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work of thy hands: the Lord thy God dwelling let us pass: because the Lord thy God had hardwith thee, knoweth thy journey, how thou hast ened his spirit, and fixed his heart, that he passed through this great wilderness, for forty might be delivered into thy hands, as now thou years, and thou hast wanted nothing.
8 And when we had passed by our brethren the children of Esau, that dwelt in Seir, by the way of the plain from Elath and from Asiongaber, we came to the way, that leadeth to the desert of Moab.
9 And the Lord said to me: Fight not against the Moabites, neither go to battle against them: for I will not give thee any of their land, because I have given Ar to the children of Lot in posses
12 The Horrhites also formerly dwelt in Seir: who being driven out and destroyed, the children of Esau dwelt there, as Israel did in the land of his possession, which the Lord gave him.
13 Then rising up to pass the torrent Zared, we came to it.
14 And the time that we journeyed from Cadesbarne till we passed over the torrent Zared, was thirty eight years: until all the generation of the men that were fit for war was consumed out of the camp, as the Lord had sworn:
15 For his hand was against them, that they should perish from the midst of the camp.
16 And after all the fighting men were dead, 17 The Lord spoke to me, saying:
18 Thou shalt pass this day the borders of Moab, the city named Ar:
19 And when thou comest nigh the frontiers of the children of Ammon, take heed thou fight not against them, nor once moveo battle: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon, because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession.
20 It was accounted a land of giants: and giants formerly dwelt in it, whom the Ammonites call Zomzommims,
21 A people great and many, and of tall stature, like the Enacims whom the Lord destroyed before their face: and he made them to dwell in their stead,
22 As he had done in favour of the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir, destroying the Horrhites, and delivering their land to them, which they possess to this day.
23 The Hevites also, that dwelt in Haserim as far as Gaza, were expelled by the Cappadocians; who came out of Cappadocia, and destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.
24 Arise ye, and pass the torrent Arnon: behold, I have delivered into thy hand Sehon king of Hesebon the Amorrhite, and begin thou to possess his land, and make war against him.
25 This day will I begin to send the dread and fear of thee upon the nations that dwell under the whole heaven; that when they hear thy name they may fear and tremble, and be in pain like women in travail.
26 So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Cademoth to Sehon the king of Hesebon with peaceable words, saying:
27 We will pass through thy land, we will go along by the high way: we will not turn aside neither to the right hand, nor to the left.
28 Sell us meat for money, that we may eat: give us water for money, and so we will drink. We only ask that thou wilt let us pass through,
29 As the children of Esau have done, that dwell in Seir, and the Moabites, that abide in Ar: until we come to the Jordan, and pass to the land which the Lord our God will give us. 30 And Sehon the king of Hesebon would not
31 And the Lord said to me: Behold, I have begun to deliver unto thee Sehon and his land: begin to possess it.
32 And Sehon came out to meet us with all his people to fight at Jasa.
33 And the Lord our God delivered him to us: and we slew him with his sons and all his people.
34 And we took all his cities at that time, killing the inhabitants of them, men and women and children. We left nothing of them;
35 Except the cattle which came to the share of them that took them; and the spoils of the cities, which we took
36 From Aroer, which is upon the bank of the torrent Arnon, a town that is situate in a valley, as far as Galaad. There was not a village or city, that escaped our hands: the Lord our God delivered all unto us;
37 Except the land of the children of Ammon, to which we approached not: and all that border upon the torrent Jeboc, and the cities in the mountains, and all the places which the Lord our God forbad us.
The victory over Og king of Basan. Ruben,
to meet us with his people to fight in Edrai.
2 And the Lord said to me: Fear him not; because he is delivered into thy hand, with all his people and his land: and thou shalt do to him as thou hast done to Sehon king of the Amorrhites, that dwelt in Hesebon.
3 So the Lord our God delivered into our hands Og also the king of Basan, and all his people: and we utterly destroyed them,
4 Wasting all his cities at one time: there was not a town that escaped us; sixty cities all the country of Argob the kingdom of Og in Rasen.
