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An exhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY. God covenants arith Israei. thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine us this day before the LORD our God, and eyes which thou shalt see.
also with him that is not here with us this 68 And the LORD shall bring thee into day: Egypt again with ships, by the way 16 (For ye know how we have dwelt whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt in the land of Egypt; and how we came see it no more again: and there ye shall through the nations which ye passed by; be sold unto your enemies for bond-men 17 And ye have seen their abominaand bond-women, and no man shall buy tions, and their idols, wood and stone, silyou.
ver and gold, which were among them:) CHAP. XXIX.
18 Lest there should be among you TH THESE are the words of the covenant man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose
which the LORD commanded Moses heart turneth away this day from the LORD to make with the children of Israel in the our God, to go and serve the gods of these land of Moab, besides the covenant which nations; lest there should be among you a be made with them in Horeb.
root that beareth gall and wormwood; 2 And Moses called unto all Israe!, 19 And it come to pass, when he hearand said unto them, Ye have seen all that eth the words of this curse, that he bless the LORD did before your eyes in the land himself in his heart, saying, I shall have of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his peace, though I walk in the imagination of servants, and unto all his land;
my heart, to add drunkenness to thirst : 3 The great temptations which thine 20 The Lord will not spare him, but eyes have seen, the signs, and those great then the anger of the LORDand bis jealousy miracles:
shall smoke against that man, and all the 4 Yet the Lord hath not given you a curses that are written in this book shall heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out ears to hear, unto this day.
his name from under heaven. 5 And I have led you forty years in the 21 And the LORD shall separate him wilderness: your clothes are not waxen unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel acold upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen cording to all the curses of the covenant old upon thy foot.
that are written in this book of the law: 6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither 22 So that the generation to come of have ye drunk wine or strong drink : that your children that shall rise up after you, ye might know that I am the LORD your and the stranger that shall come from a far God.
land, shall say, wben they see the plagues 7 And when ye came unto this place, of that land, and the sicknesses which the Sihon the king of Hesbbon, and Og the Lord hath laid upon it; King of Bashan, came out against us unto 23 And that the whole land thereof is batile, and we smote them:
brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is 8 And we took their land, and gave it not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass growfor an inheritance unto the Reubenites, eth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, Manasseb.
which the Lord overthrew in bis anger 9 Keep therefore the words of this co- and in his wrath : venant, and do them, that ye may prosper
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherein all that ye do.
fore hath tbe Lord done thus unto this land! 10 T Ye stand this day all of you before what meaneth tbe heat of this great anger ? the LORD your God; your captains of 25 Then men shall say, Because they your tribes, your elders, and your officers, have forsaken the covenant of the LORD with all the men of Israel,
God of their fathers, which he made with 11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy them when he brought them forth out of stranger that is in thy camp, from the the land of Egypt: hewer of thy wood, unto the drawer of thy 26 For they went and served other gods, water:
and worshipped them, gods whom they 12 That thou shouldest enter into co- knew not, and whom he had not given unto ven pt with the LORD thy God, and into them: his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh 27 And the anger of the LORD was with thee this day:
kindled against this land, to bring upon it 13 That he may establish thee to-day all the curses that are written in this book : for a people unto bimself, and that he may 28 And the Lord rooted them out of be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, their land in anger and in wrath, and in and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to great indignation, and cast them into Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. another land, as it is this day.
14 Neither with you only do I make 29 The secret things belong unto the this covenant and this oath;
LORD our God: but those things which are 15 But with him that standeth here with revealed belong unto us, and to our cbil
Mercy promised the penitent. CHAP. XXX, XXXI. The people encouraged. dren for ever, that we may do all the sin thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou words of this law.
mayest do it. CHAP. XXX.
15 | See, I have set before thee this these things are upon thee 16 In that I command thee this day to blessing and the curse, which I have set love the LORD thy God, to walk in his before thee, and thou shalt call them to ways, and to keep his commandments, and mind among all the nations whither the his statutes, and his judgments, that thou LORD thy God hath driven thee, mayest live and multiply: and the LORD
2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy thy God shall bless thee in the land God, and shalt obey his voice according to whither thou goest to possess it. all that I command thee this day, thou 17 But if thy heart turn away, so that and thy children, with all thy heart, and thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn with all thy soul;
away, and worship other gods, and serve 3 That then the LORD thy God will them; turn thy captivity, and have compassion 18 'I denounce unto you this day, that upon thee, and will return and gather thee ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not from all the nations whither the LORD thy prolong your days upon the land, whither God hath scattered thee.
