor of the land to trespass with the principal thereof.

fail. and add unto it the fifth part things which he possesseth. thereof, and give it unto him 1 Cor. x, 24. Let uo man seek Micah, jil, 9. Hear this. I pray against whom he bath trespassed. his own, but every man another's you, ye heads of the house of I wealth,

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Israel, that abhor Judgment, and unrightoonsness in judgment, în / tak th a gift out of the bosom to pervert all equity.

mete-yard, in weight, or in meas- pervert the ways of judgment. Hab. if, 5. Yea also, because he

ure. Just balances just weights, Acts xxlv. 26. 27. He hoped also transgresseth by wine. he is a & just ephah, and a just hin, shall

that money should have been proud man, neither keepeth at ye have: I am the LORD your God,

given him of Paul, that he might home, who enlargeth his desire as which brought you out of the

loose him: wherefore he sent for hell, and is as death, and cannot land of Egypt.

him the oftener, and communed be satisfied, but gathereth unto | Lev. xxvii, 25. And all thy with him. But after two years bim all nations, and heapeth unto estimations shall be according to Porcius Festus came into Felix' him all people.

the shekel of the sanctuary: room: and Felix, willing to shew Luke xvi. 14. And the Pharisees | twenty gerahs shall be the shekel | the Jews a pleasure, left Paul also, who were covetous, heard all Deut. xxv, 13-16. Thou shalt not bound. these things; and they derided have in thy bag divers weights, him.

a great and a small. Thou shalt 1 1 Sam. xii, 3-5. Behold, here I Eph. v. 6. ..... Nor covetous not have in thine house. divers

une nouse. divers | am: witness against me before the man, who is an idolater, ..... measures, a great and a small.

LORD, and before his anointed: 2 Peter fi, 15. Which have for But thou shalt have a perfect and

whose ox have I taken? or whose saken the right way, and are just weight, a perfect and just

ass have I taken? or whom havo gone astray, following the way of measure shalt thon have; that

I defrauded? whom have I opBalaam the son of Bosor, who thy days may be lengthened in the

I pressed? or of whose hand have loved the wages of unrighteousland which the LORD thy God |

I received any bribe to blind Dess. giveth thee. For all that do such

mine eyes there with? and I will things, and all that do unright

restore it you. And they said, PUNISHMENT FROM GOD. eously, are an abomination unto

Thou hast not defrauded us, nor the LORD thy God. Job xx, 19-22. Because he hath

oppressed us, neither hast thou oppressed and hath forsaken the

v. xi, 1. A false balance is taken ought of any man's hand. poor, because he hath violently

abomination to the LORD: but a And he said unto them, Tho taken away an house which he just weight is his delight.

LORD is witness against you, and builded not: Sarely be shall not Prov. xvi, 11. A just weight and

his anointed is witness this day, feel quietness in his belly, he shall balance are the LORD's; all the

that ye have not found ought in not save of that which he desired. weights of the bag are his work.

my hand. And they answered, There shall none of his meat be Prov. xx. 10. 23. Divers weights,

He is witness.. left; therefore shall no man look and divers measures, both of

Job xv, 34. For the congregation for his goods. In the fulness of them are alike abomination to

of hypocrites shall be desolate, his sufficiency he shall be in | the LORD. Divers weights are an

and fire shall consume the taberstraits: every hand of the wicked abomination unto the LORD; and

nacles of bribery. shall come upon him. & false balance is not good,

Prov. xxix, 4. The king by judgJob xxvii, 13-15. This is t Ezek. xlv, 10-12. Ye shall have ment establisheth the land: but he portion of a wicked man with God, just balances, and a just ephah, that receiveth gifts overthrowetu and the heritage of oppressors, and a just bath. The ephah and it. which they shall receive of the I the bath shall be of one measure,

Isa, xxxiil, 15. He that walketh Almighty. If his children be that the bath may contain the

righteously, and speaketh upmultiplied, it is for the sword; and tenth part of an homer, and the

rightly; he that despiseth the gain his oflspring shall not be satisfied ephah the tenth part of an homer:

of oppressions, that shaketh his with bread. Those that remain the measure thereof shall be after hands from holding of bribes, of him shall be buried in death; the homer. And the shekel shell

that stoppeth his ears from hear and his widows shall not weep. be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels,

ing of blood, and shutteth bis P3. ciii, 6. The LORD executeth five and twenty shekels, fifteen

eyes from seeing evil. righteousness and judgment for shekels, shall be your maneh. all that are oppressed. Hosea xil, 7. He is a merchant,