5 All the cities were fenced with very high walls, and with gates and bars, besides innumerable towns that had no walls.
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we had done to Sehon the king of Hesebon, destroying every city, men and women and children:
7 But the cattle and the spoils of the cities we took for our prey.
8 And we took at that time the land out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorrhites, that were beyond the Jordan: from the torrent Arnon unto the mountain Hermon,
9 Which the Sidonians call Sarion, and the Amorrhites Sanir:
10 All the cities that are situate in the plain, and all the land of Galaad and Basan as far as Selcha and Edrai, cities of the kingdom of Og in Basan.
11 For only Og king of Basan remained of the race of the giants. His bed of iron is shown, which is in Rabbath of the children of Ammon, being nine cubits long, and four broad after the measure of the cubit of a man's hand.
12 And we possessed the land at that time from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the torrent Arnon, unto the half of mount Galaad: and I gave the cities thereof to Ruben and Gad.
13 And I delivered the other part of Galaad, and all Basan the kingdom of Og to the half tribe
*Hardened, &c. That is, in punishment of his past sins, he left him to his own stubborn and perverse disposition, which drew him to his ruin. See the note on Erodus vii. 3.
of Manasses, all the country of Argob: and all||and justices, as the Lord my God hath commandBasan is called the Land of giants. ed me: so shall you do them in the land which you shall possess:
14 Jair the son of Manasses possessed all the country of Argob unto the borders of Gessuri, and Machati. And he called Basan by his own name, Havoth Jair, that is to say, the towns of Jair, until this present day.
6 And you shall observe and fulfil them in practice. For this is your wisdom, and' understanding in the sight of nations, that hearing all these precepts, they may say: Behold, a wise and understanding people, a great nation.
15 To Machir also I gave Galaad. 16 And to the tribes of Ruben and Gad I gave of the land of Galaad as far as the torrent Arnon, half the torrent, and the confines even unto the torrent Jeboc, which is the border of the children of Ammon:
7 Neither is there any other nation so great, that hath gods so nigh them, as our God is present to all our petitions.
17 And the plain of the wilderness, and the Jordan, and the borders of Cenereth unto the sea of the desert, which is the most salt sea, to the foot of mount Phasga eastward.
18 And I commanded you at that time, saying: The Lord your God giveth you this land for an inheritance: go ye well appointed before your brethren the children of Israel all the strong men of you:
19 Leaving your wives and children and cattle. For I know you have much cattle; and they must remain in the cities, which I have delivered to
20 Until the Lord give rest to your brethren," as he hath given to you; and they also possess the land, which he will give them beyond the Jordan: then shall every man return to his possession, which I have given you.
21 I commanded Josue also at that time, saying: Thy eyes have seen what the Lord your God hath done to these two kings: so will he do to all the kingdoms to which thou shalt pass. 22 Fear them not: for the Lord your God will fight for you.
23 And I besought the Lord at that time, say
24 Lord God, thou hast begun to show unto thy servant thy greatness, and most mighty hand; for there is no other God either in heaven or earth, that is able to do thy works, or to be compared to thy strength.
25 I will pass over therefore, and will see this excellent land beyond the Jordan, and this goodly mountain, and Libanus.
26 And the Lord was angry with me on your account, and heard me not, but said to me: It is enough: speak no more to me of this matter.
27 Go up to the top of Phasga, and cast thy eyes round about to the west, and to the north, and to the south, and to the east, and behold it; for thou shalt not pass this Jordan.
28 Command Josue, and encourage and strengthen him: for he shall go before this people, and shall divide unto them the land which thou shalt see.
CHAP. IV. Moses exhorteth the people to keep God's commandments: particularly to fly idolatry. Appointeth three cities of refuge, on that side of the Jordan.
20 But the Lord hath taken you and brought 29 And we abode in the valley over-against the you out of the iron furnace of Egypt, to make you temple of Phogor. his people of inheritance, as it is this present day. 21 And the Lord was angry with me for your words: and he swore that I should not pass over the Jordan, nor enter into the excellent land, which he will give you.