thou passest over Jordan to go to possessit. 4 If any of thine be driven out unto the 19*I call heaven and earth to record this utmost parts of heaven, from thence will day against you, that I have set before you the LORD thy God gather thee, and from life and death, blessing and cursing: theretbence will be fetch thee:
fore choose life, that both thou and thy 5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee seed may live: into the land which thy fathers possessed, 20 That thou mayest love the LORD and thou shalt possess it: and he will do thy God, and that thou mayest obey his thee good, and multiply thee above thy voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto fathers.
him (for he is thy life, and the length of 6 And the LORD thy God will circum- thy days) that thou mayest dwell in the cise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, land which the LORD sware unto thy fato love the LORD thy God with all thy thers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, heart, and with all thy soul, that thou to give them.
CHAP. XXXI. az eand the Lord thy God will put all Awords unto all Israel.
ND Moses went and spake these these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted 2 And he said unto them, I am a hunthee.
dred and twenty years old this day; I can 8 And thou shalt return and obey the no more go out and come in: also the voice of the LORD, and do all his com- Lord hath said unto me, Thou shalt not mandments which I command thee this day. go over this Jordan.
9 And the LORD thy God will make thee 3 The LORD thy God, he will go over plenteous in every work of thy hand, in before thee, and he will destroy these nathe fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of tions from before thee, and thou thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for sess them; and Joshua he shall go over good : for the Lord will again rejoice over before thee, as the LORD bath said. thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fa- 4 And the LORD shall do unto them as thers:
he did to Sibon, and to Og, kings of the 10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom of the Lord thy God, to keep his com- he destroyed. mandments and his statutes which are 5 And the LORD shall give them up bewritten in this book of the law, and if thou fore your face, that ye may do unto them turn unto the LORD thy God with all thy according unto all the commandments heart and with all thy soul.
wbich I have commanded you. 11 | For this commandment which I 6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear command thee this day, it is not hidden not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD from thee, neither is it far off.
thy God, be it is that doth go with thee, 12 It is not in heaven, that thou should- he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. est say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, 7 | And Moses called unto Joshua, and and bring it unto us, that we may bear it, said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be and do it?
strong and of a good courage: for thou 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that must go with this people unto the land thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the which the LORD hath sworn unto their fasea for us, and bring it unto us, that we thers to give them; and thou shalt cause may bear it, and do it?
them to inherit it. 14 But the word is very nigh unto tbee, 8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go
God's charge to Joshua. DEUTERONOMY. He testifies against the people. before thee; be will be with thee, he will unto other gods, and serve them, and not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear provoke me, and break my covenant. not, neither be dismayed.
21 And it shall come to pass, when 9 q And Moses wrote this law, and de- many evils and troubles are befallen them, livered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, that this song shall testify against them as which bare the ark of the covenant of the a witness: for it shall not be forgotten out LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. of the mouths of their seed: for I know
10 And Moses commanded them, say- their imagination which they go about, ing, At the end of every seven years, in even now, before I have brought them the solemnity of the year of release, in into the land which I sware. the feast of tabernacles,
22 | Moses therefore wrote this song 11 When all Israel is come to appear the same day, and taught it the children before the LORD thy God in the place of Israel. which he shall choose, thou shalt read this 23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun law before all Israel in their hearing. a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good
12 Gather the people together, men, courage: for thou shalt bring the children and women, and children, and thy stran- of Israel into the land which I sware unto ger that is within thy gates, that they may them: and I will be with thee. hear, and that they may learn, and fear 24 | And it came to pass, when Moses the LORD your God, and observe to do had made an end of writing the words of all the words of this law :
this law in a book, until they were finished, 13 And that their children which have 25 That Moses commanded the Levites not known any thing, may hear, and learn which bare the ark of the covenant of the to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye LORD, saying, live in the land whither ye go over Jordan 26 Take this book of the law, and put to possess it.
it in the side of the ark of the covenant 14 | And the Lord said unto Moses, of the LORD your God, that it may be Behold, thy days approach that thou must there for a witness against thee. die: call Joshua, and present yourselves 27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy jo the tabernacle of the congregation, that stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive I may give him a charge. And Moses and with you this day, ye have been rebellious Joshua went and presented themselves in against the Lord; and how much more afthe tabernacle of the congregation. ter my death?