LAW OF USURY. Prov. xxii, 16, 23. He that op- the balances of deceit are in his

Exod. xxii, 25. hand; he loveth to oppress. presseth the poor to increase his

If thou lend

money to any of my people that riches, and he that giveth to the Micah vi, 10, 11. Are there yet

is poor by the , thou shalt not be rich, shall surely come to want. the treasures of wickedness in the

to him as an usorer, neither shalt For the LORD will plead their house of the wicked, and the

thou lay upon him usury. cause, and spoil the soul of those scant measure that is abominable? that spoiled them. Shall I count them pure with the

Lev. XXV, 36, 37. Take thou no

usury of him, or increase: but fear Isa. XXX, 12. 13. Wherefore thus wicked balances, and with the

thy God; that thy brother may saith the Holy One of Israel, Be- bag of deceitful weights

live with thee. Thou shalt not cause ye despise this word, and


give him thy money upon usury, trust in oppression and perverse

nor lend him thy victuals for inness, and stay thereon: Therefore Exod. xxIII. 8. And thou shalt

crease. this iniquity shall be to you as a take no gift: for the gift blindeth breach ready to fall swelling out the wise, and perverteth the words

Deut. xxiii, 19, 20. Thou shalt in a high wall, whose breaking of the righteous,

not lend upon tisary to thy brother, cometh suddenly at an instant.

Deut. xvi, 19. Thou shalt not

usnry of money, usury of victuals, Zeph. lib. 1. Woe to her that is wrest judgment; thou shalt not

usury of any thing that is lent ilthy and polluted, to the oppress-respect persons, neither take a

upon usury. Unto a stranger ing city! gift. .....

| thou mayest lend upon usury, but

unto thy brother thou shalt not 1 Sam. viii, 3.. And his sons 3.-INSTANCES OF DIS

lend upon usury: that the LORD walked not in his ways, but turn

tlıy God may bless thee in all HONESTY. ed aside after lucre, and took

that thou settest thine hand to FALSE WEIGHTS AND MEASUR ES. | bribes, and perverted judgment. in the land whither thou goest Leo. xix, 35, 36. Yo shull do no! Prov. xvil. 23. A wicked man I to possess it.


Then I consulted with adventure it was and to the head., And bis Tamy son, I know myself, and I rebuind said unto Steward of: Joseph's hims at the it: he also shar them. Ye exact usu'set a great they of the house. And he truly his younger and his seed

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Neh. v. 10. 12. I likewise, and to another, What is this that God ing to his birmirixht, and the my brethren, and my servants. hath done unto us? And it came youngest according to liis youth: might exact of them money and to pass, as they emptied their and the men marvelled one at corn: I pray you, let us leave off Backs, that, behold, every man's another. this usury. Then said they. We bundle of money was in his sack: 1 Gen. xlviii, 17-20. And when will restore them, and will require and' when both they and their | Joseph saw that his father laid nothing of them; so will we do as father saw the bundles of money, I his right hand upon the head of thou sayest. Then I called the they were afraid.

Ephraim, It displeased him; and priests, and took an oath of them,

Gen. xliii. 12. 19-24. And take be held up his father's hand, to that they should do according to double money in your hand; and remove it from Ephraim's head this promise.

the money that was brought unto Manasseh's head. And

again in the mouth of your sacks, Joseph said unto his father, Not Neh v 7. Then I consulted with carry it again in your hand; per- 80, my father for this is the firstmyself, and I rebuked the nobles, adventure it was an oversight. born; put thy right hand upon his and the rulers and said untó | And they came near to the head. And his father refused, and them, Ye exact usury, every one i ste

It: he also shall become a people, they communed with him at the of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

door of the house. And he said, and he also shall be great, but

O sir. we came indeed down at truly his younger brother shall be Ps. xv, 5. He that patteth not

the first time to buy food: And it greater than he, and his seed out his money to usury, nor tak

came to pass, when we came to shall become a multitude of naeth reward against the innocent, I

the inn, that we opened our sacks, tions. And he blessed them that He that doeth these things shall

and, behold, every man's money day, saying, In thee shall Israel never be moved.

was in the mouth of his sack, our bless, saying, God make thee as Prov. xxviii, 8. He that by

money in full weight; and we | Ephraim, and as Manasseh. And usury and unjust gain increaseth have brought it again in our he set Ephraim before Manasseh. his substance, he shall gather it hand. And other money have we

Deut. xxi, 17. But he shall acfor him that will pity the poor. brought down in our hands to buy

knowledge the son of the hated Jer. XV, 10. Woe is me, my food: we cannot tell who put our

for the first-born, by giving bim a mother, that thou hast born me a money in our sacks. And he said,

double portion of all that he hath: man of strife and a man of con Peace be to you, fear not; your

for he is the beginning of his tention to the whole earth! I have God, and the God of your father,

strength; the right of the firstneither lent on usury, nor men hath given you treasure in your

born is his. havo lent to me on usury; yet sacks: I had your money. And he every one of them doth curse brought Simeon out unto them. 1 Chron. v. 1, 2. Now the sons Die.