22 Behold, I die in this land: I shall not pass over the Jordan: you shall pass, and possess the goodly land.
23 Beware lest thou ever forget the covenant of the Lord thy God, which he hath made with thee, and make to thyself a graven likeness of those things which the Lord hath forbid to made:
2 You shall not add to the word that I speak to you, neither shall you take away from it: keep 24 Because the Lord thy God is a consuming the commandments of the Lord your God which fire, a jealous God. I command you.
25 If you shall beget sons and grandsons, and abide in the land, and being deceived make to yourselves any similitude, committing evil before the Lord your God, to provoke him to wrath:
26 I call this day heaven and earth to witness, that you shall quickly perish out of the land,
ND now, O Israel, hear the commandments and judgments which I teach thee; that doing them, thou mayst live, and entering in mayst possess the land which the Lord the God of your
8 For what other nation is there so renowned that hath ceremonies, and just judgments, and all the law, which I will set forth this day before your eyes?
9 Keep thyself therefore, and thy soul carefully. Forget not the words that thy eyes have seen, and let them not go out of thy heart all the days of thy life. Thou shalt teach them to thy sons and to thy grandsons,
10 From the day in which thou didst stand before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord spoke to me, saying: Call together the people unto me, that they may hear my words, and may learn to fear me all the time that they live on the earth, and may teach their children.)
11 And you came to the foot of the mount, which burned even unto heaven: and there was darkness, and a cloud and obscurity in it.
12 And the Lord spoke to you from the midst of the fire. You heard the voice of his words, but you saw not any form at all.
13 And he showed you his covenant, which he commanded you to do, and the ten words that he wrote in two tables of stone.
3 Your eyes have seen all that the Lord hath done against Beelphegor; how he hath destroyed all his worshippers from among you.
4 But you that adhere to the Lord your God, are all alive until this present day. 5 You know that I have taught you statutes
14 And he commanded me at that time that I should teach you the ceremonies and judgments, which you shall do in the land, that you shall possess.
15 Keep therefore your souls carefully. You saw not any similitude in the day that the Lord God spoke to you in Horeb from the midst of the fire:
16 Lest perhaps being deceived you might make you a graven similitude, or image of male or female,
17 The similitude of any beasts, that are upon the earth, or of birds, that fly under heaven,
18 Or of creeping things, that move on the earth, or of fishes, that abide in the waters under the earth:
19 Lest perhaps lifting up thy eyes to heaven, thou see the sun and the moon, and all the stars of heaven, and being deceived by error thou adore and serve them, which the Lord thy God created for the service of all the nations, that are under heaven.
which, when you have passed over the Jordan, of the torrent Arnon, unto mount Sion, which is you shall possess. You shall not dwell therein also called Hermon, long, but the Lord will destroy you,
27 And scatter you among all nations, and you shall remain a few among the nations, to which the Lord shall lead you.
49 All the plain beyond the Jordan at the east side, unto the sea of the wilderness, and unto the foot of mount Phasga.
28 And there you shall serve gods, that were framed with men's hands; wood and stone; that neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
29 And when thou shalt seek there the Lord,
thy God, thou shalt find him: yet so, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and all the affliction of thy soul.
30 After all the things aforesaid shall find thee, in the latter time thou shalt return to the Lord thy God, and shalt hear his voice.
31 Because the Lord thy God is a merciful God: he will not leave thee, nor altogether destroy thee, nor forget the covenant, by which he swore to thy fathers.
32 Ask of the days of old, that have been before thy time from the day that God created man upon the earth, from one end of heaven to the other end thereof, if ever there was done the like thing, or it hath been known at any time,
3 That a people should hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of fire, as thou hast heard, and lived:
7 Thou shalt not have strange gods in my sight.
34 If God ever did so as to go, and take to him- 8 Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven self a nation out of the midst of nations, by temp-thing, nor the likeness of any things, that are in tations, signs, and wonders, by fight, and a strong heaven above, or that are in the earth beneath, or hand, and stretched-out arm, and horrible vi- that abide in the waters under the earth. sions according to all the things that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt, before thy
35 That thou mightst know that the Lord he is God, and there is no other besides him.
36 From heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might teach thee. And upon earth he showed thee his exceeding great fire: and thou didst hear his words out of the midst of the fire,
37 Because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them. And he brought thee out of Egypt, going before thee with his great power, 38 To destroy at thy coming very great nations and stronger than thou art; and to bring thee in,| and give thee their land in possession, as thou seest at this present day.
