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184 Plagues of disobedience. DEUTERONOMY. Exhortation to obedience. continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of the wilderness : your clothes are not long continuance.
waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not 60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee all waxen old upon thy foot. the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast a 6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither fraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. have ye drunk wine or strong drink :
61 Also every sickness, and every plague that ye might know that I am the LORD which is not written in the book of this your God. law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, 7 And when ye came unto this place, until thou be destroyed.
Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the 62 And ye shall be left few in number, king of Bashan, came out against us unto whereas ye were as the stars of heaven || battle, and we smote them: for multitude; because thou wouldest not | 8 And we took their land, and gave it obey the voice of the LORD thy God. |for an inheritance unto the Reubenites,
63 And it shall come to pass, that as and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe the Lord rejoiced over you to do you of Manasseh. good, and to multiply you; so the LORD 9 Keep therefore the words of this covwill rejoice over you to destroy you, and enant, and do them, that ye may prosper to bring you to nought; and ye shall be || in all that ye do. plucked from off the land whither thou 10 q Ye stand this day all of you begoest to possess it.
|| fore the Lord your God; your captains 64 And the LORD shall scatter thee a of your tribes, your elders, and your mong all people from the one end of || officers, with all the men of Israel, the earth even unto the other; and there 11 Your little ones, your wives, and thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thy stranger that is in thy camp, from thou nor thy fathers have known, even the hewer of thy wood, unto the drawer wood and stone.
ll of thy cater : 65 And among these nations shalt thou 12 That thou shouldest enter into covfinal no ease, neither shall the sole of thy enant with the LORD thy God, and infoot have rest : but the LORD shall give to his oath, which the LORD thy God thee there a trembling heart, and failing ll maketh with thee this day : of eyes, and sorrow of mind :
13 That be may establish thee to-day 66 And thy life shallhangin doubt before for a people unto himself, and that he may thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto and shalt have none assurance of thy lite: thee, and as he hath swoin unto thy fa
67 Int!:? morning thou shalt say, thers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. Would God it were even ! and at even) | 14 Neither with you only do I make thou shalt say, Would God it were morn- this covenant and this oath; ing! for the fear of thine heart where 15 But with him that staudeth here with thou shalt fear, and for the sight of with us this day before the LORD our thine eyes which thou shalt see.
God, and also with him that is not here 68 And the LORD shall bring thee in with us this day : to Egypt again with ships, by the way 16 (For ve know how we have dwelt in whereof I spake unto thice, Thou shalt || the land of Egypt; and how we came see it no more again : and there ye shall be through the nations which ye passed by : sold unto your enemies for bond-men and || 17 And ye have seen their abominations, bond-women, and no man shall buy you. 'ind their idols, wool and stone, silver CHAP. XXIX.
and gold, which were among them :) 2 An exhortation to obedience. 10 The peo-|| 18 Lest there should be among you pile enter into covenant before the Lord. man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose THESE are the words of the covenant heart turneth away this day from the
1 which the LORD commanded Moses LORD our God, to go and serve the gods to make with the children of Israel in of these nations ; lest there should be athe land of Moab, beside the covenant mong you a root that beareth gall and which he made with them in Horeb. worn wood;
2 And Moses called unto all Israel, | 19 And it come to pass, when he and said unto them, Ye have seen all that heareth the words of this curse, that he the LORD did before your eyes in the bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall land of Egypt unto. Piraraoh, and unto | have peace, though I walk in the imaginaall his servants, and unto all his land; | tion of mine heart, to add drunkenness
3 The great temptations which thine | to thirst : eyes have seen, the signs, and those great 20 The LORD will not spare him, but miracles:
then the anger of the LORD and his jeal4. Yet the Lord hath not given you lousy shall smoke against that man, and ap heart to perceive, and eyes to see, | all the curses that are written in this book and ears to hear, unto this day.
spall lie upon him, and the LORD shall 5 And I have led vou forty years in l blot out his name from under heaven.
CHAP. XXX. Mercies to the penitent. 185 21 And the LORD shall separate him un- 5 And the Lord thy God will bring to evil out of all the tribes of Israel ac- thee into the land which thy fathers poscording to all the curses of the covenantsessed, and thou shalt possess it : and he that are written in this book of the law : || will do thee good, and multiply thee a.
22 So that the generation to come of Il bove thy father's. your children that shall rise up after you, 6 And the LORD thy God will circumand the stranger that shall come from all cise thine heart, and the heart of thy far land, shall say, when they see the seed, to love the LORD thy God with all plagues of that land, and the sicknesses || thine heart, and with all thy soul, that which the Lord hath laid upon it; thou mayest live.
