These are the statutes and judgements, which ye shall observe to do in the land,
which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live
upon the earth.
Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess
served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves
with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names
of them out of that place.
Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to
put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt
And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your
tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings,
and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:
And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that
ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed
Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever
is right in his own eyes.
For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your
God giveth you.
But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth
you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that
ye dwell in safety;
Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name
to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings,
and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your
choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your
daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within
your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.
Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that
But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt
offer thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.
Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy
soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given
thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the
Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.
Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of
thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou
vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand:
But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God
shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy
maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the
LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon
When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou
shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat
flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far
from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given
thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul
Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and
the clean shall eat of them alike.
Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou
mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water.
Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after
thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto
the place which the LORD shall choose:
And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar
of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar
of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with
thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and
right in the sight of the LORD thy God.
When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou
goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be
destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did
these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD,
which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their
daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor
diminish from it.