39 Know therefore this day, and think in thy heart that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and in the earth beneath, and there is no other. 40 Keep his precepts and commandments, which I command thee: that it may be well with thee, and thy children after thee, and thou mayst remain a long time upon the land, which the Lord thy God will give thee.
41 Then Moses set aside three cities beyond the Jordan at the east side,
42 That any one might flee to them who should kill his neighbour unwillingly, and was not his enemy a day or two before, and that he might escape to some one of these cities:
13 Bosor in the wilderness, which is situate in the plains of the tribe of Ruben; and Ramoth in Galaad, which is in the tribe of Gad; and Golan in Basan, which is in the tribe of Manasses.
The ten commandments are repeated and explained.
AND Moses called all Israel, and said to them: Hear, O Israel, the ceremonies and judgments, which I speak in your ears this day: learn them, and fulfil them in work.
2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
44 This is the law, that Moses set before the children of Israel,
3 He made not the covenant with our fathers, but with us, who are now present and living. 4 He spoke to us face to face in the mount out of the midst of fire.
5 I was the mediator and stood between the Lord and you at that time, to show you his words; for you feared the fire, and went not up into the mountain: and he said:
6 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
9 Thou shalt not adore them, and thou shalt not serve them. For I am the Lord thy God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation to them that hate me,
10 And showing mercy unto many thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for he shall not be unpunished that taketh his name upon a vain thing.
12 Observe the day of the sabbath, to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. 13 Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works.
14 The seventh day is the sabbath, that is, the rest of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not do any work therein, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy ox, nor thy ass, nor any of thy beasts, nor the stranger that is within thy gates; that thy man-servant and thy maid-servant may rest, even as thyself.
15 Remember that thou also didst serve in Egypt: and the Lord thy God brought thee out from thence with a strong hand, and a stretchedout arm. Therefore hath he commanded thee that thou shouldst observe the sabbath-day.
16 Honour thy father and mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, that thou mayst live a long time, and it may be well with thee in the land, which the Lord thy God will give thee. 17 Thou shalt not kill.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
45 And these are the testimonies and ceremonies and judgments, which he spoke to the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt,
21 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife; nor his house, nor his field, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.
22 These words the Lord spoke to all the mul
46 Beyond the Jordan in the valley overagainst the temple of Phogor in the land of Sehon king of the Amorrhites, that dwelt in Hesebon, whom Moses slew. And the children of Is-titude of you in the mountain, out of the midst rael coming out of Egypt of the fire and the cloud, and the darkness, with a loud voice, adding nothing more: and he wrote them in two tables of stone, which he delivered unto me.
47 Possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Basan, of the two kings of the Amorrhites, who were beyond the Jordan towards the rising of the sun: 48 From Aroer, which is situate upon the bank
23 But you, after you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, and saw the mountain
burn, came to me all the princes of the tribes and the elders, and you said:
24 Behold, the Lord our God hath shown us 11 Houses full of riches, which thou didst not his majesty and his greatness: we have heard his set up, cisterns which thou didst not dig, vinevoice out of the midst of the fire; and have prov-yards and oliveyards, which thou didst not plant,
ed this day that God speaking with man, man hath lived.
25 Why shall we die therefore, and why shall this exceeding great fire consume us? For if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, we shall die.
12 And thou shalt have eaten and be full: 13 Take heed diligently lest thou forget the Lord who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and shalt serve him only; and thou shalt swear by his name.
26 What is all flesh, that it should hear the voice of the living God, who speaketh out of the midst of the fire, as we have heard, and be able to live?