23 And that the whole land thereof is 7 And the LORD thy God will put all brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is these curses upon thine enemies, and on not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass them that hate thee, which persecuted groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sudom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Ze-| 8 And thou shalt return and obey boim, which the LORD overthrew in his the voice of the LORD, and do all his anger and in his wrath :
commandments which I command thee 34 Even all nations shall say, Where- this day. fore hath the LORD done thus unto this | 9 And the LORD thy God will make land? what meaneth the heat of this great | thee plenteous in every work of thine anger?
hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in 35 Then men shall say, Because they the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of have forsaken the covenant of the LORD thy land, for good : for the LORD will God of their fathers, which he made again rejoice over thee for good, as he with them when he brought them forth | rejoiced over thy fathers : out of the land of Egypt:
10 If thou shalt hearken unto the 26 For they went and served other voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his gods, and worshipped them, gods whom || commandments and his statutes which they knew not, and whom he had not | are written in this book of the law, given unto them :
and if thou turn unto the LORD thy 27 And the anger of the LORD was God with all thine heart and with all kindled against this land, to bring upon it | thy soul. all the curses that are written in this book : 11 | For this commandment which I
28 And the LORD rooted them out of || command thee this day, it is not hidden their land in anger and in wrath, and in from thee, neither is it far off. great indignation, and cast them into an | 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldother land, as it is this day.
est say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, 29 The secret things belong unto the and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, LORD rur God: but those things which and do it? . are revealed belong unto us, and to our 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that children for ever, that we may do all the thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the Words of this law.
sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we CHAP. XXX.
may hear it, and do it? 1 Great mercies promised unto the peni 14 But the word is very nigh unto thee,
tent. 11 The commandment is mani- | in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou fest, 15 Death and life set before them. mayest do it. Ā VD it shall come to pass, when all | 15 f See, I have set before thee this A these things are come upon thee, 1 day life and good, and death and evil; the blessing and the curse, which I have 16 In that I command thee this day to set before thee, and thou shalt call them to | love the LORD thy God, to walk in his mind among all the nations whither the ways, and to keep his commandments, LORD thy God hath driven thee,
and his statutes, and his judgments, that 2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy thou mayest live and multiply : and the God, and shalt obey his voice according LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land to all that I command thee this day, thou | whither thou goest to possess it. and thy children, with all thine heart, 17 But if thine heart turn away, so and with all thy soul;
that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be 3 That then the LORD thy God will drawn away, and worship other gods, and turn thy captivity, and have compassion serve them; upon thee, and will return and gather 18 1 denounce unto you this day, that thee from all the nations, whither the ll ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not LORD thy God hath scattered thee. prolong your days upon the land, whither
4 If any of thine he driven, out unto | ihou passest over Jordan togo to possess it. the utmost parts of heaven, from thence 19 I call heaven and earth to record will the LORD thy God gather thee, and this day against you, that I have set befrom thence will he fetch thec :
lll fore you lic arx death, blessing and curs186 Joshua encouraged. DEUTERONOMY. God's charge to Joshua. ing: therefore choose life, that both thou | ger that is within thy gates, that they may and thy seed may live:
hear, and that they may learn, and fear 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy the Lord your God, and observe to do God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, 1 all the words of this law: and that thou mayest cleave unto him 13 And that their children which have (for he is thy life, and the length of thy not known any thing, may hear, and learn davs) that thou mayest dwell in the land to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, toto possess it. give them.
14 | And the LORD said unto Moses, CHAP. XXXI.
Behold, thy days approach that thou must 1 Moses encourageth the people and Josh die : call Joshua, and present yourselves
ua. 9 He delivereth the law unto the in the tabernacle of the congregation, that priests, to read it in the seventh year to | I mav give him a charge. And Moses the people. 14 God giveth a charge to and Joshua went and presented themselves Joshua, 19 and a song to testify a- in the tabernacle of the congregation. gainst the people.
15 And the LORD appeared in the tabÀ ND Moses went and spake these ernacle in a pillar of a cloud : and the A , words unto all Israel.
pillar of the cloud stood over the door of 2 And he said unto them, I am an the tabernacle. hundred and twenty years old this day ; | 16 And the LORD said unto Moses, BeI can no more go out and come in : also hold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and the Lord hath said unto me, Thou shalt this people will rise up, and go a whoring not go over this Jordan.
after the gods of the strangers of the 3 The LORD thy God, he will go over land, whither they go to be among them, before thee, und he will destroy these na- and will forsake me, and break my covetions from before thee, and thou shalt pos-nant which I have made with them. sess them: and Joshua he shall go over be- 17 Then my anger shall be kindled afore thee, as the Lord hath said.
gainst them in that day, and I will for4 And the LORD shall do unto them as sake them, and I will hide my face from he did to Sihon, and to Og, kings of the them, and they shall be devoured, and Amorites, and unto the land of them, many evils and troubles shall befal them, whom he destroyed.
