Then a ceremonially clean person must take hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, on all its furnishings, and on the people who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, or one killed, or one who died, or a grave.
The towns you will give must be from the possession of the Israelites. From the larger tribes you must give more; and from the smaller tribes fewer. Each must contribute some of its own towns to the Levites in proportion to the inheritance allocated to each.
You 1 stood before the Lord your God at Horeb and he 2 said to me, “Assemble the people before me so that I can tell them my commands. 3 Then they will learn to revere me all the days they live in the land, and they will instruct their children.”
After you have produced children and grandchildren and have been in the land a long time, 1 if you become corrupt and make an image of any kind 2 and do other evil things before the Lord your God that enrage him, 3
You said, “The Lord our God has shown us his great glory 1 and we have heard him speak from the middle of the fire. It is now clear to us 2 that God can speak to human beings and they can keep on living.
It is not because of your righteousness, or even your inner uprightness, 1 that you have come here to possess their land. Instead, because of the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God is driving them out ahead of you in order to confirm the promise he 2 made on oath to your ancestors, 3 to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
You may not eat any corpse, though you may give it to the resident foreigner who is living in your villages 1 and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. You are a people holy to the Lord your God. Do not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. 2
This accords with what happened at Horeb in the day of the assembly. You asked the Lord your God: “Please do not make us hear the voice of the Lord our 1 God any more or see this great fire any more lest we die.”
Suppose he goes with someone else 1 to the forest to cut wood and when he raises the ax 2 to cut the tree, the ax head flies loose 3 from the handle and strikes 4 his fellow worker 5 so hard that he dies. The person responsible 6 may then flee to one of these cities to save himself. 7
the men of her city must bring the young woman to the door of her father’s house and stone her to death, for she has done a disgraceful thing 1 in Israel by behaving like a prostitute while living in her father’s house. In this way you will purge 2 evil from among you.
If a man marries a woman and she does not please him because he has found something offensive 1 in her, then he may draw up a divorce document, give it to her, and evict her from his house.
If brothers live together and one of them dies without having a son, the dead man’s wife must not remarry someone outside the family. Instead, her late husband’s brother must go to her, marry her, 1 and perform the duty of a brother-in-law. 2
So when the Lord your God gives you relief from all the enemies who surround you in the land he 1 is giving you as an inheritance, 2 you must wipe out the memory of the Amalekites from under heaven 3 – do not forget! 4
Adoni-Zedek, king of Jerusalem, 1 heard how Joshua captured Ai and annihilated it and its king as he did Jericho 2 and its king. 3 He also heard how 4 the people of Gibeon made peace with Israel and lived among them.
It then turned on the west side southward from the hill near Beth Horon on the south and extended to Kiriath Baal (that is, Kiriath Jearim), a city belonging to the tribe 1 of Judah. This is the western border. 2
So Delilah took new ropes and tied him with them and said to him, “The Philistines are here, 1 Samson!” (The Philistines were hiding in the bedroom.) 2 But he tore the ropes 3 from his arms as if they were a piece of thread.
her husband came 1 after her, hoping he could convince her to return. 2 He brought with him his servant 3 and a pair of donkeys. When she brought him into her father’s house and the girl’s father saw him, he greeted him warmly. 4
Remain here tonight. Then in the morning, if he agrees to marry you, 1 fine, 2 let him do so. 3 But if he does not want to do so, I promise, as surely as the Lord lives, to marry you. 4 Sleep here until morning.” 5