27 Approach thou rather: and hear all things that the Lord our God shall say to thee: and thou shalt speak to us, and we will ear and will do them.
28 And when the Lord had heard this, he said to me: I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they spoke to thee: they have spoken all things well.
29 Who shall give them to have such a mind, to fear me, and to keep all my commandments at all times, that it may be well with them and with their children for ever?
30 Go and say to them: Return into your
31 But stand thou here with me: and I will speak to thee all my commandments, and ceremonies and judgments; which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land, which I will give them for a possession.
32 Keep therefore and do the things which the Lord God hath commanded you: you shall not go aside neither to the right hand, nor to the left:
33 But you shall walk in the way that the Lord your God hath commanded, that you may live, and it may be well with you, and your days may be long in the land of your possession.
An exhortation to the love of God, and obedience to his law.
THESE are the precepts, and ceremonies, and judgments, which the Lord your God commanded that I should teach you, and that you should do them in the land, into which you pass over to possess it:
2 That thou mayst fear the Lord thy God, and keep his commandments and precepts, which I command thee, and thy sons, and thy grandsons, all the days of thy life, that thy days may be prolonged.
have given thee great and goodly cities, which thou didst not build,
3 Hear, O Israel, and observe to do the things which the Lord hath commanded thee, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayst be greatly multiplied, as the Lord the God of thy fathers hath promised thee a land flowing with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.
14 You shall not go after the strange gods of all the nations, that are round about you:
15 Because the Lord thy God is a jealous God in the midst of thee: lest at any time the wrath of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and take thee away from the face of the earth.
WHEN the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land, which thou art going in to possess, and shall have destroyed many nations before thee, the Hethite, and the Gergezite, and the Amorrhite, and the Chanaanite, and the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite, seven nations much more numerous than thou art, and stronger than thou:
5 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength.
2 And the Lord thy God shall have delivered them to thee, thou shalt utterly destroy them. Thou shalt make no league with them, nor show mercy to them:
6 And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart:
3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them. Thou shalt not give thy daughter to his son, nor take his daughter for thy son:
And thou shalt tell them to thy children: and thou shalt meditate upon them sitting in thy house, and walking on thy journey, sleeping, and rising. 8 And thou shalt bind them as a sign on thy hand: and they shall be and shall move between thy eyes.
4 For she will turn away thy son from following me, that he may rather serve strange gods: and the wrath of the Lord will be kindled, and will quickly destroy thee.
5 But thus rather shall you deal with them: Destroy their altars, and break their statues, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven things. 6 Because thou art a holy people to the Lord 10 And when the Lord thy God shall have thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, brought thee into the land, for which he swore to to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are thy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and shall upon the earth.
9 And thou shalt write them in the entry, and on the doors of thy house.
7 Not because you surpass all nations in num-shalt utterly abhor it as uncleanness and filth, beber, is the Lord joined unto you, and hath chosen cause it is an anathema. you, for you are the fewest of any people:
8 But because the Lord hath loved you, and hath kept his cath, which he swore to your fathers: and hath brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, out of the band of Pharao the king of
And thou shalt know that the Lord thy God, he is a strong and faithful God, keeping his covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments, unto a thousand generations:
ALL the commandments, that I command thee this take great care to observe: that you may live, and be multiplied, and going in may possess the land, for which the Lord swore to your fathers.
10 And repaying forthwith them that hate him, so as to destroy them, without further delay, immediately rendering to them what they deserve. 11 Keep therefore the precepts and ceremonies and judgments, which I command thee this day to do.
2 And thou shalt remember all the way through which the Lord thy God hath brought thee for forty years through the desert to afflict thee and to prove thee, and that the things that were in thy heart might be made known, whether thou wouldst keep his commandments or no.
12 If after thou hast heard these judgments, thou keep and do them, the Lord thy God will also keep his covenant to thee, and the mercy which he swore to thy fathers:
3 He afflicted thee with want, and gave thee manna for thy food, which neither thou nor thy fathers knew: to show that not in bread alone doth man live; but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.