so that they will say in that day, Are not 5 And the LORD shall give them up these evils come upon us, because our before your face, that ye may do unto God is not among us? them according unto all the command 18 And I will surely hide my face in ments which I have commanded you. that day for all the evils which they shall
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear have wrought, in that they are turned not, nor be afraid of them : for the LORD unto other gods. thy God, he it is that doth go with thee, 19 Now therefore write ye this song he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. for you, and teach it the children of Is
7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and rael: put it in their mouths, that this song said unto him in the sight of all Israel, 1. may be a witness for me against the chilBe strong and of a good courage: for thou dren of Israel. must go with this people unto the land | 20 For when I shall have brought them which the LORD hath sworn unto their into the land which I sware unto their fafathers to give them; and thou shalt thers, that floweth with milk and honey ; cause them to inhierit it.
and they shall have eaten and filled them8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go selves, and waxen fat; then will they turn before thee; he will be with thve, he will unto other gods, and serve them, and pronot fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear voke me, and break my covenant. not, neither be dismayed.
21 And it shall come to pass, when ma9 And Moses wrote this law, and ny evils and troubles are befallen them, delivered it unto the priests the sons of Le- that this song shall testify against them as vi, which bare the ark of the covenant of a witness : for it shall not be forgotten out the 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 leven 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 9 Möses 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 23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun this law before all Israel in their hearing. ! a charge, and said, Be strong and of a
12 Gather the people together, men, 1 good courage : for thou shalt bring the and women, and children, and thy stran- ll children of Israel into the land which I
Moses' song of
CHAP. XXXII. God's mercy and judgment. 187 sware unto them; and I will be with thee. || in the waste howling wilderness; he led
24. And it came to pass, when Mose: him about, he instructed him, he kept had made an end of writing the words of him as the apple of his eve. this law in a book, until they were finisher, 11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest,
25 That Moses commanded the Levites | fluttereth over her young, spreadeth awhich bare the ark of the covenant of the broad her wings, taketh them, beareth LORD, saying,
them on her wings; 26 Take this book of the law, and put 12 So the LORD alone did lead him, it in the side of the ark of the covenant and there was no strange god with him. of the LORD your God, that it may be 13 He made him ride on the high places there for a witness against thee.
of the earth, that he might eat the in27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy || crease of the fields; and he made him to stiff neck : behold, while I am yet alive | suck honey out of the rock, and oil out with you this day, ye have been rebel of the finty rock ; bons against the LORD; and how much 14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, more after my death?
with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed 28 Gather unto me all the elders of of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of your tribes, and your officers, that I may kidneys of wheat, and thou didst drink speak these words in their ears, and call | the pure blood of the grape. heaven and earth to record against them 15 | But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kick
29 For I know that after my death ye ed : thou art waxen fat, thou art grown will utterly corrupt yourselves, and tum thick, thou art covered with fatness; then aside from the way which I have com he forsook God which made him, and manded you ; and evil will befal you in :ightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. the latter days; because ye will do evil in 16 They provoked him to jealousy with the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to | strange gods, with abominations provoked anger through the work of your hands. they him to anger.
30 And Moses spake in the ears of all | 17 They sacrificed into devils, not to the congregation of Israel the words of God; to gods whom they knew not, to this song until they were ended.
| new gods that came newly up, whom CHAP. XXXII.
your fathers feared not. 1 Moses' song, which setteth forth God's I 18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou mercy and vengeance. 46 Heerhorteth art unmindful, and hast forgotten God them to set their hearts upon it.
that formed thee. VE ear, () ye heavens, and I will 19 And when the Lord saw it, he abU speak; and hear, earth, the words horred them, because of the provoking of of my mouth
his sons, and of his daughters. 2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, 20 And he said, I will hide my face my speech shall distil as the dew, as the from them, I will see what their end shall small rain upon the tender herb, and as be : for they are a very froward generathe showers upon the grass :
tion, children in whom is no faith. 3 Because I will publish the name of the 21 They have moved me to jealousy LORD: ascribe ve greatness unto our God. with that which is not God; they have
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect : provoked me to anger with their vanities : for all his ways are judgment: a God of and I will move them to jealousy with truth and without iniquity, just and right those which are not a people; I will pro
voke them to anger with a foolish nation. 5 They have corrupted themselves, their 22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, spot is not the spot of his children : they and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and are a perverse and crooked generation. shall consume the earth with her mcrease,
6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O) fool and set on fire the foundations of the ish people and unwise? is not he thy fa mountains. ther that hath bought thee? hath he not 23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I made thee, and established thee?
