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LAWS,

EXPLANATION.

1 (p) Rev. 22 chap. 15 ver. Adul

terers shall not enter into the city. 18

Adulterers, are married persons, Thou shalt not having connexion with others than

their wives, or husbands; or unmarbe an adulterer.

ried people with married. (p)

Deut. 22. chap. 22 ver." They shall both of them be put to death.” Lev. 20 cbap. 10 ver.

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LAWS.

EXPLANATION. wait, not seeing him, and was not bis enemy, he shall flee to one of the cities of refuge, that his life may be preserved.

(1) Rev. 22 chap. 15 ver. Idolaters 22

shall not enter into the city. Idolatry, Thou shalt not is practising worshipping images. be an idolater.(t)

Deut. 13 chap. 9 ver. « Thou shalt kill him."

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(u) Making a lie, is inventing a 23

falshood and telling it, for others to Thou shalt not tell. Rev. 22 chap. 15 ver. Whoso. inake a lie. (u)

ever loveth and maketh a lie, sball not enter into the city,

Any who break any of the Laws in this Book, after being joined in my Covenant, I will take their names out of the Book of Life, and the same shall be sent to all places, where there is a body of people, and entered into another book, to be received no more,

SECOND BOOK.

eat for a wager

(V). When persons have drank so 24

much of any thing, as affects their Thou shalt not memories, or speech, so as to faulter,

and tell the same over and over, this shall prove them drunk. But this does not mean a regular drinker,

but one wbo may happen to be over25

come by drink. Thou shalt not

Deut. 21 chap. 20 & 21 ver. (For

a-Glutton, see Ist Book, Atb Law.)... get drunk. (v)

(For a Drunkard, see lst Book, 5th Law.)

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(w) Malachi, 3 chap. 5 ver. “ I will Thou shalt not

be a swift 'witness against false swear

Lev. 6 chap. 3, 4, & 5, ver. swear falsely.(w) 19 chap, 12 ver.

ers."

LAWS.

EXPLANATION. (3) Lév. 19 chap. 11 ver. Telling

a Lie, is saying or writing any thing 27

wbicb thou knows to be false; or forThou shalt not ther person. But if it be for gain it

ging; or feigning thyself to be anotell a lie. (30) shall be counted stealing.

(For making a lie, see lst Book 23rd Law.

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(y) Lev. 19 chap. 31 ver. Thou Thou shalt not

shalt not go to them to bave thy for

tune told, or to inquire of them about go to a wizard.

any thing that thou hast lost, or stray 29

ed, or that has been stolen from thee. Thou shalt not

(For a Wizard, or Witcb, see lst go to a witch.(y) Book, Laws 14 and 15.)

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30 Thou shalt not touch or uncover the nakedness of any in their menses. (2)

(z) Lev. 18 chapa 19 ver. “Thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness."

Gen. 3 chap. 3 ver. “ Neither'shall ye touch it, lest ye die."

He that touches the linen that touches an issue, save the person that has it, shall be as he that toucheth the linen of a woman which bath touched her menses. Lev. 15 chap. 1-12 ver.

(a) As Noah was uncovered in his 31

tent. Gen 9 ch, 21--23 v. Though not Thou shalt not

in their menses.---By lifting up their

clothing. Viz. Thy mother, or thy stepuncover the na- mother, or thy grand-daughter, or thy kedness of any daughter-in-law, or thy aunt, or thy sisone that is near ter, or thy balf-sister, or thy sister-in-law akin to thee, ac

nor take them for wives, unless thy bro

ther be dead, and has no 'children; cording to the then thou mayest take her, and raise flesh, at any time. up seed, as Christ alsó raised upia" **

seed for the dead Those who break any part of this second book, shall not meet till it be pro by the mouths of two or three witnesses that they have repented, and forsaken the evil, and submitted.

LAWS.

EXPLANATION. (6) Viz, One hour after the sun has set on Friday night, and one hour af.

ter it bas risen on Sunday morning ; 32

which is the watch hour of thy sabThou shalt wor- / satb, till the sabbath be restored back ship at the set to the seventh day.

Matt. 26 chap. 40th ver. ting of the sun on could ye not watch with me one hour? the sixth day,

If thou seest the sun set, or rise, that and the rising of shall be thy guide, for the beginning the sun on the of thy sabbath ; thou shalt pay no refirst day. (6)

gard to thy time-piece. But thy timepiece shall be thy guide for the ending of thy sabbath, which shall be one hour from the time that thou began.

6 What,

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(c) Which is the Thou shalt fast during the watch hour of thy sabbath hour.

sabbath. 34

Matt. 6 chap. 16th Thou shalt wash thyself, and thou fastest, be not

and 17tb ver. “When change thine apparel, and anoint of a sad countenance, thine head, before the hour of but anoint thy head, thy worship begins. (c)

and wash thy face."

(d) Matt. 5 chap. 34 ver.

James, 5 chap. 12 ver. “ Above all, 35

swear not, by any oath, but let your Thou shalt not yea, be yea, and your nay, nay ; lest

ye fall into condemnation." swear at all, by

Unless it be to serve thy God. taking an oath.

Isaiah, 45 chap. 23 ver. “I have (d) sworn by myself, the word is gone

out of my mouth, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue sball swear.”

eat of any

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(e) Such as divide the boof into Thou shalt not two claws, but chew not the cud; and

beast

such as chew the cud, but divide not

the hoof into two claws, of these shalt but such as divide thou not eat. the hoof & chew Such as walk

upon
their
paws;

and the cud, nor any

such as live chiefly on flesh; and such

as creep in the walls, as the mouse, the thing that feeds

rat, the weasel, the hedge-bog. on dead carcases. And such as crawl on their bellies on LAWS.

EXPLANATION. the grass, or on the earth, as toads ; or on the walls, or on the earth, as snails; or that leap on the earth, as frogs; or in the earth, or such as are in shells, and all such like are unclean unto you.

37 Thou shalt not eat of any fowl or bird, that feedeth on dead carcases. (d)

(d) Deut. 14 chap. 11-20 ver. “Of all clean fowls ye may eat, viz. such as live chiefly on grass, or fruit, or herbs. But these are they which yo shall not eat, they and their kinds: The eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray, the glede, the kite, the vulture, the raven, the owl, the cuckoo, the hawk, the swan,

the pellican, the cormorant, the stork, the beron, the lapwing, and the bat.” Or the magpie, the peacock, or any thing whose chief food is flesh; or fish in the water.

Lev. 11 chap. 20 & 23 ver. And all flying creeping things shall be an abomination unto you, excepting the locust, and the bald locust, and the beetle, and the grassbopper.

(e) Lev. 11 chap. 9 ..-12 verses.--6. These sball ye eat of all that are in the waters; whatsoever have fins and scales ; and all that have not fins and

scales, in the seas, and in the rivers, 38

of all that move in the waters, of any Thou shalt not living thing which is in the waters, ye

shall have their carcases in abomieat of any kind

nation,” of fish, but such

Mark, 7 chap. 15.--23 ver. But it as have fins and is not that which goeth into a man that scales. (e)

defileth him, but that which proceedeth from the heart-breaking my commands.

Matt. 23 chap. 25---28 ver. “ Ye make clean the outside of the cup, bat within it is full of extortion. Ye are like whited sepulcbres, wbich ap

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