4 Thy raiment, with which thou wast covered, hath not decayed for age, and thy foot is not worn, lo, this is the fortieth year,
13 And he will love thee and multiply thee, and will bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy vintage, thy oil, 5 That thou mayst consider in thy heart, that and thy herds, and the flocks of thy sheep upon as a man traineth up his son, so the Lord thy God the land, for which he swore to thy fathers that hath trained thee up. he would give it thee.
6 That thou shouldst keep the commandments 14 Blessed shalt thou be among all people. No of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, and one shall be barren among you of either sex, neither of men nor cattle.
7 For the Lord thy God will bring thee into a good land, of brooks, and of waters, and of fountains; in the plains of which and the hills deep rivers break out:
8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vineyards, wherein fig-trees, and pomegranates, and oliveyards grow; a land of oil and honey:
9 Where without any want thou shalt eat thy bread, and enjoy abundance of all things: where the stones are iron, and out of its hills are dug mines of brass:
10 That when thou hast eaten, and art full, thou mayst bless the Lord thy God for the excellent land which he hath given thee.
11 Take heed, and beware lest at any time thou forget the Lord thy God, and neglect his commandments and judgments and ceremonies, which I command thee this day:
12 Lest after thou hast eaten and art filled, hast built goodly houses, and dwelt in them,
13 And shalt have herds of oxen and flocks of sheep, and plenty of gold and of silver, and of all things,
14 Thy heart be lifted up, and thou remember not the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage:
15 And was thy leader in the great and terrible wilderness, wherein there was the serpent burning with his breath, and the scorpion, and the dipsas, and no waters at all: who brought forth
15 The Lord will take away from thee all sickness: and the grievous infirmities of Egypt, which thou knowest, he will not bring upon thee, but upon thy enemies.
16 Thou shalt consume all the people, which the Lord thy God will deliver to thee. Thy eye shall not spare them, neither shalt thou serve their gods, lest they be thy ruin.
17 If thou say in thy heart: These nations are more than I; how shall I be able to destroy them? 18 Fear not, but remember what the Lord thy God did to Pharao and to all the Egyptians;
19 The exceeding great plagues, which thy eyes saw, and the signs and wonders, and the strong hand, and the stretched-out arm, with which the Lord thy God brought thee out: so will be do to all the people whom thou fearest,
2) Moreover the Lord thy God will send also hornets among them, until he destroy and consume all that have escaped thee, and could hide themselves.
21 Thou shalt not fear them; because the Lord thy God is in the midst of thee, a God mighty and terrible:
The people is put in mind of God's dealings with them, to the end that they may love him and serve him.
22 He will consume these nations in thy sight by little and little and by degrees. Thou wilt not be able to destroy them altogether: lest perhaps the beasts of the earth should increase upon thee. 23 But the Lord thy God shall deliver them in thy sight; and shall slay them until they be ut-streams out of the hardest rock, terly destroyed.
24 And he shall deliver their kings into thy hands: and thou shalt destroy their names from under heaven: no man shall be able to resist thee, until thou destroy them.
25 Their graven things thou shalt burn with fire: thou shalt not covet the silver and gold of which they are made; neither shalt thou take to thee any thing thereof, lest thou offend; because it is an abomination to the Lord thy God.
26 Neither shalt thou bring any thing of the idol into thy house, lest thou become an anathema,t like it. Thou shalt detest it as dung, and
* Graven things. Idols, so called by contempt. An anathema. That is, a thing devoted to destruction, and which carries along with it a
16 And fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not. And after he had afflicted and proved thee, at the last he had mercy on thee,
17 Lest thou should say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand, have achieved all these things for me.
18 But remember the Lord thy God, that he hath given thee strength, that he might fulfil his covenant, concerning which he swore to thy fathers, as this present day showeth.
Not in bread alone, &c. i. e. That God is able to make food of what he pleases for the support of man.
The dipsas. A serpent whose bite causeth a violent thirst: from whence it has its name; for lin Greek, dipsa (o) signifies thirst.