will spend mine arrows upon them. 7 FRemember the days of old, consider 24 They shall be burnt with hunger, the years of many generations : ask thay l) and devoured with burning heat, and father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, with bitter destruction : I will also send and they will tell thee.
the teeth of beasts upon them, with the 8 When the Most High divided to the poison of serpents of the dust. nations their inheritance, when he sepa- 25 Thesword without, and terror withrated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds || in, shall destroy both the young man and of the people according to the number of the virgin, the suckling also with the man the children of Israel.
of gray hairs. 9 For the Lord's portion is his people ; || 26 I said, I would scatter them into Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
corners, I would make the remembrance 10 He found him in a desert land, and l of them to cease from among men ;
188 The song of Moses. DEUTERONOMY. The majesty of God.
27 Were it not that I feared the wrath hearts unto all the words which I testify of the enemy, lest their adversaries among you this day, which ye shall comshould behave themselves strangely, and mand your children to observe to do, all lest they should say, Our hand is high, the words of this law. and the LORD hath not done all this.
47 For it is not a vain thing for you: be28 For they are a nation void of coun- || cause it is your lite ; and through this thing sel, neither is there any understanding in ye shall prolong your days in the land them.
whither ve go over Jordan to possess it. 29 () that they were wise, that they un 48 And ihe LORD spake unto Moses derstood this, ihat they would consider that self-same day, saying, their latter end!
49 Get thee up into this mountain A30 How should one chase a thousand, barim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the and two put ten thousand to fight, ex land of Moab), that is over against Jericho; cept their Rock had sold them, and the land behold the land of Canaan which LORD had shut them up?
I give unto the children of Israel for a 31 For their rock is not as our Rock, possession : evenourenemies themselves being judges: 50 And die in the mount whither thou
32 For their vine is of the vine of Sod goest up, and be gathered unto thy peoom, and of the fields of Gomorrah : ple ; as Aaron thy brother died in mount their grapes are grapes of gall, their clus- | Hor, and was gathered unto his people : ters are bitter :
51 Because ye trespassed against me a33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, mong the children of Israel at the waters and the cruel venom of asps.
of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of 34 Is not this laid up in store with me, Zin ; because ye sanctified me not in the and sealed up among my treasures ? midst of the children of Israel.
35 To me belongeth vengeance, and 52 Yet thou shalt see the land before recompense; their foot shall slide in due thee, but thou shalt not go thither unto the time : for the day of their calamity is at land which I give the children of Israel. hand, and the things that shall come up
CHAP. XXXIII. on them make haste.
2 The majesty of God. 6 The blessing 36 For the LORD shall judge his peo of the twelve iribes. 26 The excellenple, and repent himself for his servants : cy of Israel when he seeth that their power is gone, 1 AND this is the blessing wherewith and there is none shut up, or left.
A Moses the Man of God blessed the 37 And he shall say, Where are their chudren of Israel before his death. gods, their rock in whom they trusted, I 2 And he said, The LORD came from
38 Which did eat the fat of their sacri- | Sinai, and rose up from Seirunto them ; he fices, and drank the wine of their drink-li shwed forth from mount Paran, and he offerings ? let them rise up and help you, || came with ten thousands of saints : from and be your protection.
|| his right hand went a fiery law for them. 39 See now that I, even I am he, and 3 Yea, he loved the people ; all his there is no God with me : I kill, and I saints are in thy hand : and they sat make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither | down at thy feet; every one shall receive is there any that can deliverout of my hand. of thy words.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, ard 4 Moses commanded us a law; even the say, I live for ever.
inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. 41 If I whet my glittering sword, and 5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when mine hand take hold on judgment; I will the heads of the people and the tribes of render vengeance to mine enemies, and Israel were gathered together. will reward them that hate me.
6 T Let Reuben live, and not die ; 42 I will make mine arrows drunk with and let not his men be few. blood, and my sword shall devour Hesh ; 7 And this is the blessing of Judah : and that with the blood of the slain and of and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Juthe captives from the beginning of re dah, and bring him unto his people: let his venges upon the enemy.
hands be sufficient for him, and be thou 43 Rejoice, () ye nations, svith his || | an help to him from his enemies. people : for he will avenge the blood of 8 q And of Levi he said, Let thy Thumhis servants, and will render vengeance to || mim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, his adversaries, and will be merciful unto whom thou didst prove at Massah, and his land, and to his people.
with whom thou didst strive at the wa44 | And Moses came and spake all ters of Meribah; the words of this song in the ears of the 9 Who said unto his father and to his people, he and Hoshea the son of Nun. l mother, I have not seen him, neither did
45 And Moses made an end of speak- || he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew ing all these words to all Israel :
| his own children: for they have observed 46 And he said unto them, Set your thy word, and kept thy covenant.