15 And the Lord appeared in the ta- 28 Gather unto me all the elders of bernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the your tribes, and your officers, that I may pillar of the cloud stood over the door of speak these words in their ears, and call the tabernacle.
heaven and earth to record against them. 16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Be- 29 For I know that after my death ye hold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn and this people will rise up, and go a aside from the way which I have commandwhoring after the gods of the strangers oiled you; and evil will befall you in the the land, whither they go to be among latter days; because ye will do evil in the them, and will forsake me, and break my sight of the Lord, to provoke bim to ancovenant which I have made with them. Iger through the work of your
bands. 17 Then my anger shall be kindled 30 And Moses spake in the ears of all against them in that day, and I will for- the congregation of Israel the words of sake them, and I will hide my face from this song until they were ended. them, and they shall be devoured, and
ye heavens, and I will that , Are not these evils come upon us, because our God of my mouth. is not among us?
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, 18 And
will surely hide my face in my speech shall distil as the dew, as the that day for all the evils which they shall small rain upon the tender herb, and as have wrought, in that they are turned unto the showers upon the grass: other gods.
3 Because I will publish the name of 19 Now therefore write ye this song for the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our you, and teach it the children of Israel: put God. it in their mouths, that this song may be a 4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: witness forme against the children of Israel. for all his ways are judgment: a God of
20 For when I shall have brought them truth and without iniquity, just and right into the land which I sware unto their fa- is he. thers, that floweih with milk and honey; 5 They have corrupted themselves, their and they shall have eaten and filled them- spot is not the spot of his children: they are selves, aud waxen fat; then will they turn a perverse and crooked generation.
Moses' song of God's
mercy and judgment. 6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O fool-, shall consume the earth with ber increase, ish people and unwise? is not he thy father and set on fire the foundations of the moun. that hath bought thee? hath he not made tains. thee, and established thee?
23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I 7 T Remember the days of old, consi- will spend mine arrows upon them. der the years of many generations: ask 24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and thy father, and he will shew thee; thy el- devoured with burning heat, and with bitders, and they will tell thee.
ter destruction: I will also send the teeth 8'When the Most High divided to the of beasts upon them, with the poison of nations their inheritance, when he sepa- serpents of the dust. rated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds 25 The sword without, and terror withof the people according to the number of in, shall destroy both the young man and the children of Israel.
the virgin, the suckling also with the man 9 For the Lord's portion is his people; of gray hairs. Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
26 I said, I would scatter them into cor10 He found him in a desert land, and ners, I would make the remembrance of in the waste howling wilderness; he led them to cease from among men; bim about, he instructed him, he kept him 27 Were it not that I feared the wrath as the apple of his eye.
of the enemy, lest their adversaries should 11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, Aut- behave themselves strangely,and lest they tereth over her young, spreadeth abroad should say, Our band is high, and the her wings, taketh them, beareth them on Lord hath not done all this. her wings;
28 For they are a nation void of coun. 12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and sel, neither is there any understanding in there was no strange god with him.
them. 13 He made him ride on the high places 29 Oh that they were wise, that they unof the earth, that he might eat the increase derstood this, that they would consider of the fields; and he made him to suck their latter end! boney out of the rock, and oil out of the 30 How should one chase a thousand, finty rock;
and two put ten thousand to flight, except 14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, their Rock had sold them, and the LORD with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of had shut them up? Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys 31 For their rock is not as our Rock, of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure even our enemies themselves being judges: blood of the grape.
32 For their vine is of the vine of So15 | But Jeshurun waxed fat, and dom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are thick, thou art covered with fatness; then bitter: he forsook God which made him, and 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. and the cruel venom of asps.