And the man brought the men into of Reuben, the first-born of Israel, Ezek. 'xvill. 13. Ilath given

Josepli's house, and gave them (for he was the first-born; but,

water, and they washed their forasmuch as he defiled his faforth upon usury; and hath taken increase; shall be . then live? feet; and he gave their asses pro- | ther's bed, his birthright was

given unto the sons of Joseph the be shall not live. ...i

son of Israel: and the genealogy

Gen. xlly, 6-8. And he overtook Ezek. xxil, 12. In thee have them, and he spake unto them

is not to be reckoned after the they taken gifts to shed blood; these same words. And they said

birthright. For Judah prevailed thou hast taken usury and in

above his brethren, and of lim unto him, Wherefore saith my crease, and thou hast greedily lord these words God forbid

came the chief ruier; but the

birthright was Josepli's.) that thy servants should do actortion, and hast forgotten me,

cording to this thing. saith the Lord God.

Behold, L 1 Chron. xxvi. 10. Also Hosah, the money which we found in our l of the children of Merari. had

sacks' mouths we brought again sons: Simri the chief (for though LAW CONCERNING LOST unto thee out of the land of

he was not the first-born yet his PROPERTY.

Canaan: how then should we steal father made him the chief.) Deut. xxii, 1-3. Thou shalt not out of thy lord's house silver or sce thy brother's ox or his sheep gold.

ENTAIL. go astray, and bide thyself from


Num. xxvii, 1--11. Then came them; thou shalt in any case bring

the danghters of Zelophehad, the them again unto thy brother. LAW OF FIXED

son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, And if thy brother be not nigh


the son of Machir, the son of unto thee, or if thou know him

Manasseh, of the families of Man

PRIMOGENITURE. not; then thou shalt bring it unto

asseh the son of Joseph: and thine own house, and it shall be Gen, xxv, 5. 81-34. And Abra

these are the names of his daughwith thee until thy brother seek ham gave all that he had unto

ters, Mahlah, Noah, and loglah, after it, and thou shalt restore it Isaac. And Jac b said, Sell me

and Milcah, and Tirzah. And to him again. In like manner this day thy birthright. And

they stood before Moses, and le. shalt thou do with his ass; and so Esau said, Behold, I am at the

fore Eleazar the priest, and before shalt thou do with his raiment; point to die; and what profit shall

the princes and all the congregaand with all lost thing of thy this birthriglit do to me? And

tion, by the door of the tabernacle brother's, which he hath lost, and

| Jacob said, Swear to me this day; 1 of the congregation, saying, Our thou hast found, shalt thou do

and he sware unto him: and he father died in the wilderuess, and likewise: thou mayest not hide sold his birthright unto Jacob.

he was not in the company of thyself. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and

them that gathered themselves pottage of lentiles; and he did eat

together against the LORD in the Gen. xlil, 28, 35. And he said and drink, and rose up, and went

company of Korab; but dled in unto his brethren, My money is

bis way: thug Esau despised his I his own sin and had no nons restored; and, lo, it is even in my birthright.

Why should the name of our sack: and their heart failed them, Gen. xliil, 83. And they sat father be done away from among and they were afraid, saying one before him, the first-born accord- This family, because he hath no


crease, and

neighbours by ex: that thy sethis thing.


son? Give unto us therefore & daughter,that possesseth an inher- , among you; for the Lond chall possession among the brethren of itance in any tribe of the children greatly bless thee in the land por father. And Moses brought of Israel, shall be wife unto one of which the LORD thy God giveth their cause before the LORD. And the family of the tribe of her fa- | thee for an inheritance to possess the LORD spake unto Moses, say- ther, that the children of Israel | it: Only if thou carefully kearken ing. The daughters of Zelophehad may enjoy every man the inherit- unto the voice of the LORD thy speak right; thou shalt surely ance of his fathers. Neither shall | God, to observe to do all these give them a possession of an in the inheritance remove from one commandments which I command heritance among their father's tribe to another tribe ; but every | thee this day. brethren; and thou shalt cause one of the tribes of the children Luke vi, 30. Give to every man the inheritance of their father to

heir father to or Israel shall keep himself to DIS [ that asketh of thee, and of him

of Israel shall keep himself to his pass unto them. And thou shalt own icheritauce.

that taketh away thy goods, ask speak unto the children of Israel,

them not again. saying. If a man die, and have no


Luke vii, 40-43. And Jesus anson, then ye shall cause his in Jer. xlix. 1. Concerning the swering, said unto him, Simon, I heritance to pass unto his daugh- | Ammonites, thus saith the LORD, I have somewhat to say unto thee. ter. And it he have no daughter, Hath Israel no sons? bath he no And he saith, Master, say on. then ye shall give bis inheritance heir ? why then doth their king ] There was a certain creditor unto his brethren. And if he inherit Gad, and his people dwell which had two debtors: the ono have no brethren, then ye shall in his cities?

