Saturday, October 31, 2009

Read the Word Of God Daily

Chapter 23 of the Book Of Deuteronomy

Read the Douay-Rheims Latin Vulgate Bible everyday from Genesis to Apocalypse. Todays reading is currently at:
Deuteronomy 23:11-25

11 And shall not return, before he be washed with water in the evening: and after sunset he shall return into the camp. 12 Thou shalt have a place without the camp, to which thou mayst go for the necessities of nature, 13 Carrying a paddle at thy girdle. And when thou sittest down, thou shalt dig round about, and with the earth that is dug up thou shalt cover 14 That which thou art eased of: (for the Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thy enemies to thee:) and let thy camp be holy, and let no uncleanness appear therein, lest he go away from thee. 15 Thou shalt not deliver to his master the servant that is fled to thee.

14 "No uncleanness"... This caution against suffering any filth in the camp, was to teach them to fly the filth of sin, which driveth God away from the soul.

16 He shall dwell with thee ill the place that shall please him, and shall rest, in one of thy cities: give him no trouble. 17 There shall be no whore among the daughters of Israel, nor whoremonger among the sons of Israel. 18 Thou shalt not offer the hire of a strumpet, nor the price of a dog, in the house of the Lord thy God, whatsoever it be that thou hast vowed: because both these are an abomination to the Lord thy God. 19 Thou shalt not lend to thy brother money to usury, nor corn, nor any other thing: 20 But to the stranger. To thy brother thou shalt lend that which he wanteth, without usury: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all thy works in the land, which thou shalt go in to possess.

20 "To the stranger"... This was a dispensation granted by God to his people, who being the Lord of all things, can give a right and title to one upon the goods of another. Otherwise the scripture everywhere condemns usury, as contrary to the law of God, and a crying sin. See Ex. 22. 25; Lev. 25. 36, 37; 2 Esd. 5. 7; Ps. 14. 5; Ezech. 18. 8, 13, etc.

21 When thou hast made a vow to the Lord thy God, thou shalt not delay to pay it: because the Lord thy God will require it. And if thou delay, it shall be imputed to thee for a sin. 22 If thou wilt not promise, thou shalt be without sin. 23 But that which is once gone out of thy lips, thou shalt observe, and shalt do as thou hast promised to the Lord thy God, and hast spoken with thy own will and with thy own mouth. 24 Going into thy neighbour's vineyard, thou mayst eat as many grapes as thou pleasest: but must carry none out with thee: 25 If thou go into thy friend's corn, thou mayst break the ears, and rub them in thy hand: but not reap them with a sickle.

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