16 They provoked him to jealousy with 34 Is not this laid up in store with me, strange gods, with abominations provoked and sealed up among my treasures? they him to anger:
35 To me belongeth vengeance, and re17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to compence; their foot shall slide in due God; to gods whom they knew not, to new time: for the day of their calamity is at gods that came newly up, whom your fa- hand, and the things that shall come upon thers feared not.
them make haste. 18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art 36 For the LORD shall judge his peounmindful, and hast forgotten God that ple, and repent bimself for his servants : formed thee.
when he seeth that their power is gone, 19 And when the LORD saw it, he ab- and there is none shut up, or left. horred them, because of the provoking of 37 And he shall say, Where are their his sons, and of his daughters.
gods, their rock in whom they trusted, 20 And he said, I will hide my face 38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifrom them, I will see what their end shall fices, and drank the wine of their drinkbe: for they are a very froward generation, ofierings? let them rise up and help you, children in whom is no faith.
and be your protection. 21 They have moved me to jealousy 39 See now that I, even I am he, and with that which is not God; they have pro- there is no god with me: I kill, and I make yoked me to anger with their vanities: and alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is I will move them to jealousy with those there any that can deliver out of my hand. which are not a people; I will provoke 40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and them to anger with a foolish nation. say, I live for ever. 22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger,
41 If I whet my glittering sword, and and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and my band take hold on judgment; I will thing you
The majesty of God. DEUTERONOMY. The twelve tribes blessed. render vengeance to mine enemies, and 7 | And this is the blessing of Judah: will reward them that hate me.
and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Ju42 I will make mine arrows drunk with dah, and bring him unto his people: let blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; his bands be sufficient for him, and be thou and that with the blood of the slain and of a help to him from bis enemies. the captives from the beginning of revenges 8 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thumupon the enemy.
mim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, 43 Rejoice, ye nations, with his peo- whom thou didst prove at Massah, and ple: for he will avenge the blood of bis with whom thou didst strive at the waters servants, and will render vengeance to his of Meribah; adversaries, and will be merciful unto his 9 Who said unto his father and to his land, and to his people.
mother, I have not seen him, neither did 44 | And Moses came and spake all be acknowledge bis brethren, nor knew the words of this song in the ears of the his own children: for they have observed people, he and Hoshea the son of Nun. thy word, and kept thy covenant.
45 And Moses made an end of speaking 10 They shall teach Jacob thy judg. all these words to all Israel:
ments, and Israel thy law; they shall put 45 And he said unto them, Set your incense before thee, and whole burnt sahearts unto all the words which I testify crifice upon thine altar. among you this day, wbich ye shall com- 11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and acmand your children to observe to do, all cept the work of bis hands: smite through the words of this law.
the loins of them that rise against him, and of 47 For it is not a vain thing for you: them that hate him, that they rise not again. because it is your life; and through this 12 | And of Benjamin he said, The be
shall prolong your days in the loved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by land whitheryegoover Jordan to possess it. him; and the LORD shall cover him all
48 And the LORD spake unto Moses the day long, and he shall dwell between that self-same day, saying,
his shoulders. 49 Get thee up into this mountain Aba- 13 | And of Joseph he said, Blessed of rim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land the LORD be his land, for the precious of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and things of heaven, for the dew, and for the behold the land of Canaan which I give deep that coucheth beneath. unto the children of Israel for a possession: 14 And for the precious fruits brought
50 And die in the mount whither thou forth by the sun, and for the precious goest up, and be gathered unto thy peo-things put forth by the moon. ple; as Aaron thy brother died in mount 15 And for the chief things of the anHor, and was gathered unto his people: cient mountains, and for the precious things
51 Because ye trespassed against me of the lasting hills. among the children of Israel at the waters 16 And for the precious things of the of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of earth and fulness thereof, and for thegood Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the midst of the children of Israel.
blessing come upon the head of Joseph, 52 Yet thou shalt see the land before and upon the top of the head of him that thee, but thou shalt not go thither unto the was separated from his brethren. land which I give the children of Israel. 17 His glory is like the firstling of his CHAP. XXXIII.
bullock, and his horns are like the horns Moses the man of God blessed the people together to the ends of the earth: children of Israel before his death. and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
2 And he said, The LORD came from and they are the thousands of Manasseh. Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he 18 T And of Zebulun be said, Rejoice, shined forth from mount Paran, and he Zebulun, in thy going out; and Issachar, came with ten thousands of saints: from in thy tents. his right hand went a fiery law for them. 19 They shall call the people unto the
3 Yea, he loved the people; all his mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices saints are in thy hand: and they sat down of righteousness: for they shall suck of the at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid words.
in the sand. 4 Moses commanded us a law; even the 20 | And of Gad he said, Blessed be he inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion,
5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when and teareth the arm with the crown of the the heads of the people and the tribes of head. Israel were gathered together.
21 And he provided the first part for 6 9 Let Reuben live, and not die; and himself, because there, in a portion of the let not bis men be few.
lawgiver, was he seated: and he came