owed five hundred pence, and the give his inheritance unto his fa

Mic. 1, 15. Yet will I bring an other fifty. And when they had ther's brethren. And if his fa

heir unto thoe, 0 inhabitant of nothing to pay, he frankly forgavo ther have no brethren, then yo Mareshah: he shall come unto

them both. Tell me therefore, shall give his inheritance unto his

Adullam the glory of Israel. which of them will love him mosti kinsman that is next to him of his

Luke xii, 13, 14. And one of the

Simon answered and said, I supfamily, and he shall possess it :

| pose that he to whom he forgave and it shall be unto the children company said unto him, Master. of Israel a statute of judgment, as speak to my brother, that he di

most. And he said unto him, vide the inheritance with me.

Thou hast rightly judged. the LORD commanded Moses. Num. xxxvi, 1--9. And the chief And he said unto him, Man, who

LAW OF PLEDGES. fathers of the families of the chil-made me a judge or a divider over dren of Gilead, the son of Machir. you?

Ecod. xxii, 26. If thou at all tako the son "Manasseh, of the fami

thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, lies of the sons of splı, came


thou shalt deliver it unto him by near, and spake before Moses, and

that the sun goeth down.

LAW OF DEBT. before the princes, the chief fa

Deut. xxiv, 6, 10-13. No man

RECOVERY OF DEBT. thers of the children of Israel:

sholl.take the nether or the upper And they said, The LORD com

Ecod. xxii, 10-15. If a man millstone to pledge: for he taketh

ive the land deliver unto his neighbour an la man's life to pledge. When for an inheritance by lot to the ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or thou dost lend thy brother any children of Israel: and my lord | any beast, to keep; and it die, thing, thou shalt not go into his was commanded by the LORD to or be hurt, or driven away, house to fetch his pledge. Thou give the inheritance of Zelopbe- no man seeing it: Then shall an shalt stand abroad, and the man bad our brother unto his daugh- oath of the Lord be between them to whom thou dost lend shall

re And if they be married to both, that he bath not put bis bring out the pledge abroad unto any of the sons of the other tribes hand uuto his neighbours

band unto his neighbour's goods: thee. And it the man be poor, of the children of Israel, then and the owner of it shall accept thou shalt shall their inheritance be taken

thereof, and he shall not make it pledge: In any case thou shalt from the inheritance of our fa

good. And if it be stolen from deliver him the pledge again when thers, and shall be put to the in

him, he shall make restitution the sun goeth down, that he may heritance of the tribe whereunto

unto the owner thereof. If it be sleep in his own raiment, and they re received: so shall it be torn in pieces, then let him bring I bless thee: and it shall be rightaken from the lot of our inberit- it for witness, and he shall not

it for witness, and he shall not | teousness unto thee before the arce. And when the jubilee of make good that which was torn. | LORD thy God, the children of Israel shall be, And if a man borrow ought of his then shall their inheritance be put neighbour, and it be hurt, or die,

INSTANCES. unto the inheritance of the tribe

the owner thereof being not with Gen. xxxviii, 18, 20. And he whereunto they are received: so it : he shall surely make it good. I said, What pledge shall I give shall their inheritance be taken But if the owner thereof be with thee? And she said, Tby signet. away from the inheritance of the it, he shall not make it good: if it and thy bracelets, and thy staff tribo of our fathers. And Meses

be an hired thing. it camne for his that is in thine hand, and he gave commanded the children of Israel, hire.

it her, and came in unto her; and according to the worl of the

she conceived by him. And JuLORD, saying, The tribe of the


dalı sent the kid by the hand of

his friend the Adullamite, to resong of Joseph hath said well. Deut. xv, 1-5. At the end of This is the thing which the LORD every seven years thou shalt make

ceive his pledge from the womau's • doth command concerning the a release. And this is the man

band: but he found her not. daughters of Zelopbehad, saying, ner of the release: Every creditor

1 Sam. xvii, 18. And carry these Let them marry to whom they that lendeth ought unto his neigh

ten cheeses unto the captain of think best, only to the family of bour shall release it; he shall not

their thousand, and look how thy the tribe of their father shall they l exact it of his nelghbour, or of his brethren are, and take meur mary : So shall not the inberit- brother, because it is called the pledge. ance of the children of Israel re- LORD's release. Of a foreigner thon Neh. v, 3. Some also there were move from trive to tribe; for every mayest exact it again: but that that said. We have mortgaged one of the children of Israel shuil / which is thine with thy brother our lands, vineyards, and houses, keep himself to the inheritance of thine hand shall release ; Save that we might buy corn, because the tribe of his fathers. And every 1 when there shall be no poor of the dearth,

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